Helping Pay for Hockey
There are several ways to obtain financial help with the financial costs of hockey:
- BMHA - Goalie & Player equipment loaned for FREE
For our free Goalie Equipment loaner program, available to members at any age, contact our Equipment Manager, Josh Drake. For free Player Equipment, available to members at any age, contact contacting Kurt Hewlett at Hockey Eastern Ontario (HEO) at email@example.com or by phone at 613-224-7686.
- Kidsport Ottawa
KidSport Ottawa helps kids overcome social and economic barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport.
Please contact Ottawa@KidSport.on.ca for all enquiries.
- Canadian Tire Jumpstart
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities was launched to address an issue of national concern; the inactivity of kids. National in scope, but local in its focus, Jumpstart helps kids in financial need participate in organized sports and physical activities by assisting with the costs associated with registration, equipment and/or transportation. Please access this site for further information and instructions on applying for funding through either the regular Jumpstart program or The Big Play, a program focused on hockey.
- Application for BMHA Financial Assistance
Each year, the BMHA sets aside part of its budget to help subsidise the cost of registration fees for those in financial need. A subsidy is available for House League applications only. Competitive team fees are such that the BMHA's subsidy budget cannot responsibly be used for competitive team applications.
All requests will be answered by August 31, 2021.
Financial assistance is available to members of the BMHA whose families would suffer undue hardship as a result of the BMHA registration fee. To be considered for assistance please fill out the application in full, include an explanation as to why help is needed, and provide all required documents (please see list below). Please note that subsidy is for registration fees and not team fees which usually range from $200- $400. Subsidies will not normally be provided when family income exceeds $60,000 gross per year.
The BMHA Financial Aid Committee will hold applications in the strictest of confidence.
Copies of the following documentation must be submitted for reference with the application to be considered for financial assistance. If documentation is missing then the applicant will be contacted directly to submit the missing documentation by a specific date for the application to be considered.
- Financial assistance application form, signed and completed and in full
- Cover letter indicating why you are applying for financial assistance and for which child/children
- Copy of your most recent Notice of Assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency
- Copy of your most recent pay stub or other proof of income
Failure to provide the above requested information could result in no financial assistance.
All applications and related documents received will be destroyed once the BMHA Financial Aid Committee has completed its work for the season.