Recreation Facility Development

This Program assist community groups, municipalities and other ‘not-for-profit’ organizations to develop facilities in order to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation.

Facilities may include:

  • Recreation centres and halls, pools, arenas, athletic field, parks and playgrounds and trails.
  • Enhanced schools for community use.
  • Other facilities that promote sport and physical recreation.


Projects approved for funding are eligible to receive up to one-third of the total capital cost of the project to a maximum of $150,000.

Program guidelines (PDF)

For more information Contact the representative in your region:

Cape Breton Region (Cape Breton Island): Larry Maxwell, sends e-mail) (902) 563-2380

Central Region (Halifax Regional Municipality): Carol Davis-Jamieson, sends e-mail) (902) 424-6608

Fundy Region (Municipality of East Hants, Cumberland County, Colchester County): Peter McCracken, sends e-mail)  (902) 893-6215

Highland Region: (Guysborough County, Antigonish County, Pictou County): Rae Gunn sends e-mail) (902) 863-7380

South Shore Region (Counties of Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, Lunenburg and District of Argyle): Debby Smith, sends e-mail) (902) 634-7505

Valley Region: (Municipalities of Hants West and Clare, Counties of Digby, Annapolis and Kings): Meg Cuming, sends e-mail) (902) 679-4390