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Sport Fund Grant

Grants to Nova Scotia Municipalities and
Nonprofits to Support Amateur Sports

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Sport Nova Scotia - Sport Fund

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Grants to Nova Scotia nonprofit sports organizations and municipalities to promote participation in quality amateur sports programs. Applicants must contact the appropriate program coordinator prior to October 12. Funding may be requested to establish new programs or expand existing programs. Funding is also available to defray the cost of sports equipment.

Projects must fit within the Sport Fund’s two areas of focus: Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and/or under-represented populations.

Please note that for an equipment request, the equipment must be used to deliver new programming or to help expand existing programming. Equipment renewal is considered operational and not funded.

Project must be delivered in Nova Scotia.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171965

Term of Contract:

Project must be completed within a 12 month period from the date of the award letter.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must fit into one of the following groups:
-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).

Applicants must either be a member in good standing of a Provincial Sport Organization OR currently registered with active status within the Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stocks. All applicants must be located and delivering sport within Nova Scotia.

Sport Nova Scotia does not fund schools/educational institutions or organizations located outside of Nova Scotia.

The Sport Fund does not consider assistance retroactively for projects.

The following are examples of projects typically not funded:
-General operating costs of an organization or facility (i.e. insurance, heating, salaries, etc.)
-Team travel
-Capital expenditures – field repairs, court resurfacing, building of storage facilities, etc.

Pre-Application Information:

The Sport Fund accepts applications twice each year. Application deadlines are April 15th and October 15th.

The Sport Fund is currently accepting applications. The next application deadline is October 15th, 2017.

To access the application, please contact the Community Sport Development Coordinator (CSDC) located in your region prior to October 12th, 2017 at 4:00 PM.

Receipt of all completed applications will be acknowledged via email. Within 4-6 weeks of the application deadline, all applicants will receive written notification of the status (successful or unsuccessful) of their application.

If you are successful, you can expect to receive a cheque for 80% of the amount awarded within 2-3 weeks of your award letter. In some cases the Regional Committee may require further information from successful applicants before the award is released.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Janine MacIntyre, Sport Projects Coordinator
902-425-5450 ext 362

Please contact the Community Sport Development Coordinator (CSDC) located in your region. To access a map outlining the regions and contact information for the associated Community Sport Development Coordinator (CSDC), click here:

South Shore Region:
Nicole Kenney

Cape Breton Region
Dean Morley

Highland Region:
Stephanie Spencer

Valley Region:
Adam Spurrell

Fundy Region:
Courtney Nicholson

Central Region:
Janessa MacPherson

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Nova Scotia

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