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.
Great! Your kid is signed up and has all the gear needed to play. But getting to the baseball diamond/swimming pool/gymnasium/community centre/arena is a problem. Jumpstart can cover transit too, if needed. Just be sure to include those details on the application form.
Funding can also go to Community Partners, who expand or develop new programs for local kids. This also comes in the form of Kids Activity Kits, which are full of equipment and resources for community groups to use in their programs. Empowering a communityto provide organized sports and play for their youth helps Jumpstart reach morekids.
Some other important points to note as part of the 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.
Please send/drop off application forms to:
North Perth Sports for Kids Fund/Jump Start
c/o Listowel Salvation Army
625 Main Street East