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

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Grants to Nova Scotia nonprofit community sports organizations, sports clubs, municipalities, villages, first nation communities, and community sport stakeholders for high quality sports programming benefiting local communities. Funding is intended to support the creation of new programs, improvement and expansion of existing programs, and equipment purchases that promote participation in amateur sports throughout the Province.

The Sport Fund supports projects that are intended to increase sustainable quality participation sport programs. Projects should touch 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. Equipment renewal is considered operational and not funded.
- Project must be delivered in Nova Scotia.

Following a regional funding model where the initiatives funded in a region are determined by a committee located within that region, the Sport Fund supports the growth of sport at the community level. The Fund focuses on community sport organization support in order to provide more opportunities for Nova Scotians to take part in sport.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171965

Term of Contract:

Projects 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 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 October 15th, 2019.

Application Process:

1. Step One: Contact your Regional Sport Consultant to discuss your project and arrange for a consultation. Consultations with a Regional Sport Consultant must be booked at least two weeks prior to the application deadline. Therefore, for the current cycle, consultations with a Regional Sport Consultant must be booked no later than October 1st, 2019. For a list of Regional Sport Consultants, see Contact Information below.
2. Step Two: Contact your Provincial Sport Organization (PSO). The PSO is here to support their member clubs and non-member organizations looking to align projects with their sport. The PSO can provide technical support, as well.
3. Step Three: Fill in the appropriate application (for members of a Provincial Sport Organization, and for non-members).

An applicant may apply for funding for different projects or apply for funding for the same project more than once per fiscal year. However, if funding was allocated, the Regional Committee reserves the right to consider this fact when comparing applications, and limit or deny further funding to broaden the number of applicants assisted by the fund.

To access a map outlining the regions and contact information for the associated Regional Sport Consultant:

Contact Information:

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

To apply:

- If your organization is a member of a Provincial Sport Organization:
- If your organization is not a member of a Provincial Sport Organization:

For questions, please contact the Regional Sport Consultant located in your region.*

Alternatively, please contact:

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

For technical assistance, contact:

Joni Mattatall. Information System Coordinator
Sport Nova Scotia

*Regional Sports Consultants are as follows:

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)
Dean Morley
305 Esplanade, Sydney, NS

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