Financial Assistance & Grants

Financial Assistance Program

Financial subsidies are available to North Vancouver residents who are living on a low income. To see if you qualify, follow the easy steps listed below or enquire at your local Community Recreation Centre.

Step One - Book an Appointment

Call 604-987-Play (7529) and ask to set up a financial access appointment at your local Community Recreation Centre.

Step Two - What to Bring to your Appointment

Please bring to your appointment the following:

  • Proof of residency in North Vancouver (example - BC Hydro, telephone or cable bill)

Please also bring one of the following:

  • A referral letter from a North Shore social services agency
  • A tax assessment
  • Disability Benefits statement
  • Employment Insurance statement
  • Income Assistance statement
Step Three - Meet with our Staff

Our staff will work with you to determine and select the option that best suits your goals and interests and to assess your subsidy eligibility.

Fitness Pass

  • Adults and youth can drop-in to our 6 fitness centres and over 150 drop-in fitness classes.

Swim and Skate Pass

  • Children, adults and youth can participate in public swim and skate sessions. Adults can participate in scheduled lane swimming sessions.

Registered Programs - arts, sports, swim and skate lessons and more

  • Children, adults and youth can participate in a registered program.
We also offer Free and Low Cost Programs.
NVRC Grants Programs

Arts & Culture Grants

Arts & Culture Grants support the arts, creativity and cultural programming through four distinct programs designed to sustain the operations of key arts organizations; incentivize creative innovation and new initiatives; support events and festivals; and foster a wide range of activities that reflect the talent, creativity, spirit and diversity of the community.

Event Hosting Grants

Event Hosting Grants foster efforts to build community pride and spirit and encourage participation in sport, recreation and culture by providing financial support to local sports, recreation and cultural organizations that seek to host provincial, Western-Canadian, national and/or international championships in North Vancouver.

Sports & Recreation Travel Grants

As a token of recognition for dedication and effort put forth in the pursuit of excellence, Sports & Recreation Travel Grants provide financial support to individuals, teams or groups who have qualified to participate in significant out-of-province championship events.


Other Funding Available

There are additional sources of funding available to help your children register for community sports groups. For more information check out KidSportAthletics 4 Kids, and JumpStart.

Athletics 4 Kids

Athletics 4 Kids (A4K) aims to eliminate the financial barriers to entry to youth amateur sports for families all around British Columbia. Eligible applicants, between the ages of 5-18 and enrolled in school, have 80% of their base registration fees paid for by A4K, up to an annual maximum of $600 per child. Please visit the Athletics for Kids website to view their eligibility guidelines and application instructions.


KidSport™, the charitable arm of Sport BC, provides grants to financially disadvantaged children to cover the costs of sport registration fees. KidSport removes the financial barriers that prevent some children from playing sport in order to meet our All Kids Can Play!

Send your completed application to the North Shore KidSport™ Fund, c/o the Delbrook Community Recreation Centre.

For more information on KidSport™, visit their website or call 604-983-6444, Voice Mail Box #776. Please leave your name, telephone number and a brief message for the North Shore KidSport™ representative who will return your call.


Jumpstart is a national charity with a commitment to local communities. Canadian Tire Corporation founded Jumpstart and makes sure that the money raised stays where it is donated.

For information on Jumpstart and applying for assistance, visit their website or call 1-844-YES-PLAY.

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