Athlete Funding

Funding for our Performance level BC Archery athletes in Target, Field and 3D comes from various sources and the amount payable to our athletes varies each funding year. ("Performance level" is defined as Cadet and older).

Some athlete funding is generated from our BC Archery Association membership fees and some funding comes directly from our viaSport partners.  Each funding stream has specific eligibility and reporting requirements.

All recipients of funding must be in good standing with the BC Archery Association. Applicants must be working with a coach (minimum certification of Instruction of Intermediate-old Level2) and submit a training plan as part of the application for funding along with other requirements as described in the application form. If you are unsure of your coach's certification level, you can ask for their NCCP# and verify their status through their Public Transcript.

Some years the top athletes based on Archery Canada Squad ranking will be awarded funding without needing to apply.This additional funding is not always available so if you want funding make sure you apply. Squad ranking is included as part of the pay-outs for those athletes who do apply for funding as long as it has been included on the log.

Types of athlete funding available and application requirements

Types of Coach funding available and application requirements

How do I apply?

Complete the Athlete Funding Application form and complete the log of events or attach a separate activity log, and along with your training plan, and other documents as referred to on the application form, to the HP-Funding Chair  no later than January 31 of the year following the application year.  For example, keep a log of all tournaments and clinics, performance team participation, include your final AC squad ranking and final mail match and, where applicable, your performance at those events including any records set in that year. The log and/or training plan can be for a full calendar year or just a season and submitted no later than January 31 of the following year.  Funding will only be considered for the time frame of the plan whether it is a Yearly Training Plan or a seasonal plan. Need a training plan template?

All applications are held until January 31.  BC Archery will determine which funding stream(s) the athlete is eligible for based on the established requirements. Funding payments are processed in March.

See further details below regarding benchmark scores and mandatory event requirements.

How much funding will I get?

Funding payouts vary based on the athletes log, how many athletes apply and the available funds for that funding year.

If I make a Team such as Canada Winter Games or BC Winter Games or a BC Team at Nationals, how do I get funding?

Athletes selected for Team BC to participate at the Canada Winter Games will have all costs associated with the event (uniforms, travel, accommodations & meals) organized and covered. Athletes selected for the BC Winter Games Teams are required to pay for the Team Uniform and the event registration fee and will receive 50%-100% of the registration fees back following the event. Travel, accommodations & meals are provided by the BC Games Society. 

Athletes who are selected to represent BC at the Archery Canada Outdoor National Championships will initially cover all their own costs and then will receive funding to partially cover those costs without needing to apply.  This includes the 3-D Team and the Target Team.

The amount of funding  for our National Teams varies based on where Nationals are held and the criteria of the 3-D and Target Team Programs (these programs are separate from the Athlete Funding program).  The coordinators of the National Team programs will submit for the National Team funding payments soon after you return from the event.  Please refer to the individual program documents on the main Athlete Information page for more information.


Either an Indoor or Outdoor benchmark for your age/gender/equipment category must be met in order to be eligible for funding.

2018 Athlete HP funding benchmarks (Target)
Benchmark scores Recurve
Female Male
Cadet Junior Senior Master Cadet Junior Senior Master
Indoor 472 506 520 473 495 523 541 502
Outdoor 504 516 542 506 541 547 581 550
  60m 70m 70m 60m 60m 70m 70m 60m
Benchmark scores Compound
Female Male
Cadet Junior Senior Master Cadet Junior Senior Master
Indoor 547 551 558 531 552 557 567 562
Outdoor 614 622 642 574 626 640 665 652
  50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m 50m
Benchmark scores 2018 Athlete HP funding benchmarks (3D)
Minimum score to be achieved at the 2018 3D Provincial Championships
Male 744 731 745 703 735 625 604 546
Female 695 641 694 591 650 380 393 438



Mandatory events

Along with meeting the benchmark scores, the following events are considered mandatory in order to be eligible for funding:


Target:  3D:

2* of the 5 following events, one of which MUST be the BC Indoor or BC Outdoor Championships:

  • BC Indoor Championships
  • BC Outdoor Championships
  • Archery Canada Regional Indoors
  • MICA
  • BC Winter Games

(JOP events do NOT qualify)

*see Note 1 at bottom of page

  • BC Provincial 3D Championships, AND

  1* of the 3 following events:

  • any Archery Canada registered 3D event
  • any registered Indoor Target event
  • any registered Outdoor Target event

*see Note 1 at bottom of page


After the 2nd year of funding, it is expected that the athlete is progressing through the LTAD (Long-Term Athlete Development Plan) by attending higher level events. (see Note 2 at bottom of page)

In addition to the above criteria, one of the following will also be required in each subsequent funding year (year 3 onward): 

  • any high-level Canadian event which is registered and includes elimination rounds, which may include
    • Canada Cup
    • Alberta Summer Classic
    • Ontario Spring Classic
    • FTAQ (Quebec) Championships
    • any registered Provincial Target Championships outside of BC
    • Archery Canada Open
  • Canada Winter Games
  • Archery Canada Nationals 
  • an Archery Canada camp
  • US / JOAD Nationals (Indoor or Outdoor)
  • any USAT event 
  • any Target World Cup or World Championships
  • any out-of-Province Provincial 3D Championships
  • Indoor 3D Nationals
  • Outdoor 3D Nationals
  • 3D World Championships
  • any event from the Target list to the left
  • major US 3Ds such as Redding and IBO Worlds

Failure to meet the event requirements (over and above the benchmarks) would incur a penalty of 50% of the total funding allocation. (Benchmarks must be met or the athlete is ineligible for this program)


If event requirements are not met across two consecutive years, the athlete will not be eligible to receive funding.


The athlete may re-qualify for funding after waiting a one-year period, provided they meet the benchmarks and event requirements stipulated at that time.

Notes for 2018 funding:

Note 1:

As this program is revised in March 2018, and many of the "mandatory" events have passed, in order to qualify for full funding for the 2018 funding year, an athlete must:

  • meet the benchmark scores, AND
  • attend
    • for TARGET funding, at least ONE of the mandatory events, OR
    • for 3D funding, the 3D Provincial Championships

The 50% penalty will be implemented if none of the mandatory events have been attended.

Starting in the 2019 funding year, it is necessary to attend the minimum number of mandatory events, following the program requirements.

Note 2:

With regard to meeting the minimum requirements, 2018 counts as year 1, 2019 as year 2, etc.

For example, if you apply for funding in 2018 and meet the minimum criteria (benchmarks and 2 of 5 mandatory events), 2018 is your "year 1". In 2019 you apply, meet the minimum criteria (benchmarks and 2 of 5 mandatory events), 2019 is your "year 2". If you wish to apply again in 2020, you will need to also meet the criteria of participating in a higher-level event in order to be eligible for full funding. If you do not attend the higher level event, you will be subject to the 50% penalty. If in 2021 you again do not meet the full criteria, you will be ineligible for any funding. 

If you do not apply/qualify in 2018, but apply/qualify in 2019, then 2019 is your "year 1", etc.

Questions regarding Athlete Funding?  Contact the VP-Athlete Development