Grants and Funding Opportunities

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Mailed : Municipality of Colchester 1 Church St, Truro, NS B2N 3Z5

Faxed: 902-843-4065

 

 The following grants are offered by the Municipality of Colchester:

Grants to Non-profit Organizations

Grants to Non-profit Organizations-*NEW-Updated Form*

This program supports a variety of organizations, programs, and initiatives in Colchester County. For the 2013/14 fiscal year, 25 grants were given to various organizations throughout the County.

Next deadline: January 31, 2018

Not-for-Profit Economic Development Grant

Not-for-Profit Economic Development Grant

This program provides funding to eligible, local recreational groups or community festivals in Colchester County.

For more information contact Colchester Recreation at 902-897-3185 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Not-for-Profit Insurance Program

Not-for-Profit Insurance Program

This program supports eligible, not-for-profit community organizations who require financial assistance to obtain Director & Officers & General liability Insurance.

Next deadline: October 27, 2017

  pdf Insurance funding application October (379 KB) pdf
(147 KB)

  pdf Municipal Funding for Insurance for Not for Profit Organizations Policy (August 2016) (121 KB)

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Community Park Funding Program

Community Park Funding Program

This program provides grants to eligible, non-profit, community organizations for capital improvements to public, outdoor recreation facilities. Types of projects that may be funded include parks, playgrounds, playing fields, multi-purpose courts, and outdoor rinks.

Next deadline: February 24, 2017

Please contact the Parks and Trails Coordinator for more information.

Community Trail Funding Program

Community Trail Funding Program

This program supports eligible, non-profit, community organizations in the planning, construction, maintenance, and promotion of public recreational trails.

Next deadlines: January 27, 2017 and June 2, 2017

Please contact the Parks and Trails Coordinator for more information.

 

Colchester Recreation provides information and application forms for the following grants which help children participate in sport and recreational activities:

Kidsport

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Kidsport is a national children's charitable program that helps disadvantaged kids overcome the barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport. Funding application can be found online at: Kidsport Application Online

Kidsport Nova Scotia provides funding of up to $300/year/child for sport registration and/or equipment. 

Application deadlines: January 1st, March 1st, May 1st, July 1st, September 1st, and November 1st.

Contact your local Kidsport Chapter Member: Craig Burgess at 902-897-3181 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

pdf Kidsport 2016 application colchester (1005 KB) pdf
(546 KB)

 JumpStart

Canadian Tire JumpStart is a community-based charitable program that helps kids in financial need participate in organized sport and recreation. Currently all 2016 funding has been used. Please submit your application in 2017 to apply. Please visit the following link to apply: Jumpstart Online Application  

 

The following grants are offered by external agencies:

Please be advised that the following grants are not offered by the Municipality of Colchester. The links below are for external funding opportunities.

As there are many grant opportunities available it is difficult to keep up with them all. Something might be missing from this list and/or some grants might be obsolete. If you come across either of those, please feel free to contact us so we can update the information. Some of the grants fit in more than one category, so they might be listed more than once.

Many grants have set deadlines each year. If the deadline is already past, and you are unsure if the grant is ongoing, be sure to contact the organization to find out. If it is no longer available they may have something new in its place.

 

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General Community Grants

Organizations & Communities General Community Funding

Canadian Heritage- April 1st-Building Communities Through Arts & Heritage (Legacy Fund)

Canadian Heritage- Building Communities Through Arts & Heritage (Community Anniversaries)

Farm Credit Canada-AgriSprit Fund

Bell Aliant-Community Relations- Atlantic Canada

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Health and Wellness- Sport Hosting Program

Sport Canada-Hosting Program

Imperial Oil-Civic & Community Funding

Molson Canadian-Molson Donations Fund

The McLean Foundation-The McLean Foundation

Royal Bank of Canada-RBC General Funding

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Health and Wellness-Trail Maintenance Program

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Health and Wellness-Community Trails Leadership Fund

Nova Scotia - Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) Infrastructure Fund Trails

Sport Nova Scotia- Nova Scotia Amateur Sport Fund (Althletes)

TD Bank Financial Group-Active in the Community (Literacy & Education)

Community Health Board- 

Youth Focus

 Royal Bank of Canada- RBC AfterSchool Grants Program

Department of Justice- Lighthouse Community Grants

Donner Canadian Foundation Awards-Counselling Services/ Crisis InterventionEducationPrevent & Treatment of Substance Abuse

Provision of Basic Necessities Services for ChildrenServices for People with Disabilities Services for Seniors

Breakfast For Learning / Canadian Living Foundation- Nutrition Program Grants

 The Gordon Foundation- The Doctor Gerald Gordon Memorial Award

The Forzani Group Ltd.- The Forzani Group Foundation

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)- The RCMP Foundation

The Mike Weir Foundation- The Mike Weir Foundation Grants

Royal Bank of Canada- RBC's Children's Mental Health Project

 

Accessibility Focus

 Human Resources and Skills Development Canada- Funding: Social Development for Disability Programs

TD Bank Financial Group- Dedicated to Diversity

Service Canada- Opportunities fund for People with Disabilities

 

Women Focus

Canadian Women's Foundation (CWF)- The Girls Fund

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport (CAAWS)- WISE Fund

Canadian Women's Foundation (CWF)- Violence Prevention Fund

Canadian Women's Foundation (CWF)- Economic Development Fund

 

Seniors Focus

 Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Seniors- Positive Aging Grant

Human Resources and Social Development Canada- New Horizons for Seniors

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Seniors- Age Friendly Communities Program

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Seniors & Department of Justice- Senior Safety Grant

 

Employment Options

Service Canada-Youth Employment Strategy

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Economic Development- Youth Employment Strategy

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Economic Development-Cooperative Employment Program

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada- Canada Summer Jobs

Canadian Museums Associations- Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations

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Facility Development Grants

Farm Credit Canada-AgriSprit Fund

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Health & Wellness- Planning Assistance

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Health & Wellness- Community Recreation Capital Grants (CRCG Program)

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Health and Wellness-Regional Development Program (PDF)

Human Resources and Social Development Canada – Office for Disability Issues- Enabling Accessibility Fund

Service Nova Scotia & Municipal Relations- Community ACCESS-Ablilty Program

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Playground Development Grants

Home Depot & KaBOOM!- Kaboom! Challenge Grants

Let Them Be Kids- Let Them Be Kids Initiative

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Health & Wellness-Planning Assistance

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Health & Wellness- Community Recreation Capital Program Grants

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Trail Development Grants

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Health and Wellness- Trail Maintenance Program

Government of Nova Scotia – Department of Health and Wellness- Community Trails Leadership Fund

Nova Scotia – Off Highway Vehicles Fund Infrastructure Fund- Trails

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Coaches & Officials Grants

Sport Nova Scotia-Support4Sport-Individual Coach Initiatives

Sport Nova Scotia- Support4Sport High Performance Coach Assistance

Sport Nova Scotia- Support4Sport-Coach Development

Coaching Association of Canada-GM Making Dreams Possible Club Coaching Grants

Coaching Association of Canada- Woman in Coaching-NCI Scholarship Program

Coaching Association of Canada- We are Coaches Funding Opportunity (Woman in Coaching)

Coaching Association of Canada-Woman in Coaching-Professional Development Grants

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Athlete Grants

Athletes CAN-Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund

Canada Games- Canada Games Fast Track Athlete Grant

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport- WISE Fund

Sport Canada- Athlete Assistance Program

Sport Canada- Support4Sport Athlete Assistance

Royal Bank of Canada- RBC Junior "A"Hockey Scholarship Awards

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport-  Stacey Levitt Woman & Sport Scholarship Awards

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Arts & Culture Grants

Arts & Culture Grants

Canadian Heritage- Museums Assistance Program

Berliner Künstlerprogramm- Artists in Residence Program

Canada Council for the Arts- Canada Council Grants

Canadian Heritage- Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Royal Bank of Canada- (Arts & Culture or Amateur Sports)

TD Bank Financial Group- (Literacy & Education)- Active in the Community

Royal Bank of Canada- RBC Emerging Artists

Canadian Heritage- Building Communities Through Arts & Culture

Imperial Oil- Civic & Community Funding

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Environment Grants

Wal-Mart – Evergreen Green Grants- Wal-Mart Evergreen Green Grants

Evergreen & The Home Depot- Rebuilding Nature Giant

Unilever – Evergreen Aquatic Stewardship and Conservation Grant- Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds School Grounds Greening Grant

Environment Canada- Eco Action Community Funding

Imperial Oil- Enviromental Education

TD Bank Financial Group- TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

TD Bank Financial Group- Committed to the Environment

The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges- The Minor Foundation for Major Challenges

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Scholarships

Royal Bank of Canada-RBC Junior "A" Hockey Scholarship Awards

Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia (RFANS)-  Doug Moore Scholarship Fund

The Leonard Foundation- Financial Assistance Program

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport (CAAWS)- Stacey Levitt woman & Sport Memorial Scholarship

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Leadership Development

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs- Student Exchange Programs

Canada World Youth- Youth Exchange Programs

Canadian 4-H Council-4-H Youth Exchanges Canada

Canadian Crossroads International (CCI)- Individual Overseas Program

Canadian Heritage- Exchanges Canada

Canadian International Development Agency (CUSO-VSO)- CUSO Exchanges

Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)- Explore, Summer Language Bursary Program

Department of Canadian Heritage – Exchanges Canada- Canada Sports Friendship Exchange Programs

Department of Canadian Heritage – Exchanges Canada- Forum for Young Canadians

Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT)- International Youth Internship Program

Education First (EF)- EF Highschool Year

Global Volunteers- Global Volunteers International Service Programs

Historica Foundation of Canada- Encounters with Canada

Katimavik- Katimavik

Rotary International- Rotary Youth Exchange

Schools Without Borders- Schools without Borders

Shad Valley- Shad Valley Enrichment Program

Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada (SEVEC)- SEVEC Youth Exchanges Canada

YMCA Canada & Department of Canadian Heritage- YMCA Youth Exchanges Canada

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Age Friendly Grant

NS Department of Seniors - http://novascotia.ca/seniors/age_friendly_program.asp