Subsidy Information

South Cowichan Recreation Assistance Programs

The CVRD is committed to providing accessible and affordable recreation programs to everyone. Families living in areas A, B, C, D (Mill Bay, Malahat, Shawnigan Lake, Cobble Hill, and Cowichan Bay) are eligible to apply for the South Cowichan Recreation Assistance Program if your combined family income is at or below the Statistics Canada Low Income Threshold.

Contact: Janine at 250.743.5922 or download copies of the Information Flyer and Application Form

Families living in other CVRD Areas are eligible to apply for Recreation Assistance Programs through your local CVRD Recreation Centre (Cowichan Lake Recreation or Cowichan Community Centre). 



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!

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.

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.

To apply please visit Cowichan Valley Performing Arts Foundation