Rutland Amateur Hockey Association Jr. Spartans

2024 Financial Hardship


2024 Financial Hardship Application

Rutland Amateur Hockey Association (RAHA) recognizes the need under certain circumstances for financial assistance for families with kids who want play hockey. Hardship Program funds are made available through RAHA fundraising activities. RAHA will review a variety of criteria to determine eligibility for financial assistance. Prior year account payments, travel and equipment expenses are not funded by this program.


The goal of RAHA’s hardship program is to provide financial support to those players who might otherwise be unable to participate in hockey. RAHA has an established process in place to implement a consistent and fair system to assess financial need. It is not a guarantee that hardship funds will be available every season and the amount available per player will be assessed on a season-by-season basis.


Applicants must reapply each season to be considered for financial assistance.


RAHA Hardship Guidelines:

  • Players in 8U and above divisions can request a percentage of the registration costs.
  • The maximum amount awarded to a player shall not exceed the registration fees associated with the House programs, if the individual’s level of play offers a House program.
  • Player families must complete RAHA’s volunteer hour requirements, as applicable. Player families cannot “buy-out” the volunteer hour requirements.
  • Prior year volunteer and fundraising efforts may be considered.
  • A Player must be in good standing with RAHA and exhibit a financial need. Preference will be given to those families who qualify for government and public assistance programs such as school lunch assistance, WIC, unemployment benefits, as well as those families experiencing hardship.


Please direct questions to:

John Sinclair

Hardship & Scholarship Committee