financial assistance

Barracudas Female does not have any direct connection with these organizations. Please contact them directly for more information.



The Big Play is a first come first service financial assistance program funded through Canadian Tire Jumpstart in partnership with the Hockey Canada Foundation.  It provides up to $500 (a lot more than what our RM Jumpstart chapter is funding) so can ease the financial burden for a lot of our Ridge Meadows families, as funds can also be used for equipment purchases, registration and transportation.

Parents apply directly through the Jumpstart Website to the Big Play application.  Applications can be approved for up to $500 per person.  Approval is on a first come first service basis.


Kidsport provides subsidy grants to qualifying families to help kids stay in sport.

Kidsport believes that every child should have the opportunity to experience the joys of a season of sport. Abundant research exists that proves sport participation enhances academic performance, improves health and develops valuable life skills in the areas of teamwork, socialization, goal setting and time management.

KidSport believes that it truly takes a village to raise a child and our 42 community chapters are driven by incredibly passionate volunteers who, together with sport clubs in their communities, have a shared ownership in ensuring that no child is left on the sidelines.

Follow this link to the Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows chapter website to apply for funding.


Athletics for Kids Financial Assistance (B.C.) Society, known as A4K, was the brainchild of North Shore resident Shane Collins. With the financial help of three like minded businessmen, including A4K Past-President and current A4K Director Craig Knapton, the charity was federally registered and established in 2002. Dave Babych is a director and Athletic Spokesperson for it.

For information and to apply, please  the website here.


Lace 'Em Up is a national charitable program, helping financially disadvantaged children play hockey by ensuring kids have equal financial access to the game. The Lace 'Em Up Foundation for Kids is dedicated to increase youth hockey participation rates for financially disadvantaged kids.

Visit the website here.