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The Town of Taber recognizes that sometimes recreation fees are a hurdle some families and individuals can't overcome. But financial barriers shouldn't be a reason our citizens can't enjoy recreation in our community. Please see below for resources that are offered for low-income families or individuals to help gain access to recreation programming and facilities.
Fee Assistance Program
The Town of Taber offers a Program to reduce the cost of our programming and memberships for residents of the Town of Taber and the Municipal District of Taber. The Fee Assistance Program provides a 50% discount for Community Centre drop-in programming and summer kids day camps. It also provides 50% off for Aquafun Centre membership, drop-ins, as well as lessons/courses (some restrictions apply).
Qualifying members of the community can apply through Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) to qualify for our Fee Assistance Program. Full eligibility requirements can be found in our Fee Assistance Procedure here or on our information sheet (see link below), and must be below income thresholds in order to be considered low-income.
Once deemed eligible, FCSS will provide a referral letter to the applicant. The letter must be brought to the Aquafun Centre reception desk, where our staff will issue each family member a fee assistance card. Town of Taber staff will make every effort to respect the confidentiality of community members utilizing our Fee Assistance Program.
The fee assistance card will be valid for one year from the date of referral, and applicants may reapply for the program though FCSS.
Fee Assistance Info Sheet & Application
Access our handy Fee Assistance Program information sheet here.
Ready to apply? Please find the application form here.
KidSport Lethbridge & Taber
KidSport is "a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process we provide grants so they can play a season of sport."
To apply for KidSport assistance, please visit their website here.
Jumpstart was founded in 2005 and "helps kids overcome financial and accessibility barriers to sport and recreation in an effort to provide inclusive play for kids of all abilities." There are grants for individuals as well as "children and youth with disabilities between the ages of 4-25, and who face barriers to actively participate in organized sports and physical activity."
To apply for JumpStart, please visit their website here.