Three Para-Nordic specific annual funding opportunities are available through Cross Country Canada (CCC) and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC). Other opportunities may be available locally through your Division, club or community.
Para-Nordic Division Funding for Participants with a Disability (PWAD) - offered by CCC
AVAILABLE NOW! Deadline October 14th, 2013
This grant is designed to enhance Para-Nordic grassroots programs, leading to a stronger competitive base in Canada. Sport Canada has allocated this funding to help CCC promote and deliver programming to participants with a disability (PWAD) at the early levels of performance development.
2013-2014 Para-Nordic Division Funding Information and Application form
2013-2014 Para-Nordic Division Funding Reporting template
Parasport Jumpstart Fund - offered by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
AVAILABLE NOW! Deadline October 29th, 2013
The Parasport Jumpstart Fund was created by Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Canadian Paralympic Committee to help get more kids across Canada involved in sport. The fund helps to support the costs of sports and recreational programs for children between the ages of four and 18, who are financially disadvantaged and living with a disability. Funds may be used towards registration, transportation and equipment costs for children within approved Parasport programs.
For more information please link to the CPC website http://www.paralympic.ca/parasport-jumpstart-fund
Para-Equipment Fund - offered by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
The Para-Equipment Fund (PEF) is a grassroots initiative that aims to assist local and provincial organizations in delivering first contact programming. It is designed to facilitate the participation of an increased number of people with a disability in Para-sport by expanding the availability of introductory-based equipment, particularly for first contact and equipment loan programs. CPC to announce new round of funding in the winter of 2013-14.
Recruitment Programs Fund (formerly the First Contact Fund) - offered by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
In order to facilitate increased participation of Canadians with a disability at the 'playground' level, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) will be continuing with the 'Recruitment Programs Fund' which was initiated as the 'First Contact Fund' in 2010/11 . This granting process is intended to support the creation of a new program, or go toward the expansion of an existing successful initiative providing a positive introductory para-sport experience. Funds may be used toward enhancing program options, such as facility rental space, coaching, volunteer training and more. CPC to announce new round of funding in the winter of 2013-14
Other Scholarships/Funding Opportunities
Additional scholarships/funding opportunities for clubs, coaches and athletes that are not Para-Nordic specific may also be available. Please go to our Coaching Development Scholarships and Funding page for more information.