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Vancouver Sport Hosting Grants

The Vancouver Sport Hosting grant provides financial support for sporting events that have the potential to bring direct or indirect economic, social, health, and community development benefits to Vancouver.

A total of $200,000 is available for the year.

Current status Accepting applications
Applications accepted starting Ongoing
Application deadline
  • Applications will be accepted prior to four deadline dates: the last business day of February, May, August, and November as long as funds remain available.
  • Applications must be received a minimum of 12 weeks prior to your event.
  • Consideration may be granted if your organization is unable to provide 12 weeks notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Email the details of your circumstances to the Sport Hosting Manager at sporthosting.grant@vancouver.ca

Basic eligibility

You may quality for this grant if:

  • You represent a not-for-profit organization in existence for more than 1 year
  • You are planning a not-for-profit sporting event that will take place in Vancouver

Grant typesPeople playing basketball at Kitsilano Festival

This program includes three funding options. Event organizers can apply for only one grant that is best suited to their event needs and the nature of the event.

Local or regional sport tournament

  • Community-based events that have a small operating budget
  • Sanctioned provincial or regional championships
  • Funds a maximum of 30% of the total gross operating budget (funding will not normally exceed $10,000)
  • Grant covers operating costs only; it cannot be used for capital projects, prize money, to advance a profit venture, or to advance the activities of the host organization

New sport event initiative

  • New ideas and first time projects that further sport hosting objectives including volunteer development, community engagement, and sport development.
  • Should serve the mission and objectives of the Vancouver Sport Strategy PDF document (2.6 MB)
  • Funds a maximum of 50% of the total gross operating budget (funding will not normally exceed $5000)

Annual sport event

  • Recurring annual community sport events
  • Sport events that reach, encourage, and draw community-wide participation
  • Annual grant will not exceed 30% of the total gross operating budget in a given year
  • Up to three years funding – funding will not normally exceed $15,000 over three years ($5,000 per year)
  • After a three-year period, the organization must re-apply for funding support
  • Grant covers operating costs only; it cannot be used for capital projects, prize money, to advance a profit venture, or to advance the activities of the host organization

Apply for these grants

Start by contacting us about your sporting event. Depending on the scale of your project and your requirements, we may ask to meet with you to review your application.

 

Contact the Sport Hosting Grant Program

Mailing Address 
453 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1V4

Phone: 604-871-6491

sporthosting.grant@vancouver.ca