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Community Sport Champions Recognition Program

The Community Sport Champions Recognition Program is a Vancouver Community Sport Hosting Grant that recognizes and celebrates citizens who are making sport accessible in our community.

This program offers grants to advance the efforts and accomplishments of residents and organizations who deliver sport and physical activity to make a positive impact in our community, while aligning with City Council’s key priority areas, including but not limited to, gender equity, reconciliation, and affordability. 

This is an annual grant award that will be directed to a certain theme or area of interest based on City Council priorities and initiatives within that cycle. 

Making organized sport more accessible

Aligning with the 10 year anniversary of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, the 2020 program will focus on local champions making organized sport more accessible for athletes with a developmental or physical disability.

We'll support grants in 2020 that recognize individuals and organizations who break through the traditional limits and pave the way, making sport accessible for athletes with a developmental or physical disability, including the sport pathways of participation, coaching, administration, and leadership.  

Recipients will be recognized in March 2020, in celebration with the 10 Year Anniversary of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

What's happening

2020 nominations are now open

The Community Sport Champions Recognition Program will select five award recipients who will receive $5,000 each for their specific program or initiative. 

Review the criteria and nominate someone by January 24, 2020.


How to apply

Applications will be reviewed by a Community Sport Advisory Panel and five recipients will be chosen. Those selected will be supported with a one time grant to help them continue and extend their work.

  1. Review the eligibility 
  2. Apply online by January 24, 2020

Apply now

Public recognition will be made for selected nominees, including but not limited to a public recognition reception or ceremony with the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, video interviews, and photos.

While this recognition program will honour a community champion (individual), the grant received will be directed to the program this individual is championing. The program must be run through a registered not-for-profit organization, and must take place within the city limits of Vancouver (directly impacting the citizens of Vancouver). The grant will be made payable directly to the registered not-for-profit organization the community champion represents. 

Key dates

Applications open December 9, 2019
Applications close January 24, 2020
Finalists notified By February 15, 2020
Recognition and announcement March 2020