Participation Fund

Participation Fund

 

Did you know that financial assistance for Town of Devon run programs is available through the Participation Fund?

The Town of Devon believes in creating an inclusive community where all residents can lead a healthy and active lifestyle regardless of economic circumstance. Through the fund, financial barriers to participation in programs and activities are eased. 

Are you or someone you know eligible?

You are pre-approved if you are a recipient of: income support, AISH, Alberta Child Health Benefits or Alberta Adult Health Benefits.  Those who are not pre-approved may still be eligible for the fund.  Funding is determined by family income, size and circumstances.

Complete the 2019 Participation Fund form or email FCSS / call 780-987-8325 for a copy.

Every application is important to us and will be processed in the order received to ensure fairness to all. The processing time may range from 2 – 4 weeks from the date received at the FCSS office, and varies during different times of the year, based on the volume of mail we receive. Please ensure you allow enough time to apply before registering for a program. Funds are not paid retroactively.

Applicants must submit a form for every new request but will not be required to supply proof of residency or income more than once in any one fiscal year (Jan 1 – Dec 31).

If you receive approval you will be contacted and instructions for registration will be provided. It is essential that your application is submitted early. Late applications are not guaranteed in time for registration.

Pool applications will not be accepted until May 1.

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program

Canadian Tire Jumpstart is a national program that helps kids from ages 4-18 years old to participate in organized sports and recreation. For eligible children, it covers registration, equipment, and/or transportation costs. Through Canadian Tire Jumpstart, some children get the chance to experience a sport for the first time. Others get the boost they need to continue with an activity they love.

Each child is eligible for a maximum total of $200 per funding session. This means if your child's sport/activity/equipment costs $100, they're eligible to receive another $100 to put towards another sport or activity. There are two funding sessions per year: Jan. 15-June 15 and July 15-Nov. 15.

The Leduc Chapter of the program provides funding for all eligible residents within the Leduc County boundaries. Major community partners include: City of Leduc, Leduc County, Beaumont, Calmar, Devon, Thorsby, Warburg, the Leduc and District Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club - Leduc, Black Gold Regional Schools and St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Schools.

To apply for the program, please fill out the Jumpstart Application Form.

For information on this program follow this link.  


 

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