Grants (Nova Scotia Health & Wellness)


Assistance to Provincial Sport Organizations

Eligible provincial sport groups are provided with funding to offer programs and  services.

Provincial Sport Organizations can be found through the Sport Nova Scotia website:

Assistance to Provincial Recreation/Physical Activity Organizations

The Department of Health and Wellness provides funding assistance to provincial organizations with a primary mandate in recreation and physical activity.

The policy (see below) provides for funding in four categories where the operation of a provincial organization, and/or specific initiatives that it undertakes, are supportive of the goals and strategic directions of the Department’s Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation responsibility centre.

Provincial Recreation/Physical Activity Project Funding

Project Funding is designed to support provincial organizations to undertake initiatives that address specific to Health and Wellness PASR priorities. Eligible activities are public awareness and social marketing, education, knowledge transfer and dissemination, leadership development and networking, program development and implementation, and resource development. Priorities are determined annually and will include identified target groups, issues, risk factors, etc.

Regional Development Program

This program is designed to support activities which respond to the goals and priorities of communities and PASR priority areas including: increasing physical activity, sport and recreation opportunities, capacity building, gender equity, volunteer development, physical activity levels of children and youth, fair and safe activities and responding to traditionally underserved populations.

Sport Hosting Program

The Department of Health and Wellness recognizes the benefits of hosting sport events in Nova Scotia and provides support to Provincial Sport Organizations through the Sport Hosting Program.

Trail Maintenance Program

The Trail Maintenance Program will provide funding to groups who are involved in regular maintenance as well as emergency funding to groups who have experienced major maintenance issues due to fire, flooding, hurricanes, etc.

Capital Grants

Recreation Facility Development (RFD) Program

The Recreation Facility Development Program  assists community groups, municipalities and other “not for profit”  organizations to develop facilities in order to increase public participation  in sport and physical recreation facilities.

Projects range from $20,000 to  $450,000.

Planning Assistance Program

The Planning Assistance Program assists community organizations and municipalities in obtaining professional assistance in planning, designing and researching proposed and existing sport and physical recreation facilities.

Community Recreation Capital Grant Program (CRCG)

The Community Recreation Capital Grant program  is to assist in the development of small scale indoor and outdoor capital  recreation projects, less than $20,000.

About Naturally Active for Life Victoria County (Est. 2011)

Physical Activity Strategy Coordinator for the Municipality of the County of Victoria
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