Recreation Facility Development Grant

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)

The Rink Revitalization Fund (RRF) is a program of Recreation Facility Development and is specifically designed to assist community groups, municipalities and other ‘not-for-profit’ organizations who operate rinks to invest in the revitalization or upgrading of capital infrastructure to support the sustainability of the facility. 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. Next deadline of funding is February 2023.

2022-23 Recreation Development Fund Recipients

Cape Breton:

Arichat Community Development Association - $50,500
Cape Breton Regional Municipality - $10,000
Crowdis Mountain Snowmobile Club - $78,000
Howie Centre Recreation Association - $25,000
Judique & Area Development Association - $29,000
North Highlands Nordic Ski Club - $62,000
The Cabot Snowmobile Club - $78,000
Victoria Mines Community Development and Recreation - $10,000
Whycocomagh Waterfront Centre Association - $30,000
YMCA of Cape Breton - $21,000

Central:

Abenaki Aquatic Club - $150,000
Acadia Recreation Club Society - $15,300
Carroll's Corner Community Centre - $20,000
Friends of McNabs Island Society - $10,000
Halifax Alta Gymnastics Club - $12,650
Halifax Regional Municipality - $50,000
Hope Blooms Youth Social Entrepreneurial Ventures Inc - $40,000
Mic Mac Aquatic Club - $50,000
Spencer House Seniors Centre - $19,000
The Cunard Street Children's Centre - $40,215
Upper Hammonds Plains Community Development Association - $44,885

Fundy:

Amherst Little League Baseball Club - $25,000
Brookfield Athletic Association - $10,000
Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education - $25,000
Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education - $10,000
Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education - $30,000
Municipality of East Hants - $50,000
The Sunset Community - $85,000
Town of Oxford - $9,000

Highland:

East River Valley Recreation Association - $35,000
Ecum Secum Volunteer Fire Brigade - $60,000
Positive Action for the Keppoch Society - $35,000
Stellarton Memorial Community Centre Association - $20,000
Town of Antigonish - $30,000

South Shore:

Beacon United Church of Canada - $14,700
Broad Cove Community Association - $37,000
Municipality of the District of Lunenburg - $45,000
Town of Bridgewater - $50,000
Town of Lunenburg - $10,000
Yarmouth County Splash Park Committee - Mariners Centre - $75,000

Valley:

Clare Golf and Country Club - $19,617
Margaretsville Community Hall Society - $15,000
Municipality of the District of Clare - $18,216
Port Williams Village Service Commission - $60,000
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 74 Dr. C.B. Lumsden (Wolfville) - $60,000
Université Sainte-Anne - $10,000
Village of New Minas - $45,000

 

2022-23 Rink Revitalization Fund Recipients

Cape Breton:

Dominion & District Recreation Complex Society - $39,366.67
Mabou and District Athletic Club - $44,522.92
Sydney Mines and District Community Centre - $30,000
Town of Port Hawkesbury - $49,900

Central:

Dartmouth Curling Club - $25,690
Lake District Recreation Association - $20,000
Saint Mary's University - $100,000
The Halifax Curling Club - $20,300

Fundy:

Central Nova Scotia Civic Centre Society - $122,000
North Shore Recreation Centre - $62,769.25
West Colchester Recreation Association - $100,000

Highland:

Antigonish Arena Commission - $68,400
Canso Curling Club - $13,691.25
District 13 Recreation and Planning Commission - $120,000
Hector Arena Commission - $9,000
Stellar Curling Club - $15,180
Town of Trenton - $11,691
Westville & Area Recreation and Planning Commission - $38,333.33

South Shore:

Liverpool Curling Club - $30,000
Shelburne Curling Club - $10,000
Town of Lunenburg - $40,000

Valley:

Berwick and District Community Association - $16,000
Glooscap Curling Club of Kentville, Nova Scotia - $13,000
Western Kings Rink Association - $16,000
Wolfville Curling Club Society (1994) - $14,000

 

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