Participating in sport, recreation and cultural activities can come with costs. For some, these costs mean barriers that would prevent them from participating in activities that support our wellbeing and quality of life. That’s why the City of Saint John provides financial assistance to ensure every citizen can participate.
The City partially funds the costs associated with the use of sport facilities such as arenas, ball fields and tennis courts through its annual operating budget. Citizen tax dollars subsidize the costs in order to keep user fees lower. The City also provides operating funds to various service providers such as community centres and offers grants to others who provide recreation, sport and community services.
For low-income families who require additional financial support, P.R.O. Kids, a charitable program operated by the City of Saint John, that pays the registration fees, equipment costs, and transportation costs related to organized, registered recreation.