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Grants to Nova Scotia Nonprofits, Municipalities,
and Sports Clubs for Sustainable Sports Programming

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Sport Nova Scotia - Sport Fund

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Grants to Nova Scotia nonprofit sports organizations, sports clubs, municipalities, villages, first nation communities, and community sport stakeholders to promote sustainable and quality sports programming in the local area. The grant program supports projects that are intended to increase sustainable quality participation sport programs. This may include new programming or the expansion of existing programs. It may also provide support by helping offset the cost of sport equipment. Applicants are requested to ensure that their project touches upon the following points:

- Project fits within the Sport Fund’s two areas of focus – Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and/or under-represented populations.
- Project must be for a new program or the expansion of an existing program. If an equipment request, the equipment must be used to deliver new programming or to help expand existing programming.

The goal of the fund has been to support quality, sustainable programming, either by providing funds to help organizations create new programs, or expand and/or improve current programs in order to provide more opportunities for Nova Scotians to take part in sport. Today, Nova Scotia Amateur Sport Fund has a number of partners that have come together to support the growth of amateur sport in Nova Scotia.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171965

Term of Contract:

Project must be completed within a 12 month period from the date of our 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.
- Equipment renewal is considered operational and not funded.
- 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.)
- Uniforms
- Team travel
- Events
- 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 next application deadline is April 15th, 2019.

Application Process:

Step One: Applicants are requested to contact their Regional Sport Consultant to discuss their project and arrange for a consultation. A consultation is the applicant's best bet to creating a sustainable program and accessing funding.

Step Two: Applicants are requested to contact their Provincial Sport Organization (PSO). The PSO is supports their member clubs and non-member organizations looking to align projects with their sport. The PSO is the expert and authority when it comes to sport in Nova Scotia. Applicants should ensure they are in alignment with the PSO and when possible accessing the technical support the PSO can provide.

Step Three: Fill in the application.

An applicant may apply for funding for different projects or apply for funding for the same project more than once per fiscal year.

Successful applicants can expect to receive a cheque for 80% of the amount awarded within 2-3 weeks of the award letter.

To access a map outlining the regions and contact information for the associated Regional Sport Consultant, click here: Consultations with a Regional Sport Consultant must be booked at least two weeks prior to the application deadline.

Contact Information:

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

To begin filling in an application, select the following:
- Members of a Provincial Sport Organization:
- Organizations that are not members of a Provincial Sport Organization:

For questions, applicants are requested to contact the Regional Sport Consultant located in their region:

Valley Region (Municipalities of Hants West and Clare, Counties of Digby, Annapolis and Kings)
Melissa Sullivan
10 Webster St. Suite 200, Kentville

South Shore Region (Counties of Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens & Lunenburg, District of Argyle)
Nicole Kenney
321 Green Street, Lunenburg, NS

Fundy Region (Municipality of East Hants, Cumberland County & Colchester County)
Courtney Nicholson
80 Walker St, Truro NS

Central Region (Halifax Regional Municipality)
Janessa MacPherson
1741 Brunswick St., Halifax, NS

Highland Region (Guysborough County, Antigonish County, Pictou County)
Stephanie Spencer
149 Church St., Antigonish, NS

Cape Breton Region (Cape Breton Island)
Brent Foote
305 Esplanade, Sydney, NS

Alternatively, contact:

Paetra Addison
Sport Projects Coordinator
Sport Nova Scotia
902-425-5450 ext 362

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Canada: Nova Scotia