Sport NS


Through the collaboration between Sport Nova Scotia, Support4Sport, Province of Nova Scotia, Sport Canada and Manulife, Sport Fund looks to increase sustainable quality sport programs in Nova Scotia.

As you may be aware, over the past few months our Sport Nova Scotia Community Sport Grants have undergone some changes, the biggest being a move from a central, provincial application to a regional model, where the initiatives funded in our region are now determined by a local committee.

In addition to the formation of regional allocation committees, we have expanded our areas of funding and broadened our criteria for eligible groups.  Sport Fund will now be open to the following applicants:

–          Local sport clubs and community sport organizations who are members in good standing of a Provincial Sport Organization (PSO).

–          Community sport organizations incorporated as a “not for profit” society under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia.

–          Municipalities/communities (including villages and first nation communities) and community sport stakeholders (facilities).

We are happy to announce that applications are now being accepted for our next round of funding.

As there have been a number of changes to this funding program, including an updated application form, prior to requesting an application we ask all applicants to please read our application guidelines.

To access the application, please contact me no later than October 12th, 2017 at 4:00pm to discuss your initiative.  The next application deadline is October 15th, 2017.

As always, we would like to thank our partners: Support4Sport, Province of Nova Scotia, Sport Canada and Manulife.

If you have questions in regard to Sport Fund, please feel free to contact:

Dean Morley, Sport Nova Scotia, Community Sport Development – Cape Breton 

902 5950952

Cape Breton Coaches
This will be a brilliant evening of facilitated conversation and we want to hear from our
Cape Breton coaches about challenges, opportunities and ideas to empower us to build a better community coach development plan.
Please see the save the date poster here:  SportNSCoachingCapeBretonPosterSeptember272017
Please contact Deano Morley with any questions, and secure your spot at this event by e-mailing him to confirm your attendance.
Dean Morley, Sport Nova Scotia
Community Sport Development – Cape Breton / 902 5950952


The information for funding grants are below or at the link above. Let’s use them to boost the quality of programs being offered in Cape Breton.   Appropriate age and stage aligned equipment and appropriately trained coaches and leaders working with our junior athletes should always be the target.

Deano Morley, Cape Breton Community Sport Development Coordinator, is available to meet with you and your club to help you with planning and grant applications, please do not hesitate to reach out to him.

Dean Morley – Sport Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Community Sport Development Coordinator: 902.595.0952 /


GROW YOUR GAME………How would $10,000 impact your sport community?

Do you have an imitative you would like to get off the ground?

Are you a club or member organization that needs funds to certify coaches, send a team to nationals, or aid in athlete membership fees?

Does your club need equipment, storage, ice time, etc.?

Support4Sport is looking to help! The “Grow your Game” contest is a celebration of 10 years of partnership between Support4Sport and Sport Nova Scotia. Participants in this 60-second video contest and will have the chance to win one of 10 $1,000 prizes and one grand prize of $10,000 to improve sport in Nova Scotian communities.

We believe that this is a fantastic opportunity for PSOs, CSOs, and any member organization to show how they plan on improving Sport in their Community. This would be a great opportunity for all, so please pass along to your clubs and anyone else who may be interested. Please visit the contest website at  to learn more!

Dean Morley – Sport Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Community Sport Development Coordinator

(902) 595-0952 / /

A Scotia Amateur Sport Fund (“Sport Fund”) Manulife Financial Community Sport Grant

The Sport Fund will support community sport organization projects that are intended to increase sustainable, quality participation sport programs. This may include new programming or expansion of existing programs

Support4Sport Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund

The program was designed to support community sport organizations in their efforts to increase participation in sport. The fund will support projects that are intended to increase sustainable quality participation based sport programs by helping to offset the cost of sport equipment. This may include the expansion of existing programs or new programs.

Please give the gift of sport by making a donation at

Sport NS Funding Ref Guide_SportNS_Feb 2013PDF
Get the latest sport news, apply for funding, check for jobs, and connect with your sport on our new and improved website!

Sport NS Funding: Please click on this link:
OR go directly to click on “funding” on the left hand side, and look under “Community Sport Organizations”. Especially under the Manulife Financial Community Sport Grant.

Any questions, please contact:
Dean Morley
Sport Nova Scotia – Cape Breton Community Sport Development Coordinator
(902) 595-0952


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