At Fitkidz, Penticton we know about the role that healthy & fun physical activity plays in the development of children… and it’s important for all children to have access to this.

We suggest a number of organizations providing assistance to families to remove the financial barriers to entry into our gymnastics programs:


KidSport was established in 1993 by Sport BC. KidSport is a community based sport-funding program that provides grants for children 18 and under to participate in a sport season of their choice. There are 40 community chapters in BC and over 175 chapters across Canada. With the help from dedicated corporate partners, KidSport works to fulfill its mission of eliminating the financial barriers to sport participation, ‘So ALL Kids Can Play!’

Application Guidelines 

 athletics for kids | a4k

A4K’s overarching goal is to be there to assist any B.C. child in their dream of playing amateur sports. In other words, we want all kids to have the opportunity to play.

The support of A4K is available province-wide for children ages 5 to 18 who are currently enrolled in school. Basic registration fees are paid for a multitude of approved sports, up to an annual maximum of $600 per

Application Guidelines



Jumpstart/Canadian Tire foundation


When families need a little financial boost to get kids involved in a sport, dance team or other active program, they need to fill out an application. This needs to be done before the fees are due, as the money goes right to the organization. Applications for assistance can typically be submitted from January 15 to November 1; with the goal for funding to be equitably distributed over Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter activities.

Your family meets our financial need requirements and your kid is registered, but what about the skates/cleats/racquets/gloves/helmets/uniforms they need to play? Not to worry. Jumpstart has you covered. The application asks for equipment details. Funds can also be provided for adaptive equipment to help kids with special needs.  

Some other important points to note as part of the application process:

Cheques are made payable to the service organization identified as the “Payee” in the application form. The Payee is a service organization (such as a local Hockey Association or gymnastic club) which coordinates the sports or physical activity on behalf of the qualifying youth/child.
Cheques are never sent to the parent/guardian directly.
All approvals are at the sole discretion of the local Jumpstart Chapter and designated Canadian Tire Regional Manager; and are subject to local demands and Chapter budgets.

If you have additional questions, call 1-844-YES-PLAY.


Langford Sport Assist

SportAssist is a Langford based organization committed to the goal of keeping sport affordable and accessible to youth in our community, enabling anyone wanting to participate in an organized sport with the 
means and opportunity to do so.
Funding is provided two ways:
Directly to youth sport organizations to help keep participation affordable for all,
Through an application process to individual youth players to offset their registration fees.
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If you're interested in applying for assistance from SPORTASSIST, please review the folllowing information before using our Application Form:

Funding is only available for children aged 5-18.
Funding is paid directly to the sport organization applicable and will not be reimbursed to a parent/guardian.
Funding may be applied for participation/registration fees or sports camps.
Funding may be used for Langford Residents only and for recreation in Langford.
Applications will be reviewed monthly on the last day of each month and successful applicants will receive funding within 30 days of this meeting.
There is no limit on the number of applications which can be submitted for a youth in a given calendar year however preference will be given to children who have not already received funding.
As soon as a decision is made, a letter of notification will be sent to the parent/guardian and a copy will also be sent to the sports program/organization if they are approved.
The grant must be used for the athlete and the activity for which it was approved.
It is possible for an athlete to receive SPORTASSIST funding for the sport activity even if the athlete has already received funding from another source. This happens in the cases where the athlete is not able to obtain full funding for the sport activity from one source only.
If funding becomes available from another source parents must notify SPORTASSIST immediately.
The parent or guardian must notify SPORTASSIST if the child withdraws from the sport.
No application is guaranteed as funds are issued based on availability and the social and financial need of the child.
Assistance will not be considered for activities which have already taken place.
Any other financial assistance due to the nominee from any other source must be declared on application.
Child's parent or guardian and reference must sign the application.
The reference must be a third party who is familiar with the child's family and is in a professional position to assess the social and economic barriers of the family and must be available to be contacted if further information is needed.
A reference may be a professional in social work or family services (ex. Nurse, social worker, licensed child care worker), a school principal or guidance counsellor, a senior recreation administrator, a member of the clergy, physician, law enforcement officer, lawyer, accountant, or employer of the parent or guardian. Other references may also be accepted if accompanied by a letter outlining the circumstances of the family; however family members, coaches, registrars or directors of sports clubs are not accepted as references.
Information provided in this application is being collected solely for the purpose of administering The Langford SPORTASSIST Program. The Langford SPORTASSIST Program respects your privacy ad would never release your information to any other organization. We disclose your information only to our own employees and agents. If at any time you no longer wish to be contacted by the Program, please contact us and we will remove your contact information from our lists.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@sportassist.ca

Any families applying for funding MUST apply ahead of first class in order to allow for paper work and approval by the sponsor.  The Gymnastics BC registration/membership fee is due prior to first class and MUST be paid before child enters the gym! Fitkidz will ask for a post-dated cheque to cover the first month of classes. (We will only deposit it if funding has not been received)  We will return this cheque to you once we receive the funding or are notified of the approval by the sponsor!  Any funding received by Fitkidz after the second month will automatically be offered as a credit for more classes or returned to the sponsor!!!

Thank you !!!

We couldn't provide the service to our  Athletes without our generous sponsors.