Gil Read Memorial Foundation Sports Bursaries


Application Form


The Gil Read Memorial Foundation’s program is set up to promote, foster and increase access to amateur sport through the provisions of financial assistance and support to children ages 5 to 18 who might not otherwise be able to participate in amateur sport due to the associated costs.


The program assists financially disadvantaged families in getting their individual children, aged 5 to 18 involved in sports and recreational programs. A maximum of $500 would be provided for each child to assist with expenses. The maximum per child is required in order to assist as many children as possible.


Grants will be distributed to youth and children between the ages of 5 and 18, residing in Ottawa and the surrounding area. When distributing grants, preference will be given to individuals who;


    Have a family income falling within Statistics Canada’s low-income cutoffs.

    Are applying for an introductory or house league program.


Individuals may apply for grants more than once in a calendar year; however, grants issued will not exceed $500 in a calendar year. Special circumstances will be reviewed on a case by case basis.


Applications will be reviewed by an adjudication committee made of up at least 5 directors of Gil Read Memorial Foundation.


If you, or someone you know, meets the above criteria, please send an Application Form. Or call 613-236-0664 x223 for more information.

I have attached the application form, and here is a link to the Foundation’s website: , which includes additional information. Please note the application is formatted to fit on a legal sized printout.


There has been a decline in applicants, so please circulate widely especially to your contacts within the community.

Thank you.


Hadiya Hussein

Women’s Advocate

Harmony House

Tel: (613) 233-3386 ext.223

Fax: (613) 567-1707

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