Para-Nordic Funding Sources

Four Para-Nordic specific annual funding opportunities are available through Cross Country Canada (CCC) and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC).  Other opportunities may be available locally through your Division, club or community.

Para-Nordic Division Funding for Participants with a Disability (PWAD) - offered by CCC
This grant is designed to enhance Para-Nordic grassroots programs, leading to a stronger competitive base in Canada. Sport Canada has allocated this funding to help CCC promote and deliver programming to participants with a disability (PWAD) at the early levels of performance development.  The 2017-18 Para-Nordic Division Grant Application is now available.
2017-2018 Para-Nordic Division Funding Information and Application form (deadline Nov 3/17)
2017-2018 Para-Nordic Division Funding Reporting template (available soon).

Parasport Jumpstart Fund - Offered by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
The Parasport Jumpstart Fund was created by Canadian Tire Jumpstart and Canadian Paralympic Committee to help get more kids across Canada involved in sport. The fund helps to support the costs of sports and recreational programs for children between the ages of four and 18, who are financially disadvantaged and living with a disability.  Funds may be used towards registration, transportation and equipment costs for children within approved Parasport programs. For more information please link to the CPC website http://paralympic.ca/jumpstart

Para-Equipment Fund - offered by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
The Para-Equipment Fund (PEF) is a grassroots initiative that aims to assist local and provincial organizations in  delivering first contact programming. It is designed to facilitate the participation of an increased number of people with a disability in Para-sport by expanding the availability of introductory-based equipment, particularly for first contact and equipment loan programs. This fund will next be offered by the CPC in the spring of 2016. For more information on how to apply http://www.paralympic.ca/funding

Recruitment Programs Fund - Offered by the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
In order to facilitate increased participation of Canadians with a disability at the 'playground' level, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) will be continuing with the 'Recruitment Programs Fund' which was initiated as the 'First Contact Fund' in 2010/11 . This granting process is intended to support the creation of a new program, or go toward the expansion of an existing successful initiative providing a positive introductory para-sport experience. Funds may be used toward enhancing program options, such as facility rental space, coaching, volunteer training and more. For more information on how to apply http://www.paralympic.ca/funding

Other Scholarships/Funding Opportunities
Additional scholarships/funding opportunities for clubs, coaches and athletes that are not Para-Nordic specific may also be available. Please go to our Coaching Development Scholarships and Funding page for more information.

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