Getting active and creating life-changing experiences for Children and Youth in and out of Care


The Province of British Columbia and the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) believe in the power of sport, physical activity, recreation, and culture.  They build strong individuals and healthy communities by creating a sense of belonging and developing life skills, and self-confidence.  However, the reality is that financial pressures mean many children and youth are unable to participate in sports, recreation, physical activity and cultural opportunities. These financial pressures are heightened for children and youth in and from government care.

The RISE Grants will support ALL Children and Youth in and out of Care, who wish to participate in a sport, physical activity, recreation, and/or cultural program opportunity.

If you can answer YES to the following, PLEASE APPLY:

  • I currently live in British Columbia
  • I am Under 27 years of age. (Born in 1996 or later as of December 31, 2022)
  • I am/was formally enrolled in one of the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development or Delegated Aboriginal Agency Legal Status, or the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Child in Home of Relative program *
  • I will use the funding to support my participation in sports, physical activity, recreation and/or cultural programs.