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Kidsport/Jumpstart

Recreation Program Funding Assistance
For Kings County Children and Youth in Financial Need

Presently there are two programs in Kings County which are available to assist children and youth under 19 years of age who are unable financially to afford the costs of Recreation and Sports registration fees, transportation and equipment costs.

These programs are KIDSPORT and the CANADIAN TIRE JUMPSTART Program and both require application forms completed and send to the appropriate contact.

The KIDSPORT Program, which has a local Chapter in Kings County, can assist youth registering in sports which have member associations at Sport Nova Scotia, with up to $300.00 per year for registration and/or equipment costs. There are qualifying levels of family income (depending on family size) and proof of income must be supplied by the applying family before funding can be approved. The Kidsport Program is administered every two months with application deadlines of : January 1, March 1, May 1, July 1, September 1 and November 1 in effect each year.

The CANADIAN TIRE JUMPSTART PROGRAM also has a local chapter in Kings County and can assist children and youth under 19 years with up to $300.00 per application for registration costs of any active recreation or sports program.

Application form(s) will not be approved until all information is received.

Proof of total family income must accompany application form(s). You must include A or B:

A) Proof of total family income (for tax return or notice of assessment call 1-800-959-8281); or

B) Authorization from the Department of Community Services or community service agency (for office locations visit: www.gov.ns.ca)  (See application form)

The Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program is administered every two months with application deadlines of: January 1, March 1, May 1, July 1, September 1 and November 1 in effect each year.

Included below are downloadable copies of both the Kidsport and Canadian Tire Jumpstart application forms.


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