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Fee Assistance

Fee Assistance is a program of financial support for residents with low income living in our community that helps individuals participate in recreational and affiliated minor sport and arts programs.
How the assistance is given, qualifications and the amount of subsidy varies between programs.

KidSport Kitchener Waterloo


KidSport Kitchener Waterloo provides grants to help cover the cost of registration and equipment fees so that all kids aged 18 and under in Kitchener Waterloo can participate in eligible dance or sport programs of their choice.
The K-W chapter accepts applications and administers grants of up to $400 per child/year for families who live in Kitchener Waterloo. If you live outside of Kitchener Waterloo please contact the Provincial Office to find your nearest chapter or to get support through the Provincial Fund.

Apply For KidSport Grant

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Canadian Tire Jumpstart provides financial assistance for children aged 4-18 up to $300 per registration.
Financial Requirements : To be eligible for funding for one or more children, families must first meet specific financial criteria as per Revenue Canada’s Low-Income Cut-Offs (LICO) chart. Jumpstart uses the furthest column to the right of the chart for eligibility.  See LICO eligibility chart here

Timeline: Applications for Jumpstart need to be done before the fees are due, as the money goes directly to our football association.   Application for 2024 open on January 15.

Apply for Jumpstart Grant

Important Information Required on Grant Applications (For Spring 2024)

You will need to complete the applications with your personal details along with our information as follows:  (If you need any help please contact

Organization Receiving Funding:   Waterloo Region Minor Football Association
Mailing Address: 23-500 Fairway Rd S, 
                         Suite 118
                         Kitchener, ON   N2C 1X3

Contact:  Jacqueline Ninaber
Program Length: 18 weeks
Sessions Per Week: 2
Hours Per Session: 2
Program Start Date: April 16, 2024      Program End Date: Nov 11, 2023
Registration Fees:  U10/U12 $775  U14/U16/U18  $950