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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


Applications for the fiscal year 2022-2023 will be accepted until 14-feb-2022.

Download Application (PDF)

Download Guidelines (PDF)

Download Final Report (PDF)

Download Donated Resources Log (PDF)

Download Financial Log (PDF)

2022-2023 Recipients

View current 2022-2023 grant recipient list