Subsidy Information

South Cowichan Recreation Assistance Programs

The CVRD’s Recreation and Culture division is committed to providing accessible and affordable recreation programs. Families living in areas A, B, C, D, E, F, I, the City of Duncan, and Town of Lake Cowichan are eligible to apply for the Recreation Assistance Program if your combined family income is at or below the Statistics Canada Low Income Threshold. Areas A, B, C, D (Mill Bay, Malahat, Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake, and Cowichan Bay)
Contact: Janine at 250.743.5922 or download copies of the Information Flyer and Application Form



KidSport™ Cowichan is a community based volunteer managed sport charity that provides grants for children to participate in a season of sport. The goal is to ensure that kids who might not otherwise be able to access organized sports have the chance to do so.  KidSport Cowichan encompasses the entire Cowichan Valley and includes the following communities: Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Bay, Glenora, Cowichan Station, City of Duncan, Sahtlam, Mesachie Lake, Honeymoon Bay, Town of Lake Cowichan, Municipality of North Cowichan, Town of Ladysmith, Saltair, North Oyster, Cowichan Tribes, Penelakut Tribe, Chemainus, Halalt, Lake Cowichan, and Lyackson First Nations.  Our mission…to remove the financial barriers that prevent some children from playing organized sports!  Our vision…so all kids can play! For more information or to apply, please visit KidSport Cowichan.


The Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program is a program that allows children and youth to participate in sport and recreation in their community without having to worry about their financial constraints. This program places emphasis on children and youth who are inactive with the goal to assist them to take the necessary steps to make healthier lifestyle changes. For more information or to apply, please visit Canadian Tire Jumpstart.

Cowichan Valley Performing Arts Foundation

The CVPAF is the only locally-founded, not-for-profit organization in the Cowichan Valley dedicated to providing financial assistance and funding through bursaries and scholarships solely to youth (ages 18 and under) applicants requiring support to pursue performing arts activities and education in music, theatre, dance and singing. For more information or to apply, please visit Cowichan Valley Performing Arts Foundation.