Financial Assistance / Ways & Means

There are several financial assistance opportunities available for families who need assistance paying for registration fees. It is your responsibility to ensure that payments are made from any external organizations to the club, and to cover any fees not covered by a financial assistance.

Applications must be submitted as soon as possible to ensure no interuption in participation for the player.


KidSport is a children's charity which assists children of families facing financial obstacles to participate in community sport programs so that all kids can play.

Players are eligible for up to $500 of funding every calendar year (January - December) in Saskatoon.

To apply for Kidsport funding, fill out the application form and send it to your Kidsport chapter.

Saskatoon Residents (updated 28 June 2021)

Click here for the online Kid Sport application

2. Jumpstart

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities is a registered charity dedicated to removing financial barriers so kids across Canada have the opportunity to get off the sidelines and get into the game. To apply for Jumpstart funding, fill out the online application form.

Online Application Form

3. Saskatoon Youth Soccer Player Assistance Funding

SYSI Athlete Assistance Fund for those who meet eligible financial criteria after first maximizing their funding allotment with KidSport and/or Jumpstart. You must register your child with a Zone or the Saskatoon Alliance prior to applying for funding from the Saskatoon Youth Soccer Inc. Athlete fund. You should apply as soon as possible after your child has been registered, as it can take up to 30 days for applications to be processed. Funding cannot be applied to program that have already ended. 

4. Saskatoon United Soccer Club Ways & Means

SUSC recognizes the importance of all players having an equal opportunity to access soccer programs and enjoy the many benefits that participation brings. To help make this possible, SUSC created a Ways & Means fund that will assist with some costs not covered by 3rd party funding (ie: Kidsport, Jump Start, etc…). Any funds distributed will be done in confidence.

The Ways & Means Committee is responsible to review situations that arise with regards to financial barriers of players and/or families. The Committee members will review each application individually and has the authority to waive full or partial registration and/or team fees. Information forwarded to the Board will include the number of situations reviewed and the outcome; no personal information will be released outside the committee.

How to Apply:

  1. Players and/or families requiring financial assistance should contact the Ways & Means committee at
  2. The request should include:
    1. Player name, age group and season (ie: Jane Doe, U16G, 2017 Outdoor)
    2. Parent / Guardian name and contact information (phone number & email)
    3. Amount of financial assistance being requested
    4. Proof that other financial assistance has already been applied for. It is expected that the player / family will have applied for Kidsport, Dreambroker, Jumpstart, etc… prior to contacting the Committee.
    5. A short summary of why the request should be approved (past commitment to attending practices and games, past commitment to helping with team fundraisers, future commitment to the team and the zone in terms of volunteering, etc…).
    6. The funding requested as well as the value the family can contribute.
    7. Contact information for someone who can vouch for your financial situation (Principal, Teacher, Community Police Officer, Member of Clergy, Health Professional, Social or Family Worker, Dreambroker)

* Failure to submit the above noted requirements shall result in ineligibility.

* False information shall result in disqualification and ineligibility of application

Procedure for the Ways & Means committee:

  1. Acknowledge receipt of request
  2. Discuss the request and make a decision within 10 days
  3. Notify the family of the decision
  4. Make the appropriate note on the family’s fee payment if payment is made against registration fees
  5. Report back to the board on the total amount of Ways & Means allocated

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