KSA provides financial assistance for local minor sports groups, athletes and charities.
Outline of KSA's major programs & criteriaUpdated Sunday February 10, 2019 by Kitchener Sports Association.
PHOTO: The Conestoga Sailing Club celebrated its 50th anniversary on Sat. June 25, 2011 and KSA Past President John Thompson(r) congratulates the Club's Commodore Ben Harrison as Jeff Baker, a past Commodore. Several years ago KSA provided funding for a sailboat and, in 2012, KSA contributed $3,500 to the Club's Dock Project.
Grants and Funding
Eligibility: Grant applications will be considered from organizations that:
Availability: One-time only, per season, for each special project or innovative need. Groups are eligible to apply, and receive funding support, for more than one project or purpose. KSA currently offers funding through four ongoing separate programs, each administered by a separate committee with its own guidelines and criteria (as outlined below). On occasion, there are also special KSA "Legacy" grant programs that target specific groups and/or needs in the local sporting community.
Application Deadline: Unless stated otherwise, there is no set deadline for applications for most of our funding programs --- see exceptions below.
Groups seeking funding assistance are encouraged to submit their request/inquiry as soon as possible, i.e. well before the event or need. KSA does not accept after-the-fact applications for funding. With the exception of the Scholarship Awards, KSA cannot fund individual athletes directly; requests must come from an eligible sports group.
Note: The Scholarship Program does have a fixed deadline date each year - early April as the awards (as of 2015) are presented at KSA's April dinner. No applications are accepted after the specified date.
KSA funding programs:
Note: KSA does not provide funding for normal operating expenses. Groups are expected to include replacement costs and depreciation allowances in their budgets.
Scholarship Awards: Refer to Scholarship section As of 2017, KSA is offering up to 8 awards of $1,500 each for first-year post-secondary school studies. Applications are reviewed by the KSA Scholarship Committee. The deadline is in early April each year with presentation at KSA's April dinner meeting.
Athletic Excellence Program: This program provides financial assistance to local minor athletes requiring extensive travel to compete at national (or equivalent) or international events/competitions and/or extensive coaching, training or equipment expenses/needs.
Local minor sports organizations are encouraged to inquire and forward information on behalf of their top performers. Requests for each athlete are treated on an annual basis by KSA's Athletic Excellence Committee.
Note: The Athletic Excellence Program essentially fills the void left in our formal funding offerings when KSA's Olympic Dreams Program was discontinued in June 2012. Athletic Excellence Program details
KSA's recent/current special grant opportunities: KSA also, from time to time, offers special grant opportunities which may have specific requirements/restrictions and/or be of a time-sensitive nature.
|KSA Grants Form fillable 2019.pdf|