KidSport: Up to $400 once per year. No age requirements. Funding for CLASSES ONLY, no camps/PD day care. Please note, parent participation classes are not eligible for KidSport Funding. https://kidsportcanada.ca/ontario/kitchener-waterloo/apply-for-a-grant/
Jumpstart: Up to $300 funding for camps or classes (4-18yrs old). Program must be a minimum of 5 weeks in length or 5 consecutive days of camp. https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/pages/individual-child-grants
City of Waterloo Fee Assistance: Up to $300 annually. https://www.waterloo.ca/en/things-to-do/assistance-programs.aspx
City of Kitchener Leisure Access Card: If you have been declined by both KidSport and Jumpstart but have qualified for a City of Kitchener Leisure Access Card, you are eligible to receive a 50% discount off our class fee. You must provide proof that you have been declined from both Kidsport and Jumpstart in order to receive the Leisure Access Card discount. Parent Participation classes automatically do not qualify for Jumpstart and Kidsport and can therefore use the City of Kitchener Leisure Access Card.
House of Friendship
Financial Assistance For Winter 2024 Session
BEFORE you apply for funding you must sign up for a class on JackRabbit. In order to apply for funding you will need the specific class information such as dates and exact costs. The exact costs that you can apply for include the cost of the class and the required $50 annual Gymnastics Ontario fee.
Once you have registered for a class, apply for funding right away. Please make sure that we know you are applying for funding by filling out this form.
If you are applying to KidSport/Jumpstart please forward your confirmation email to
Once you receive approval of funding, forward the email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If we have not received your approval of funding on or before Decemer 22, 2023 your child will be removed from the Fall session. In this case, you are welcome to register again for the Spring session.
Please note: If you are using financial assistance dollars we must be made aware of it at the time of registration. If you do not notify us or if you apply for funding after the session has begun the dollars cannot be used for those classes.
*** Financial Assistance must be requested at the time of registration. ***
KWGC Bursary Program
Maximum $80,000 combined household income*
Enrolled in eligible program (Competitive, Parent Tot, Camp)
*Participants over the age of 18 will be considered as a single adult (parental income not to be included/considered in application process) unless in a common law or marital partnership.
What Bursary Funds cannot be used for:
☒ General Boutique Swag / Gym Suits
☒ Private Lessons
☒ Special Events (Birthday Parties, Drop-Ins, Monthly Passes, etc.)
☒ Gymnastics Ontario Insurance Fee
☒ LIT and CIT programs
Application & Submission
Download the application for the grant program
Family / Athlete to complete application and include all supporting documents
Email completed application and documentation to email@example.com
Application Forms (Click to Download)
*If eligible for KidSport / Jumpstart funding, these applications should be applied for prior to applying for KWGC bursary.
July 1st - August 20th
*Applications for the 2023-2024 season will open be open December 1st - 15th and will cover January - June Tuition
Fall: September 1st - 10th
Winter: January 1st - 10th
Spring: April 1st - 10th
Recreation (Camp/Parent Tot)
First Day of Registration - 30 Days prior to the first day of class.
*Winter 2024 Class Applications Open November 13th-15th and Close December 11th, 2023
KidSportKW will be reviewing eiligibility and issuing approvals of grant applications.
KWGC will not recieve any information from the application or supporting documentation. We will only be notified of those approved for a grant and the total amount approved.
KWGC will apply a credit to the family account in the full amount approved to be applied to the outstanding balance of tuition or other eligible fees.
Questions about our Bursary Program?
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org