It’s never too early to build success
About Stars for Success
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.
Who can apply?
Families with a total gross income of less than $42,000 per year are eligible to apply.
How much can I apply for?
You can apply for up to $150 per child each calendar year (January to December).
How old must my child be?
Children are eligible for Stars for Success funding for programs that are completed by the child’s sixth birthday.
What types of programs will you sponsor?
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.
How do I apply?
Application forms are available on this page. Many local children’s programs, recreation centres and family centres also have application forms.
You can use either the Online Application Form or the Printable Application Form, which ever you prefer. If you use the Printable Application Form you can drop-off, email, mail or fax your completed form to Stars for Success, 125 Hall Street, Nelson, BC V1L 7B4, FAX: 250.352.6712, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you use the Online Application Form, your form will be emailed to your Community Reference for approval, as well as being sent to Stars for Success.
When should I apply?
You need to apply before you enroll your child in a program. We will not sponsor a child once enrolled or after they have completed a program.
How long does it take for the application to be approved?
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.
Who receives the funding?
The funding is paid directly to the program. We do not reimburse fees to parents.
What is a community reference?
The community reference must be a professional who works with families. It can be a pre-school or child care 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.
Who cannot be a community reference?
A community reference cannot be someone who works for or is connected to the program to which you wish to send your child. A community reference cannot be related to you or be a close friend or neighbor.
What about confidentiality?
Stars for Success respects the privacy and confidentiality of families. The information provided will be used only for determining eligibility and processing the application and will not be shared beyond this purpose.
Where can I get more information?
If you have any other questions please call (250) 352-6786 or 1-866-551-5437 (KIDS)
Printable Application Form
Apply for Stars for Success
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.
For more information contact:
(250) 352-6786 or 1-866-551-5437 (KIDS)
Online Application Form
Please note that when using the online form below, you must select a known community reference. A copy of the form will go to the reference, who will confirm the application with the Stars for Success coordinator before approval can be granted.