Athlete Participation Fund






As part of the Lotteries Yukon 40th anniversary celebrations, the Yukon Lottery Commission made a one-time contribution of $100,000 to Sport Yukon to assist low-income families. Funding for the Athlete Participation Fund is through this one-time contribution.

The Athlete Participation Fund is a time-limited fund designed to support Yukon families with:

  • Participant costs for Territorial Sport Organization representative team travel and representative individual representative travel within and outside the Yukon
  • Team Yukon participation fees for upcoming Canada Summer Games, Western Canada Games, National Championships and North American Indigenous Games

A maximum of $500 per youth is available each fiscal year under the Athlete Participation Fund.

Applications for 2020/2021 are now being accepted. The deadline to apply for the 2020/2021 funding season is March 17, 2021.  At that time, funding eligibility requirements must be re-submitted for approval.

Apply now: Athlete-Participation-Fund-Application-2020-2021

Please submit your application to:
Sport Yukon
4061 4th Avenue, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1H1
Fax: 867-667-4237

For more information please contact Sport Yukon at, or 668-4236.




  • Funding is available for Yukon youth, aged 18 and younger, whose are permanent Yukon residents and are representing a Yukon Territorial Sport Organization for competition.


  • Timelines – Applications for funding are recommended to be submitted  two weeks prior to travel. Applications submitted after the time of travel may not be considered.
  • Proof of the athlete’s participation (e.g., a photo of the scorecard with the athlete’s name on it) must be submitted along with all receipts within two weeks of return from travel. Insufficient proof of participation will disqualify this application.
  • Endorsement – Each application requires an endorsement from either the Chef de Mission (for NAIG, CSG, or AWG funding) or a representative with the sport organization with whom the athlete is training (for out-of-territory competition funding). The endorser of the application must seek from the athlete, and disclose to Sport Yukon, any additional funding sources the athlete may receive in relation to the funding sought in this application. To determine eligibility, Sport Yukon may share the athlete’s name and funding request with other funding agencies.