Recreation Fee Subsidy Program
RFSP submission during COVID-19
At this time, we are not accepting application submissions in-person. Please email or mail your completed application to:
- firstname.lastname@example.org or
- City Works Yard at 5599 Lynas Lane, Richmond, BC, V7C 5B2 (Attn: Recreation Fee Subsidy Program)
Recreation Fee Subsidy Program
- Program Application
- Program Benefits
- Frequently asked Questions
- Contact Information
The City of Richmond Recreation Fee Subsidy Program (RFSP) supports individuals of all ages living in Richmond who are experiencing financial hardship. RFSP participants are eligible to receive financial support towards various registered and drop-in parks, recreation and cultural programs offered by the City of Richmond and its Community Associations and Societies.
- Youth Agreements
- Agreements with Young Adults (AYA)
- Income Assistance
- Disability Assistance
- Resettlement Assistance
- Rental Assistance Program (RAP)
- Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER)
- Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
- Family’s combined net income (line 23600)
After-Tax Low Income Measure (LLIM-AT-T1FF) (Statistics Canada, 2020), updated July 20, 2020.
- Other financial thresholds
You may be eligible for financial support if you:
1. Live in Richmond;
2. Option A or B applies to your situation (see below for details).
You receive government financial assistance from one of these programs:
You do not receive government financial assistance and are currently experiencing financial hardship:
Eligibility is determined based on the following information from your most recent tax document called the Proof of Income Statement (Option C) from Canada Revenue Agency.
The following eligibility thresholds are used to assess applications:
|Family Size||Maximum Net
|Family Size 1||Family Size 2+|
|Interest and Investment Income
If you have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and your tax documents do not reflect your current financial situation, please contact Subsidy staff for assistance at email@example.com or 604-247-4909.
2020-2021 RFSP Application - September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.
- West Richmond Pitch & Putt Golf Course
- Aquatic Centres
- Community Centres
- Minoru Centre for Active Living
- Up to a maximum of $300/year in subsidy for children and youth (0 – 18 years)
- Up to a maximum of $100/year in subsidy for adults and seniors (19+ years )
Free Drop-in Admission at:
At this time, free drop-in admission offered at the facilities listed below require prior registration as per the direction of local public health authorities. RFSP participants still receive 100% discount for single session drop-in activities and services in lieu of free drop-in admission memberships. Please contact the Registration Call Centre at 604-276-4300 to register in advance for drop-in at:
Registered Programs at a Reduced Cost:
90% off most registered programs
When registering for a program, a maximum of 90% of the program cost is covered by the Recreation Fee Subsidy Program and a minimum of 10% is paid by the participant (including taxes and extra program fees if applicable).
The City of Richmond’s registered programs and drop-in activities have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Refer to www.richmond.ca/register for available programs. For up-to-date information on affected services and amenities, and to read the Restoring Richmond Plan, visit www.richmond.ca/covid19.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFor frequently asked questions, such as who can submit an application, how to get required documents, and when you can begin to use your new subsidy, please view the following link:
RFSP Frequently Asked Questions