Kids Recreation Fund

The Kids Recreation Fund provides lower income Yukon families an opportunity to apply for funding for their children to participate in sport and recreational activities within the Yukon.

APPLY HERE: sport-yukon.smapply.io 

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Who is eligible to apply?

Children aged 0 to 18 (born in 2003), who are residents of the Yukon, and whose combined household net income is under:

  • $45,000 with 1 child
  • $52,000 with 2 children
  • $58,000 with 3 children
  • $64,000 with 4 or more children

How much is funded?

A maximum of up to $500 per child can be accessed but is NOT guaranteed. Funds are limited and can be applied for as long as they are available within the fiscal year, ending March 31.

When is the deadline to apply?

Applications will be accepted from Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 until Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 11:59pm.

Equipment funded through KRF:

Open PDF file for information on eligible items and restricted items.

KRFguidelines

 

We have moved to a new KRF online application process –  Steps to apply online:

Step 1:  Creating a profile and program approval

Applicants will need to provide family information and the required documents in order for the KRF Administrator to verify eligibility for funding.

       Required Documents:

  1. Revenue Canada 2020 Notice of Assessment or recent Social Assistance Budget Sheet

      AND

  1. Most recent Canada Child Benefit Statement (issued on July 20th of every year) – You can retrieve a copy from http://www.canada.ca/my-cra-account 

 

Step 2:  Applying for funding

If approved, the applicant will receive an email redirecting them back to the website to apply for funding.

For CGC: For passes and memberships at the Canada Games Centre, select the desired item as presented on the applications or upload a detailed receipt.

For programs: Proof of registration (receipt or proof of enrollment in program, camp, sport, etc.) or an info sheet about the activity that shows the cost of the program (blank registration form, brochure, etc.) is required.

For equipment: Get quotes from the local store(s) you are seeking equipment from or, if you purchase the equipment yourself, upload receipt (no older than 3 months from date of application). Make sure the equipment you are seeking is on the list of eligible equipment for funding.  Quotes are accepted from: Sports Experts/Coast Mtn, Due North Maternity & Baby, Changing Gear, Cadence Cycle, Kicksled Revolution, Icycle Sports, and Mt. Sima.

About the KRF

This initiative, established in April of 1999, helps children and youth whose families are experiencing financial hardship so that they may actively participate in sport, art, cultural, social and recreational programs. Since its onset, more than 6,000 children and youth from across the Territory have accessed over $1,800,000 in program dollars.

The Yukon Government’s Health and Social Services sponsors a large portion of the program but local businesses, community clubs, groups and individuals also play an important role in supporting this initiative. On July 16, 2014, Lotteries Yukon made a one-time contribution to Sport Yukon for $100,000 for the Kids Recreation Fund. You can read about it here.

If you would like to contribute to the Kids Recreation Fund, please contact Sport Yukon at (867) 668-4236.