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Jumpstart

Kings / West Hants Chapter

Location
Located Within Kings County (NS)
Areas Served Kings County (NS) ; West Hants
Contact
Website jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en/
Contact Nichole Gilbert, Coordinator of Recreation Services (Municipality of the County of Kings); Phone: 902-690-6124; Fax: 902-679-0911; Email: ngilbert@countyofkings.ca
Alternate Contact Kathy Kehoe, Director of Parks and Recreation, West Hants; Phone: 902-798-6938; Fax: 902-798-8553; Email: recreation@westhants.ca
Mailing Address c/o Municipality of the County of Kings - Recreation Services 
PO Box 100 
87 Cornwallis St 
Kentville, NS B4N 3W3
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Description & Services
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Canadian Tire Jumpstart helps financially disadvantaged kids get involved in organized sport and recreation by covering the costs of registration,equipment and/or transportation. 
 
Our goal is to help those children that would not be able to participate in a physical activity without the assistance of the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program. 
 
Who can apply? 
- Parents/Guardians can apply for children aged 4-18 
- The program is open to individual children, not groups or teams. 
- Funding is available for multiple children within the same family for thesame season. 
 
What does the grant cover? 
- Funds are awarded for registration fees, equipment and/or transportation costs. 
- Grants are available for up to $300 per child, per application. 
 
What kind of sport or recreational activity is covered? 
- Funding is available for any sustained program that lasts a season. 
- Funding must be for on-going activities or programs. 
 
Is the application confidential? 
- Confidentiality of all recipients will be protected. 
 
Other FAQs: 
- To receive assistance for equipment, the applicant must show proof of registration. 
- Incomplete application forms will be sent back for completion, if required. 
- Applicants will receive a phone call no later than four (4) weeks after the deadline notifying them of the status of their application. 
- Grants are made payable to a league, association or club. Grants for equipment are made payable to a sporting goods retailer. 
 
How to apply: 
Proof of total family income must accompany the application form.  
You must include A or B: 
A) Proof of total family income (for tax return or notice of assessment call 1-800-959-8281); or 
B) Authorization from the Department of Community Services 
 
Applications may be dropped off at Canadian Tire stores in New Minas or Greenwood, or submitted to the Recreation Departments of West Hants and Kings County. 
 
The application form for the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program can be found here.
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) - 18 year(s)
Dates Application Deadlines: 1st of January, March, July, September and November
Special Information
Tags Annapolis Valley Connect ; Funding programs ; Recreation Categories
Categories Recreation Related Expense Assistance ; Sports Program Participation Expense Assistance