Youth Program Funding Resources

 

We love introducing kids to climbing, however we acknowledge the financial barriers and challenges that make our sport not as accessible. We don't want any child left out! If you are struggling to pay sign-up fees, please consider applying for funding support using the following programs. We also have a need-based Junction Youth Scholarship, made possible by donations from generous members.

Most grants require that you register for the class before applying for funding. In most cases, funding is sent directly to us via cheque (please have them made out to "Junction Climbing Centre"). It is your responsibility to register your child and notify us that you are receiving funding. Once you have applied for funding, please email programs@junctionclimbing.com with proof of application so we can arrange your payment plan. Please plan your application based on the funding organization's processing times.

Junction’s Youth Scholarship Fund

Who is Eligible? Anyone who has been approved for external funding through a grant program. It does not need to be on the list below, but the funding must be related to financial aid for children in sports.

How Much? We will top-up the remainder of program fees not covered by external grants. For example, if funding only covers a part of the program cost or limited sessions every year, Junction will help cover the rest.

How to Apply? Please email programs@junctionclimbing.com with proof of application and/or approval from an external charity and request a top-up through our scholarship. Make sure to include which of our programs you are signing up for. No additional forms or application required.

Jumpstart

Who is Eligible? Households that meet the Revenue Canada Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) as outlined in the links below.

How Much? Up to $300 per activity session, yearly maximum of $600.

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Kidsport Ontario

Who is Eligible? Kids under 18 facing financial barriers preventing them from playing organized sport.

How Much? Up to $250 per child per calendar year.

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Ontario Growing Up Through Sports

Who is Eligible? Kids under 18 whose families that meet the Revenue Canada Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) as outlined in the links below.

How Much? Up to $200 per session, yearly maximum of $600.

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Dreamcatcher Sport and Recreation Funding

Note: Our programs may not be eligible for this program. We have contacted the organization to verify.

Who is Eligible? First Nations and Indigenous peoples aged 25 and under (no age limit on elite athletes) with valid status.

How Much? Not specified online.

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City of London Play Your Way Fund

Note: These funds are only usable for City of London-affiliated recreation programs.

Who is Eligible? Households that meet the Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) as outlined on the information sheet below.

How Much? Either 50% or 100% of the program cost, depending on household income, up to $300 per year.

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