Active Communities Fund

The Active Communities Fund supports community-wide initiatives to encourage less-structured physical activity and movement. Funds will be distributed based on eligibility until we have distributed all the money or by December 1st, 2022.

View 2020 projects list (PDF)

The Active Communities Fund helps communities encourage physical activity and movement through policies, social initiatives or physical environments. Projects should target community members who are less active, or who have fewer opportunities for physical activity.

The fund supports the Let’s Get Moving Nova Scotia action plan.

Eligibility

To apply for a grant, you must be:

  • a municipality
  • a village
  • a Nova Scotian Mi’kmaw band
  • a registered not-for-profit society or co-operative
  • Regional Centre for Education

We encourage applicants to partner with municipalities, the health sector, schools or workplaces for their applications.

Please note: there are different guidelines and applications for community applicants (municipalities, villages, Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw bands) and not-for-profit applicants.

Before you apply

We encourage you to contact the program representative for your area and talk about your proposal before you apply. You should consider how you plan to reach and engage your target group.

Applications from communities that exceed $5000, should include a one-year community-wide physical activity plan.

How to apply

For not-for-profit organization or Regional Centres for Education

If you represent a not-for-profit organization:

  1. Review the community organization guidelines (PDF)
  2. Download and complete the community organization program application (PDF)

 

For municipality, village or Nova Scotian Mi’kmaw band

If you represent a municipality, village or Nova Scotian Mi’kmaw band

  1. Review the municipality, village or Nova Scotian Mi’kmaw band program guidelines (PDF)
  2. Download and complete the municipality, village or Nova Scotian Mi’kmaw band program application (PDF)

 

For more information Contact the representative in your region:

Cape Breton Region

850 Grand Lake Road, Suite 15, Sydney, NS B1P 5T9
902-578-4813
Regional Manager Larry.Maxwell@novascotia.ca
Regional Program Coordinator Natalie.MacPherson@novascotia.ca

Central Region

Halifax Regional Municipality
1741 Brunswick Street, PO Box 456, Halifax, NS B3J 2R5
902-456-5908
Regional Manager Andrea.Redmond@novascotia.ca
Regional Program Coordinator Deborah.Fram@novascotia.ca

Fundy Region

Cumberland, Colchester & Municipality of East Hants
80 Walker Street, Suite 1, Truro, NS B2N 4A7
902-324-8392
Regional Manager Natasha.Gray@novascotia.ca
Regional Program Coordinator Teresa.McNutt@novascotia.ca

Highland Region

Guysborough, Antigonish & Pictou
149 Church Street, Suite 4, Antigonish, NS B2G 2E2
902-338-0659
Consultant Eric.Lumsden@novascotia.ca
Regional Program Coordinator Chantel.Mahar@novascotia.ca

South Shore Region

Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, Lunenburg & District of Argyle
312 Green Street, PO Box 9000, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0
902-930-2872
Regional Manager Anna.Haanstra@novascotia.ca
Regional Program Coordinator Denise.Scott@novascotia.ca

Valley Region

Annapolis, Kings, Digby & Municipalities of West Hants and Clare
10 Webster Street, Suite 200, Kentville, NS B4N 1H7
902-698-9407
Acting, Regional Manager Anna.Sherwood@novascotia.ca
Regional Program Coordinator Tracy.Roberts@novacotia.ca