The Canadian Paralympic Committee and our partners believe in supporting the development of Para sport programming in your community. See below for funding opportunities that could help your Para sport initiatives.

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Paralympic Sport Development Fund

Call for Applications: 2021-2022 Paralympic Sport Development Fund 

The Canadian Paralympic Committee invites Canadian sport organizations and clubs to apply for the 2021-2022 granting round of the Paralympic Sport Development Fund. 


Applications will be accepted starting February 25, 2021. Deadline is March 29, 2021. 

The Canadian Paralympic Committee recognizes the importance of strong sport development programming to support a sustainable sport system as well as podium performances. The Paralympic Sport Development Fund targets initiatives designed to enhance support for development initiatives in areas such as athlete recruitment, coaching, competition, daily training environments and equipment. 

Funding amounts of between $5,000 and $10,000 will be available. 


Guidelines and Eligibility: 

Learn more about grant eligibility and criteria for the Paralympic Sport Development Fund: 

Grant guidelines – eligibility and criteria 

Frequently Asked Questions 


Submit your application: 

Download the application form

Submit your application: Click Here 

Please read instructions carefully and be sure to have all the required documentation complete before submitting your application.  


Tips on Completing the Application Form 

  • Download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer for best compatibility with completing the application form. Download the latest version here.

  • If you require a version compatible with screen readers or have issues with completing the application form, please contact  

  • Read through the entire application before completing each question 

  • It is recommended that you complete each section in a separate document where you can edit easily. Once complete, copy and paste complete questions into the final application form.  



Para sport Jumpstart Fund

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In response to the absolute need demonstrated by community sport organizations across Canada, the annual Jumpstart Para Sport Fund is temporarily streamlined under the Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund, which is deployed by our partner the Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC). The unification of the funding programs during the pandemic aims to accelerate the distribution of financial support.


The Sport Relief Fund offers two funding streams that will be open to qualified organizations throughout the year:

Operational Support Stream: Assists organizations with grants up to $15,000 for operational and administrative costs, including: 

·       Rehiring or training of staff or new employees to meet changing needs, 

·       Payment of past due/overdue accounts; 

·       Organization Development, including fundraising/revenue generation strategies and operational efficiencies; and 

·       Equipment procurement, personal protective equipment, and program delivery adaptations (including start-up expenses related to establishing online programming). 


Program Support Stream: Assists organizations with the costs of delivering sport and recreational programming, including: 

·       Program supervisors, instructors, coaches; 

·       Facility costs; 

·       Equipment costs; 

·       Costs incurred to meet return to play guidelines/provincial health protocols/regulations (e.g., PPE, cleaning supplies, individual equipment for participants, etc.); and 

·       Transportation costs. 


We encourage all para sport organizations to visit the Jumpstart website for more information on eligibility, funding timelines and application process. All applications will be evaluated and prioritized using an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion score based on the applicant’s efforts to address systemic barriers to sport and recreation.


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