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Community Trail Funding Program

Grants to Colchester County, Nova Scotia
Nonprofits to Build and Maintain Recreational Trails

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Grants to Colchester County, Nova Scotia nonprofit community organizations for the maintenance, construction, promotion, and planning of recreational trails for public use. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Requests may be submitted for both maintenance projects and capital projects.

Eligible Projects:

For maintenance projects, eligible project costs include labor, materials, expenses, and minor and major repairs to keep the trail operational.

For capital projects, eligible project costs include trail planning, new trail construction, trail promotional products (such as brochures, maps and signs), and upgrading and replacement of trail facilities.

Projects must follow the guidelines in the manual Developing Recreation Trails In Nova Scotia: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
-Demonstrated on-going community support for the trail;
-Plans to ensure long term sustainability of the trail;
-The ability of the organization to complete the project within the timeline indicated;
-Demonstrated need for financial assistance.

Priority will be given to projects which are most consistent with the vision, principles and goals of the Trail Strategy for Colchester County. For additional information please see page 3 of the Program Guidelines:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180796

Term of Contract:

The Municipality may consider funding a phased capital project under this policy, up to a three year period.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are incorporated, nonprofit, community organizations with a mandate that includes the development and maintenance of a recreational trail for public use.

Applicants must have general liability insurance coverage for existing trails for which funding is being requested.

Pre-Application Information:

Next deadlines: June 7, 2019 and January 31, 2020

An organization may apply for both maintenance funding and capital funding in a given year, but must submit separate applications.

The Municipality will contribute up to 50% of the total cost of approved projects. Applicants may use in-kind contributions, donations (labour, materials, equipment), as well as cash contributions and grants from other sources for their contribution.

Prior to submitting an application, please contact Hilary Paquet, Parks and Trails Coordinator, Municipality of Colchester to discuss your project.

Contact Information:

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

Please submit application to:

Hilary Paquet
Parks and Trails Coordinator
Municipality of the County of Colchester
1 Church Street
Truro, N.S. B2N 3Z5
Fax: 902-843-4065
Phone: 902-897-3180

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Colchester County

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Nova Scotia