Grants Program

BC Soccer Development Grants Program

The BC Soccer Grants Development Program has been designed to support key initiatives of BC Soccer’s strategic plan and foster further alignment between Canada Soccer’s Club Licensing Program and other national initiatives. These $1,000 grants will continue to provide additional support to organizations while focusing on removing potential barriers for organizations to meet, or exceed, the Canada Soccer Club Licensing Standards. In addition, development grants will expand capacity for organizations creating a more inclusive and welcoming environment for participants in line with Canada Soccer’s Guide to Accessibility & Inclusion.

Member organizations may apply to receive a $1,000 grant in any of the below categories, organizations are limited to one grant per fiscal year.

To apply for any of the BC Soccer Development Grants, please complete the online application form HERE or contact BC Soccer's Member Services & Club Licensing Officer Alfonso Munoz at alfonsomunoz@bcsoccer.net

Development Grants are available in the following categories:

Accessibility Grant

Support to programs and initiatives that are designed to offer participants of “all abilities” the opportunity to partake soccer activities. Programs and initiatives include “all abilities” programs, Soccer in School programs, and non-traditional soccer programs; such as futsal, walking soccer, co-ed soccer and U13+ Small Sided Games formats.

“All Abilities” Programs and activities can include Para, Amputee, Power chair, hearing impaired, adaptive soccer and other program offerings. For more information on these, please CLICK HERE the Canada Soccer Long Term Player Development ‘Players with Disability’ document. Here you can find a guide document with information to consider if your organization is planning to start an all abilities program.

Diversity & Inclusion Grant

Support to programs and initiatives that are designed to promote inclusion of underrepresented groups into soccer including but not limited to indigenous peoples, low-income families, newcomers to Canada, those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (transgender), two-spirited, queer or questioning (LGBTQ+). This grant supports programs and activities that are designed to welcome people to soccer by providing accessibility and inclusion in all its forms. For more information on this topic, please review Canada Soccer’s Guide to Accessibility & Inclusion.

Equity Grant

Support to programs and initiatives that advance gender equity in soccer. Programs and initiatives can include development of resources, training, and removal of barriers for participation. For more information on this topic, please review Canada Soccer’s Guide to Accessibility & Inclusion. To help organizations identify areas where they can focus their efforts on this topic, we encourage you to use the “Gender Equity Self-Assessment Tool for Sport Clubs and Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations”. Click here to access the tool.

Organizational Development Grant

Support to programs and initiatives that improve long term sustainability, enhance governance and risk management practices. Program and initiatives can include development of tools and resources, and training for Board, Staff and volunteers.

Grassroots Development Grant

Support to programs and initiatives that target implementation of Canada Soccer’s Grassroots Standards, including hosting of Grassroots Festivals and Canada Soccer Grassroots Coach Education Program on-field workshops.

 

For more information or program/activity suggestions for any of the BC Soccer Development Grants, please contact BC Soccer's Member Services & Club Licensing Officer Alfonso Munoz at alfonsomunoz@bcsoccer.net


ViaSport Grants

In addition to the grants provided to the BC Soccer members and affiliated soccer clubs, BC Soccer would also like to make the soccer community aware of the the available ViaSport grants.  

ViaSport administers sport-related grant programs funded by the government of BC that encourage sport participation and healthy living, develop high-performance athletes and improve delivery of sport and recreation programs to benefit all residents.

CLICK HERE for a detail listing of available grants, along with application forms

CLICK HERE for additional funding opportunities available, along with application forms


Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)

CLICK HERE to apply for a CAAWS Grant