Assistance Fund Grants 2018-2019 Available for Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Settings in Victoria County

Application Downloadable here for Your Convenience:


***Deadline: November 16, 2018

To assist Victoria County physical activity, recreation & sports facilities, including community halls, schools, to offer residents healthier eating options, the Municipal Physical Activity Strategy (Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011) in Partnership with NS Health Authority and Victoria County supports Victoria County Volunteers, leaders, organizations, Facility Operators & Service Providers in our Communities to provide equipment replacement, healthy menus & purchases, programs & events, etc. that will assist in the preparation of healthy food and beverages and the implementation of the Victoria County Healthy Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings Policy Approved by Council June 2017 (Please see below).



The Assistance Fund 2017-18 budgeted in the Physical Activity Department is available (Maximum $1,000) to physical activity, recreation and sports settings that serve or sell foods or beverages through a canteen, cafeteria, vending machines, hospitality rooms and potlucks, etc. Below is the Application for Funding Assistance. Tool Kits (Please see below) created in Partnership with the NS Health Authority assists our groups in their application (s) & implementation of this very important (Healthy Eating) and beneficial initiative for residents & seasonal residents.



Who Can Apply:

Settings include but are not limited to parks, physical activity, recreation & sports settings, multi-purpose complexes, community centres and halls, publically funded and not-for-profit fitness centers, golf courses, tennis, arena, curling rinks, art centers, aquatic facilities, summer/march break camps, sports fields, hospitality rooms & trails.

Organizations Eligible for Assistance Funding:

-Boards that manage facilities

-Organizations accessing facilities

-Public organizations Incorporated as not for profit society under the NS Joint stocks, societies act of NS Victoria County

-Food banks


Items Eligible for Assistance Funding:

***(Please refer to Pages 14-25 in the HERSS Tool Kit above for more examples)

-Meal preparation equipment

-Convection & Conventional ovens



-Vending machines, healthy options

-Panini maker

-Smoothie machines





-Community Gardens

-Healthy Menus

-Local food production

Successful Recipients 2017-2018 – Health Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings Funding Assistance:

Smokey Recreation Society Vending Machine
Bay St Lawrence Community Centre Healthy eating Program
Central Cape Breton Ventures Local healthy lunches and snacks with wellness clinics and exercise programs
Wagmatcookewey School Dishwasher
Cape North Farmers Market Portable high tunnel greenhouse
Washabuck Community Centre New freezer

Successful Recipients 2016-2017 – Health Eating in Physical Activity Recreation Sports Settings Funding Assistance:

Organization Project
South Haven Community Hall Refrigerator
Washabuck Community Centre Refrigerator
St Ann’s Bay United Church Hall Refrigerator
Smokey Recreational Society Refrigerator
Victoria Highland Civic Centre Refrigerator
North of Smokey Food Bank Refrigerator
Cape North Farmers Market Co-op Ltd Cider/Juice Press

About Naturally Active for Life Victoria County Since 2011

Physical Activity Strategy Coordinator - Municipality of the County of Victoria
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