Athlete Grant Application

VIMSS Grants are available annually to alpine athletes training and competing in local, provincial and national events and based on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Alpine sports include skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, biathlon and mountain biking. Athletes must have a coach and the coach needs to complete a short application form endorsing the athlete in addition to the Athlete’s grant application form.

Athlete Grants are awarded each year at the VIMSS Annual General Meeting in November.
Applications are due by October 21st . All athletes will receive notification of their application status after November 1st.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications with missing information will not be considered. PHOTOS are helpful and we encourage you to submit a current photo. Funded athletes are encouraged to volunteer at VIMSS events as this helps promote you and your sport. You may be requested for additional information.

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