A number of Delta organizations are among the first recipients of the Local Sport Relief Fund in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Local Sport Relief Fund was developed to provide one-time financial relief for non-profit, community level sport organizations, clubs and associations at risk of collapse or insolvency due to the impacts of COVID-19. The fund is supported by the Province of B.C. and administered through viaSport British Columbia.
The goal of the funding is to support local sport organizations that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. The Province of B.C. recognizes the importance of community-based sport organizations and has allocated this funding to help in their recovery.
Eligible organizations are invited to apply for up to $7,500 to help offset fixed and operating costs. Funding must support administration and operational needs for an eventual return to sport, and new sport programming or initiatives are ineligible.
Delta-based recipients include: Delta Gymnastics Society, Delta Ringette, Sungod Skating Club, North Delta Minor Hockey Association, Ladner Lawn Bowling Club and Delta Skating Club.