Financial Assistance

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KidSport™ is a children’s charity designed to help children, 18 years of age and younger, overcome financial barriers so that ALL kids can participate in sport.

Since 1993, KidSport™ has raised over $2.4 million, providing over 17,000 Manitoba kids with the opportunity to participate in sport! KidSport™ allows children and their families to apply for assistance of up to $300 per year per child to register in an organized sport. KidSport™ believes young people learn more than athletic skills by participating in sport. Sport provides a lifelong opportunity for self-expression and self-discovery.

KidSport™ now allocates funds on a monthly basis. Application deadlines are the 15th of each month. Please note that late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. Due to the large number of applications received and limited funds available, eligibility does not ensure assistance.

If you’d like to help make a child’s dream of playing sport come true, donations are accepted at or at any Sport Manitoba office.

For more information please contact: Sport Manitoba – South Region, 185 Main St., Winkler, MB R6W 1B4

If you’d like to help make a child’s dream of playing sport come true, donations are accepted at or at any Sport Manitoba office.

For more information please contact: Sport Manitoba – Central Region, 225 Wardrop St., Morden, Manitoba R6M 1N4

1-888-398-1353 fax



The Canadian Tire Jumpstart program was developed in 2005 to address the ongoing need in our communities to make physical activity a priority in the lives of Canadian children. Jumpstart’s mandate is to provide financially disadvantaged children in Canada with the opportunity to participate in sport and recreational activities.
The Winkler Heartlands Jumpstart Chapter membership consists of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Morden-Winkler, South Central Immigrant Services, Sport Manitoba/KidSport, Winkler Parks & Recreation Department, Winkler Canadian Tire and Winkler Mark’s Work Wearhouse. Funding is available for children ages 4-18, and is available for all children within a low-income family who would not be able to participate in a physical activity without assistance.

Funding can be used to cover registration fees, equipment costs and/or transportation costs in an organized sport or recreational activity that includes physical activity. Total funding per child will vary, based on local chapter budgets. Eligible children may be funded for more than one activity should funds allow. The sport or recreational activity must run for a minimum of five weeks with a minimum of one session per week, or, in the case of sport camps, five consecutive days.

If your child would like to participate in an activity and you require some financial assistance, please don’t hesitate to call.

Jordan Driedger
Winkler Parks &
Recreation Department


The Winkler Skating club received a grant from TrueSport in 2014 to begin an equipment library where participants in our program can borrow dresses, skates, helmets, costumes and anything else that is needed to participate in the skating program. Simply ask one of the executive to view the contents of the library and you can borrow it for the season and return the item at the end of the year or when you have grown out of it. There is a small deposit that is refundable when the item is returned in good shape. If you would like to donate to this project, we would love to hear from you.

Contact: Melanie Hildebrand