Kids recreation fund
The purpose of the Kids Recreation Fund (KRF) is to assist children and youth who are unable to actively participate in organized recreation programs because of financial hardship.
The Kids Recreation Fund is a special fund that is administered by Sport Yukon and supported, in part, by the Government of Yukon. It was established in 1999 as a way to help disadvantaged children and youth participate in organized sport, art, cultural, social and recreational programs.
Children and youth (aged 0 to 18 years) from families whose family net income is under either of the following:
- $40,500 with 1 child
- $46,500 with 2 children
- $52,500 with 3 children
- $58,500 with 4 or more children
Note: Foster parents of children in care should contact Family and Children's Services for funds for recreation activities.
Funds may be provided to help with the cost of participating in an organized sport, recreation, arts, cultural or social activity.
What does KRF pay for?
KRF pays some or all of the cost of registration fees for the activity. It may also be able to provide or help with the cost of supplies or equipment needed for the activity. The amount available under the KRF is up to a maximum of $400 per child, per year to all eligible families.
Funds are paid to the organization providing the activity.
How can families apply?Please use the Family Application Form to apply. Verification of your family net income or other family circumstances may be required.
How can sponsors apply?Recreation organizations, teachers, family workers, clergy or other professionals may know of children in disadvantaged families who may benefit from participate in the KRF and may apply on behalf of the children. Parents/guardians must sign the application form.
Applications may be submitted at any time and applicants will be informed of the decision as soon as possible. Even though an applicant meets the criteria, the application may be denied because another applicant took priority or a limitation on funds. Each application is judged on its own merit.
Kids Recreation Fund (KRF)
4061 4th Avenue
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1H1
Christine Rushant: 867.668.4236
Pat Living: 867.667-3673
Marie Cairns: 867.667-5924
Tracey Bilsky: 867.393-8330
Toll Free (Yukon, Nunavut and NWT); 1-800-661-0408 ext. 4236
Location: 4061 4th Avenue | Whitehorse, Yukon [map]