Hardship Funding

In every community across British Columbia kids want a chance to play sport. Unfortunately, some families simply cannot afford the registration fees for their child to play in an organized environment.

The benefits of sport participation are well documented. Playing soccer supports the development of self-esteem, community engagement, confidence, leadership and teamwork skills.

Through the KYSA Hardship Fund, families dealing with financial difficulties have one less expense to worry about; they can ensure their kids have an even playing field when it comes to accessibility to the great game of soccer. That’s why the KYSA’s Hardship Fund was started and that’s why funds are continually made available to ensure everyone who wants to play, can!

Parents of children seeking financial assistance to cover soccer registration fees should first contact the following agencies:

1.  KidSport Funding
http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/british-columbia/kamloops/about-kidsport-kamloops/

2.  Canadian Tire Jump Start Program
http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en/

In the event that none of the agencies listed above will provide financial assistance, a last resort is to apply to the KYSA Hardship Fund.  Through the KYSA Hardship Fund, families dealing with financial difficulties have one less expense to worry about; they can ensure their kids have an even playing field when it comes to accessibility to the great game of soccer. That’s why the KYSA’s Hardship Fund was started and that’s why funds are continually made available to ensure everyone who wants to play, can!

To expedite the application process, we recommend applicants hand deliver their completed application (see below), with supporting documents, to the KYSA office.

Download: KYSA Hardship Fund Application Form