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Community Funding and Awards

Community ACCESS-Ability Program


Intake for Community ACCESS-Ability Program grants is complete for 2021. Contact your nearest Communities, Culture and Heritage regional office to get prepared for next year.

The Community ACCESS-Ability Program reflects the Government of Nova Scotia's commitment to persons with disabilities by providing equal opportunity and improved access to community facilities. This program offers cost-shared grants to community groups for accessibility related capital improvements.

The grants may cover up to two-thirds of the direct and indirect costs of renovations, installations, and/or equipment. The sponsoring organization must raise at least one-third of the funding from other sources. Organizations can receive funding for one project per year under the program.

Who can apply?

  • Registered non-profit society/cooperative in good standing
  • Federally incorporated non-profit organization
  • Nova Scotian Mi’kmaw Councils
  • Municipalities


The applications for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022 will be accepted until April 30, 2021.

Download Application (PDF)

Download Guidelines (PDF)

Download Final Report (PDF)

Download Donated Resources Log (PDF)

Download Financial Log (PDF)

2020-2021 Recipients

View current 2020-2021 grant recipient list