The Northern BC Indigenous Athlete Grants were created through a partnership between Engage Sport North, I·SPARC, and Local Rental Solutions to assist amateur athletes and teams, who are of Indigenous ancestry and residing in Northern British Columbia, in their pursuits in competitive sport. The purpose of the grants; to provide financial assistance to Indigenous athletes to travel and participate in competitive sport. Grants will be awarded to Indigenous athletes competing in any sport, however, individuals or teams benefiting from this grant program must operate or be located in the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality and/or any of the following Regional Districts; Central Coast, Cariboo, North Coast, Kitimat-Stikine, Builkley-Nechako, Fraser-Fort George and Peace River.
Grant funding is based on an annual contribution from Local Rental Solutions with Engage Sport North administering the granting process. All grants will be philanthropic in nature and support and promote Indigenous sport participation in Northern BC. I·SPARC and Engage Sport North are committed to reducing the barrier to organized sport for Indigenous youth and communities. They are working together to ensure that there is a broad awareness of the opportunity for financial assistance among Indigenous communities throughout Northern BC.