… so ALL kids can play!

KidSport Northumberland is a local charity that helps get more children and youth who live in Northumberland county involved in sport and physical activities by removing the financial barriers.

KidSport Northumberland’s mission is to help families overcome financial barriers so that all kids have the opportunity to participate in organized sport and thrive within our community by providing funds for registration AND equipment costs.

  • Grants range from $1.00-$250.00
  • Grants are generally for children and youth under the ages of 18 years old
  • Grants are available for children and youth who currently live in Northumberland County

How to Apply for a KidSport Northumberland Grant

Click here to download the KidSport Northumberland Grant Application fillable form

Or we can send you one VIA mail.

Submit your application by:

    1. Scanning it and emailing it to
    2. Taking a picture of it and emailing it to
    3. Drop it off at the Port Hope Health Unit main office (200 Rose Glen Rd)
    4. Mail it to the Northumberland Sports Council (P.O. Box 13,
      Port Hope, ON L1A 3V9)

Applying is easy! Do you have a service worker, teacher, community organization rep or pastor that can verify you could use assistance with getting your child into organized sport? Don’t worry about submitting financial documents, just get them to write you an endorsement letter and attach it to your application.

More info about Applying to KidSport Northumberland

  • The KidSport application form and grant guidelines can be found at 
  • Applications must be submitted AS SOON AS POSSIBLE before the start of the activity.
  • The application will require:
    • Child’s information
    • Parent/guardian’s information
    • The sports organization you are requesting funding for and their address/ information
    • Sports club registration form
    • Endorsement: third-party verification of the social and or economic barriers impacting the family that may or may not be depicted in the income verification
      • This can be a social services organization, family worker, teacher, pastor

Please call or email Molly with any questions!


Boston Pizza Cobourg KidSport Northumberland Indoor Co-Ed 6’s Fundraising Volleyball Tournament  … so ALL kids can play!


Boston Pizza Cobourg and the Northumberland Sports Council have teamed up to organize and facilitate a fundraising volleyball tournament for KidSport Northumberland!

There is a competitive and recreational league for both dates. We are looking for 6 teams to play in each division.

Each team will receive:
– Vouchers for a team pizza
– 4 games guaranteed

Winning teams receive:
– Name on the KidSport Trophy on display at the Boston Pizza Cobourg Bar
– $25.00 Boston Pizza gift cards for the whole team!

All proceeds will go to support KidSport Northumberland

When and Where?

March 28, 2020 – 9:00am- 3:00pm at the Cobourg Community Centre 

Postponed until further notice

  • $20.00/ player, 6 player minimum

Want to Volunteer?

Interested in volunteering? We need scorekeepers, referees! High School Students welcomed to volunteer!

Learn more:

Need more info? Want to register a team?

Email Evan Soutter:


Email Molly Klintworth:

KidSport Northumberland Boston Pizza Cobourg Student-Athlete of the Month

KidSport Northumberland and Boston Pizza Cobourg want to recognize all the amazing and physically active children and youth in our community with a $50.00 gift card to Boston Pizza and a featured story in the Northumberland News!

The KidSport Athlete of the Month will receive a $50.00 gift card to Boston Pizza Cobourg. Non-winning worthy nominations will be automatically re-entered in the following month(s) draw. The student who is nominated for this award must be an athlete or participate in a physical activity in Northumberland County. This award is primarily based on the student athlete’s attitude and commitment towards the team, sport and or activity. This means they do not have to be the most skillful athlete, just one who fits the criteria below!

Nominate a student online (Google Doc) here

Get the PDF nomination form here: KidSport Northumberland BP Athlete of the Month Application

More info email:

KidSport, Boston Pizza Student-Athlete of the Month is Branden Bowman

This month’s KidSport Northumberland + Boston Pizza Cobourg Student-Athlete of the Month is Branden Bowman. Branden plays basketball, soccer, rugby, track and field, cross country and volunteers at his school, Grafton Public.  Branden’s love to play lots of different sports stems from the goal of being active for life, “Later on in life it’s good to be healthy and know you lived a good life, plus sports are fun!.” But he does add that he has two favourite sports, “It’s a tie between basketball and rugby.”

As a coach for the Grafton Public School Rugby team, Branden mentors younger students by teaching them how to play and love rugby. “I know I like rugby a lot and I thought if I can help make the younger kids enjoy it maybe they’ll understand why I like rugby so much”. When asked to recall a favourite sport-related memory Branden tells about the time when the rugby team he helped coach went all the way to the board-wide tournament (KPKREAA) and placed third. “For a small school, I think we did pretty well!”.  We can’t wait to see what Branden will help accomplish next!

Branden is in Grade 8 and his favourite subjects include science, literacy and history. He is also known as a hardworking leader in his school community. Branden was one of four students chosen to attend a leadership camp and volunteers for lunch help every day. Branden believes kindness and fun can go a long way when being a good leader. “A good leader helps make the other people around them feel good about themselves” says Branden, which speaks perfectly to his own leadership style. His basketball coach often finds Branden going out of his way to make sure all teammates get the chance to shine in the game. Branden believes his involvement in different sports has allowed him to develop his leadership style and ability outside of the sport.

When asked about whom his role models are he said he has a coach and player role model. “My rugby coach, Lucas Keller and the Raptors defensive player Kyle Lowry are my two role models because from what I see, I think we share similar attributes. For example, I really admire how Kyle Lowry will go out of his way to look out for his teammates. I find that really aspiring”.

To other youth in grade 8 and 9 interested in getting into sport or physical activity, but are hesitant or nervous about starting, Branden says just go for it! “It’s now or never! You make a lot of new friends, stay healthy, get active, and it gives you something to do every day instead of just sitting on the couch.”

Branden believes it is important all children and youth have the opportunity to participate in sport and physical activity because it helps them lead healthy lives and it provides them with different experiences that can help them be better students, friends, family members and community leaders.

Did you know 1 in 3 families can’t afford the costs associated with sport? KidSport Northumberland is a local charity that provides financial support for registration and equipment for youth in Northumberland to play sports or participate in physical activities. KidSport Northumberland Boston Pizza Cobourg Student-Athlete of the Month is an award program that aims to recognize all the amazing athletes and physically active youth in our community. To learn more about either of these programs please visit us at or contact Molly at

Donations are always welcome!

Email Northumberland Sports Council: for more information or ideas on fundraising events!


KidSport Northumberland would like to thank the Port Hope Lawn Bowling Club for their very generous donation of $5890.00 (WOW!!!). The Port Hope Lawn Bowling Club has been true advocate for sport and recreation locally in Port Hope since 1900. Due to decreasing club membership the remaining members decided it was time to close down and look for ways to continue their legacy of sport and community through legacy donations. KidSport Northumberland was very fortunate to be 1 of 6 local charities that received some of this funding.

Barbra Gard (treasurer of the Port Hope Lawn Bowling Club) told us it was important for the group to donate to local charities that would help improve our community and continue the legacy of Port Hope Lawn Bowling Club’s love for sport, wellness and healthy active living.

KidSport Northumberland is a local charity that provides financial support for registration and equipment for youth in Northumberland to play sports or participate in physical activities. Did you know that 1 in 3 Canadian families can’t afford the costs associated with organized sport and physical activity?! If you or someone you know could use some help funding your child or youth’s physical activities email KidSport Northumberland at  or visit our website


Thank you, Dr. Benedict, for your generous donation! Your continued support is always appreciated!

Learn more about Port Hope Dental by clicking this link!


Thank you Port Hope Racquet Club for your generous donation to KidSport Northumberland! Your annual support is greatly appreciated.

Learn more about the Port Hope Racquet Club by clicking this link!  

Community Donors:

Community Partners

Boston Pizza Cobourg – Student-Athlete of the Month and Indoor Co-Ed 6’s Volleyball Tournament 

MyFM 93.3 & Classic Rock 107.9 – Indoor Co-Ed 6’s Volleyball Tournament Media Sponsor 

Northumberland News – Student-Athlete of the Month and Weekly Membership Ad 

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Play it Again Sports Cobourg

Reuse, Recycle, Replay!

Donate your gently used sports equipment to KidSport Northumberland through Play it Again Sports Cobourg! Play It Again Sports Cobourg will make sure that the funds from the sales of the specifically donated equipment will be given to KidSport Northumberland or the equipment will be given directly to a child in need in the Northumberland county region! To learn more about how your donations can give a child a chance to play in organized sport: Call Play it Again Sports Cobourg: (905) 377-8989 Email Northumberland Sports Council: