Financial Assistance Links

At SPIRIT ROCK Climbing Center, we believe in climbing and sport as an important tool in the development of individuality, community and family. To that end SPIRIT ROCK is providing links to the following sites and sources for funding and tax credits.

As a private company we aren’t able to access funding to help out but hopefully these links and sources will help you find ways to stretch your money and come out to the gym with your family and friends. We can’t guarantee this will work but we hope it helps. Please let us know of how it goes for you.


Canada Revenue Agency

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/menu-eng.html

Line 356 – Childrens’ Fitness Amount

You can claim to a maximum of $500 per child the fees paid in 2012 relating to the cost of registration or membership for your or your spouse's or common-law partner's child in a prescribed program of physical activity. http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fitness/

BC Fitness Tax Credit
The new Children’s Fitness Credit and the Children’s Arts Credit allows families to claim up to $500 in eligible expenses—per child, per credit, per year—for any eligible sports or arts programs. That means a family with three children can claim up to $1,500 a year, assuming each child is involved in a sports or arts programs outside the school system. When combined with the federal government’s Children’s Fitness Credit and the Children’s Arts Credit, families can receive up to $100 per child, per credit, per year off their tax payable. BC Fitness Tax Credit

KidSport™ (a Sport BC program)
KidSportprovides assistance ($150 to $400 in grants) to families of children in need to help kids participate in local activities they otherwise could not afford to participate in. For information about how to apply, see the KidSport™ section of the Sport BC website http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/index.php?page=british_columbia_welcome

If your community does not have a local chapter, applications would go to the KidSport BC office (can be contacted through the website link noted).

Canadian Tire Jump Start
This funding is open to all youth aged 4-18 years. Grants will not exceed a maximum of $300 per application. Funds are awarded for registration fees and equipment. Funding should be for a sustained program that lasts a season for a minimum 1X/week for a minimum duration of 5 weeks. Applications for assistance can be submitted from January 15 to June 1 for spring/summer programs, and from July 1 to November 1 for fall/winter programs.
http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en/what-we-do

Recreation Program Support
The BC Recreation and Parks Association and the BC Healthy Living Alliance administer a number of community grants and/or provides resource material for physical activity programs – such as Participaction’s SOGO (youth activity program), Everybody Gets to Play. Please visit www.bcrpa.bc.ca

BC Fitness Tax Credit
The new Children’s Fitness Credit and the Children’s Arts Credit allows families to claim up to $500 in eligible expenses—per child, per credit, per year—for any eligible sports or arts programs. That means a family with three children can claim up to $1,500 a year, assuming each child is involved in a sports or arts programs outside the school system. When combined with the federal government’s Children’s Fitness Credit and the Children’s Arts Credit, families can receive up to $100 per child, per credit, per year off their tax payable. 

Non-BC Government Funding

Communities and sports groups can also consider funding available through other sources such as:

Other Grant Information

 

Visit, call or email for more information Spirit Rock Climbing Center
110 Deer Park, on the Platzl, Kimberley, B.C. ryan@spiritrockclimbing.com Phone: (250) 427 7200

 

 

Copyright © 2015 Spirit Rock Climbing Center | All Rights Reserved