KidSport is a national children's program that helps kids overcome the financial barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport.

KidSport Nova Scotia provides funding of up to $300/year/child for sport registration and/or equipment.

In operation since 1994, KidSport Nova Scotia has assisted over 31,000 children totaling over $7.7 Million.

In 2020, during an unprecedented year for sport in Nova Scotia, KidSport Nova Scotia allocated over $320,000 to more than 1,100 children from Sydney to Yarmouth.

Application Info 
  1. Sport organizations must be a member of Sport Nova Scotia. Please click here for an updated list of members.
  2. Approval is based on Statistics Canada's Low Income Cut-offs (Current cut-off numbers can be found at the bottom of this page).
  3. Applications are accepted seven times per calendar year; Deadlines are January 1st, March 1st, May 3rd July 2nd, September 1st, October 1st and November 1st.
  4.  Applications form(s) will not be approve until all information is received.
  5. Proof of total family income must accompany application form. You must include A or B:
    • A. Current 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 services agency (for office locations visit
  6. Complete applications will receive a letter no more than four weeks after the deadline notifying them of the status of their application(s).

Grant Info

  1. Grants are awarded for registration fees and equipment costs only.
  2. Total grant (registration and equipment) will not exceed a maximum of $300.
  3. A child cannot receive more than one grant in a calendar year.
  4. Preference is given to athletes who are being introduced into organized sport for the first time.
  5. Cheques for registration grants will be made payable to a league, association or club. Cheques/vouchers for equipment will be made payable to a sporting goods retailer. (Note: KidSport reserves the right to request proof of purchase.)

Applicant Info

  1. Applicants must be age 18 or under.
  2. Applicants must be registered with a sport to receive financial assistance for equipment.  Proof of registration is required.

Confidentiality of all applicants will be protected

Click here to find an Application Form for your area!
















(Statistics Canada - Table 2, Low income cut-offs {1992 Base} before tax)