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Financial Assistance for Recreation in Haldimand County

Haldimand County Recreation is committed to encouraging the participation of kids in sport. Haldimand accepts subsidy funding for our recreation programs, where eligible, and works in partnerships with the organizations listed below to provide funding for local families in programs facilitated by other organizations.

Information on subsidy opportunities is provided below, applications must be completed and submitted in accordance with the organization’s guidelines. Once you have received an approval letter for funding from the organization to which you have applied please contact us for registration information.

If you have any questions about subsidy please contact us at

Canadian Tire Jumpstart provides individual child grants in support of participation in sport. You can find more information on the guidelines for the Individual Child Grants on their website, here are a few key points;

  • Applicants must be children and youth between the ages of 4 and 18.
  • Programs should be a minimum of five weeks in duration and include at least one session per week. In the case of sports camps, the program must last at least five consecutive days for consideration.
  • The application needs to be completed before program fees are due and before the program start date.
  • Your application may take 6-8 weeks to be processed.
  • Children can be funded for successive seasons in an activity, up to a maximum of $300 per activity.
  • The payment will go directly to the organization delivering the program.

Applications are to be completed online.

For free online ideas to help kids stay active at home, please visit Play From Home Resource Hub on the Jumpstart website.

KidSport provides grants to help cover the cost of enrollment for kids 18 and under in sports.  Although Haldimand County does not have a local chapter, families can apply for this funding through Kid Sport Ontario.

In February 2020, 9-year-old Alex Ottley was swept away into Lake Erie while trying to save a friend.  Our community grieved with the family of Alex for their profound loss.  The Hagersville Skating Club decided to begin a fundraising effort to create a Water Safety Bursary that will provide lessons to Haldimand County residents in need of swimming lessons.

Applications are to be completed and submitted to the Hagersville Skating Club Board of Directors, who will in turn recommend applicants to the Haldimand County Supervisor of Community Programs & Events. To expedite the process, please print the application and fill it out, then scan (or take a photo) and email it to

Haldimand County accepts subsidy through HNSS for our recreation HaldiFUN summer camp programs. Application for this funding is completed through the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit website. Eligibility for this funding is determined by Social Services, applications must be approved and a letter provided to Haldimand County prior to registering for programming.