Stars for Success provides financial assistance to West Kootenay families for kids, up to the age of six, to participate in local sport, art, music, recreation and community programs.
Families with a total gross income of less than $38,000 per year.
You can apply for up to $100 per child each calendar year (Jan-Dec).
Children are eligible for Stars for Success funding for programs that are completed by their sixth birthday.
We will sponsor a variety of programs such as team sports, dance, swimming and CCRR Toy Library membership fees. We can only sponsor one program at a time for each child.
Complete an application form. Many local children’s programs, recreation centres and family centres also have application forms. Drop off, email or fax completed application forms to Stars for Success, 125 Hall Street, Nelson, BC V1L 7B4, FAX: 250.352.6712 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You must apply before you enroll your child in a program. We will not sponsor a child once enrolled or after they have completed a program.
Please allow up to two weeks from when we receive your application. We will contact you to let you know your application has been approved.
The funding is paid directly to the program. We do not reimburse fees to parents.
A financial reference must be a professional who works with families. It can be a preschool or childcare educator, school principal or teacher, doctor or public health nurse, social worker, counselor or family support worker. The most important thing is that the reference knows you and can attest to your financial need.
A financial reference cannot be someone who works for or is connected to the program to which you wish to send your child. A financial reference cannot be related to you or be a close friend or neighbor.
Click here to download a printable copy of the application form. You can either fax, email or mail the completed form back to us.
Please return completed applications to:
Stars for Success
125 Hall St.
Nelson BC V1L 7B4
For more information contact:
250-352-6786 or 1.866.551.KIDS (5437)