Accessibility & Fee Subsidy

Affordable Recreation

Living on Low Income
Diversity Services is committed to assisting Richmond residents who need support to access low-cost and no-cost recreation opportunities. Below is a set of links to assist you.

Barrier Free Richmond
Diversity Services publishes a Barrier Free Richmond guide on an annual basis. This guide highlights a range of City and community resources available to individuals and families living in Richmond. For a copy of the Barrier Free Richmond Guide, click on the printable PDF below or pick one up at a community facility.
PDF Document Barrier Free Richmond

Low Cost, No Cost 
Diversity Services publishes the Low Cost, No Cost guide four times a year. The guide provides information on a selection of low cost (under $10) and free recreation opportunities made available by the City of Richmond and its community partners, as well as showcases some of the free events available. For a copy of the Low Cost, No Cost Guide, click on the printable PDF below or pick one up at a community facility.
PDF Document Low Cost, No Cost Winter 2016 / Spring 2017

Parks, Recreation and Culture Guide
The City of Richmond produces this guide three times a year. The guide provides a listing of parks, recreation and cultural programs and service delivered by the City and its community partners. The guide also promotes many free and low cost local events. To learn more about the programs and services available, download the online version of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Guideor pick a copy up from a community facility.

Richmond Low Income Resource Directory
The Richmond Low Income Resource Directory was created by Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives and is housed on the Richmond Library website. It was created to make it easier to find free and affordable services in the community. Many of these services are offered in several languages. In this directory you will find: 
1. Services that are free, at a low cost that changes depending on your income;
2. Services that are here in Richmond, or are easy for people living in Richmond to get; and
3. Information about goods and services that are not easily found in other directories or listings.

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Access to Participation
Recreation Fee Subsidy Program
The Recreation Fee Subsidy Program helps to facilitate access to recreation by offering admission and program registration subsidies to Richmond’s community centres, cultural facilities, aquatic centres and arenas for people in financial need. For more information or to apply to the Recreation Fee Subsidy Program, contact 604-247-4909.

An income test is required to determine eligibility for the program.
PDF Document Recreation Fee Subsidy Program Application

KidSport Richmond
KidSport assists with the cost of registration for participation in sport programs. The goal is to ensure that all kids in need have access to the positive experience of sport and physical activity. KidSport believes that participation through sport provides a life-long opportunity for self-expression, goal setting, dedication, positive thinking and an increase in children's self-confidence. For more information, visit www.kidsport.ca or email richmondbc@kidsportcanada.ca

PDF Document KidSport Application Form

Canadian Tire Jumpstart
Canadian Tire Jumpstart provides funding to assist children 4 to 18 years old with access to physical activities, sport programs and services. To request an application form, call 604-247-4909 or apply online at http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en/.

Working Poor Christmas Fund
The City of Richmond operates a Christmas fund that assists low-income Richmond families with children. For information about how to donate funds, sponsor a family or receive support from the program, call 604-247-4678 or email christmas@richmond.ca