Freestyle BC Receives Jumpstart Sport Relief Fund Grant
October 12, 2021
In February, Canadian Tire Corporation announced an additional $12 million commitment to Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund to help sport and recreation organizations build back sport and play in Canada.
Jumpstart conducted a State of Sport study via Ipsos which revealed the pandemic has not only impacted current access to sport and play but has real long-term effects as well. Freestyle BC and the communities it serves have experienced the impact of the pandemic first-hand.
We recently received confirmation that we will be provided with grant support through the last round of Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund. In 2021, Jumpstart has now disbursed funding to more than 1,200 organizations across Canada through Jumpstart’s Sport Relief Fund. We are beyond grateful to receive this news and know the positive impact on sport and recreation organizations, and ultimately, on kids across the country.
With Jumpstart’s support, we’ll build on our efforts to support our athletes by reducing financial barriers, creating more opportunities to participate and offsetting the expenses to train and develop the coaches in the most affected communities in our province.
For more information on Jumpstart and our activation of this fund, please reach out to our Executive Director, Josh Dueck.