Grant Administrator office hours: Monday - Thursday 11am - 6pm
a4k office hours: Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm
*You must have your supporting documentation ready to attach*
*All incomplete applications are automatically deleted after 2 weeks*
Funding to the sports organization is sent out bi-weekly by mail on the 1st and 15th of every month.
Please apply 6-8 weeks before the start of the sports program to allow for processing times and avoid extended funding delays to your child's sports organization. Start of play as determined by the sporting organization.
Applications for funding must be submitted:
No later than 14 days after the start of play for a program that is less than 3 months long
No later than 30 days after the start of play for a program that is more than 3 months long
**We do not accept applications more than 3 months before the start date of a program. If there are extenuating circumstances (ie. your child will lose their spot without funding) then we will take those into consideration.**
Each applicant is required to submit the following from each of the primary caregivers (parents/guardians):
PRIMARY CAREGIVER: Parent or guardian who is at least partially financially responsible for the child or whom the child lives with at least part time.
OR, if Applicable
** If your net family income is under $10,000 and you are not receiving social assistance we will require additional financial documentation showing how you are making ends meet.
A sponsor must be familiar with your marital status and financial situation and be willing to participate in a phone conversation with an a4k representative to verify the applicant’s case. a4k does contact each and every sponsor.
The sponsor cannot be a relative of the applicant or the parent/guardian submitting the form. They must also not be associated with the sports organization you are applying for.
A sponsor must be someone who follows a moral code of conduct in their profession.
Examples of credible sponsors include (but are not limited to):
An accepted sponsor must sign and date the application stating they have reviewed your financial circumstances and can vouch for the family’s financial situation. If your sponsor cannot vouch for this information you will be required to submit a different sponsor.
**Your application will not be approved until your child is officially registered with the sports organization.
For programs, such as martial arts, gymnastics, swimming and skating that are ongoing throughout the year, A4K will provide funding up to a maximum of 3 months. To continue receiving funding after these 3 months, you must re-apply with a new application.
To re-apply you must submit a new application form. However, you might not need to fill in each section, please see below for more information!
The sponsor section only needs to be submitted once every 12 months. If you are unsure whether the 12 months has passed, please send us an email or give us a call.
Your financial information needs to be renewed after July 1st of every year regardless of when your last application was made. Again, if you are unsure if it will be required, please send us an email or give us a call.
The Athlete Information and Sports Organization section must always be filled out.
Grants Administrator : firstname.lastname@example.org
Scan the application & documents OR take a clear photo and email the application and documents showing the FULL PAGE. The document should take up the FULL SCREEN so that the font is readable (a4k prints this out on our end).
Please make sure it is legible and able to be printed on our end.
Athletics For Kids
Attn: Grants Administrator
Suite 214-901 West 3rd Street
North Vancouver, B.C.
In order to be accepted into the application process, application forms must be fully completed and submitted with the required financial documentation, sponsor information and full sports information and address. Incomplete forms or those lacking financial documentation will not be considered.
If you are applying for two or more children at one time, you only need to include the financial documentation and sponsor information with one application. However, each child must have their own separate application form filled in.
If there are any changes to your sports program after you have submitted the application (eg. the child has changed sports or organizations etc). You must send in a new application form with only the Athlete and Sports Organization information filled in. The date of your first application will be honoured if there were extenuating circumstances for this change. Please make a note on the application that this is the second application with new sports info.
If you are applying for funding for a sport that is through a community centre please make sure to include the barcode for this sport as listed by the community sport as well as the start and end dates of this program.
a4k will only provide funding for one sporting activity at a time. That is, for two sports running concurrently, only one application may be submitted. Each applicant is eligible for coverage of more than one sport in a 12 month period as long as the sports are not concurrent.
Please be sure to include your e-mail contact information on every form submitted so that we can inform you when your application has been approved or denied.
Processing times can take 4-8 weeks (depending on contact with the sport organization and the sponsor).
Applications are not considered complete and received until ALL information is received (i.e sponsor contact info, correct sports info, financial documents.)
If checking the status of your application, please wait at least 3 weeks. A cheque will be sent to the sports organization within 2 weeks of being approved . If you have already paid the sports organization, they will need to process the refund.
Please feel free to re-apply for your next 3 months, if applicable, before you have received notification of your first application.
The sports organizations may choose to wait for funding from a4k or ask for funding from the family upon registration. This is up to the discretion of the sports organization. If the family pays upon registration and the athlete is approved for funding assistance from a4k, the sports organization is responsible for reimbursing the family the amount granted by a4k.
Funding will always be granted to the sports organization directly in the name of the athlete applying for assistance and never directly to the family.