Parasport Jumpstart Fund

Program Summary

Parasport Jumpstart Fund offers three streams of funding for eligible organizations.
1. Paralympic Sport Funding – support for Paralympic Sport programming in single sports. This stream supports programming for awareness, first involvement recruitment initiatives, participation or athlete development.
2. Parasport Funding – provides support to programming for sports that are not on the Paralympic program. These sports are generally considered “Parasport” and include wheel dance, waterski and wakeboard, para golf, para sailing and more. This funding will support projects and programs for single sports.
Multi-sport Funding – provides support to programs offering more than one sport. Sports and activities included can be Paralympic or non-Paralympic sports or a blend of both.

Eligible Recipients

Organizations that are eligible for funding are included below:
• a registered charity (including a registered national arts service organization)
• a registered Canadian amateur athletic association
• a registered housing corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged
• a registered Canadian municipality
• a registered municipal or public body performing a function of government in Canada
• Her Majesty in right of Canada, a province, or a territory
• the United Nations and its agencies
• Provincial Sport Organizations
• Multi-Sport Organizations
• Disability Sport Organizations
• an organization incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation or society;
• an unincorporated branch or chapter of a registered charity or incorporated not-for-profit organization. The incorporated organization or registered charity must authorize the application and accept responsibility for any approved grant;
• an Indigenous community

Application Deadline

The Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund will begin accepting applications beginning February 11, 2021 through to the end of the year. 

Please submit your application per the timeline below:

Programs starting between

March 1 and May 31:


  • Applications open Feb. 11, 2021
  • Applications Close Feb. 25, 2021 at 11:59pm PT
  • Decisions issued the week of March 21, 2021

Programs starting between

June 1 and August 31:


  • Applications open March 22, 2021
  • Applications Close May 2, 2021 at 11:59pm PT
  • Decisions issued the week of May 24, 2021

Programs starting between

September 1 and December 31:


  • Applications open June 20, 2021
  • Applications Close Aug. 1, 2021 at 11:59pm PT
  • Decisions issued the week of Aug. 22, 2021

Applications submitted for programs that start outside of the periods identified above will not be considered for funding. 

Contact Information

2180 Yonge Street
P.O. Box 770, Station K
Toronto, ON, M4P 2V8
Telephone: 1-844-YES-PLAY