Ministry of Heritage Sport Tourism & Culture Industries FUNDING for Clubs

Cross Country Ski Ontario announces a funding opportunity for member clubs.  The Ministry of Heritage Sport Tourism & Culture Industries is providing funding to support the recovery and sustainability of the sport sector.  Funding is eligible to all XCSO clubs which operated in the 2020/2021 season or the 2021/2022 season.

Member XCSO clubs supported through this funding will need to demonstrate that they incurred COVID-19-related expenses to operate their programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.  These costs may include but are not limited to:

  • Increased operating costs directly related to the pandemic (e.g. the costs of purchasing personal protective equipment);
  • Reduction of members and membership revenue during the pandemic;
  • Increased facility costs required to comply with the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020 and its regulations; or
  • Operating deficits to maintain programming for fewer participants.

Applications via Google Forms will be required to access funds.  Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 1 at 23:59.  Please note, an audit of XCSO and/or recipient clubs may take place.  Please ensure you meet the eligibility requirements.

Cross Country Ski Ontario thanks the Ministry of Heritage Tourism Sport & Culture Industries for the support of the sport sector during these challenging times.  This support is appreciated by member clubs and their program participants.