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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)

2019-2020 Recreational Facility Development Grant Recipients

Arisaig Parish Community Centre Society, $20,000

Central Nova – RECC, $40,000

Chebucto Family Centre, $29,019

Dartmouth Dragon Boat Association, $9,981

Eskasoni First Nation, $36,400

Friends of McNabs Island Society, $17,613

Glooscap Heritage Archers Association, $10,700

Halls Harbour Community Development Association, $40,000

Hants North Recreation Development Association, $40,000

Hantsport School, $26,890

Harmony Heights Elementary, $20,000

HRM-Humber Park School Playground, $25,000

HRM-Terence Bay Elementary School, $30,000

HRM-Timberlane Terrace Park, $25,000

HRM-Titanium Cres. Park, $45,000

HRM-Volleyball Nova Scotia, $15,000

Ketch Harbour Area Residents Association, $9,030

Lawrencetown Exhibition Youth Arena, $16,000

LeMarchant St. Thomas School Greenspace Committee, $101,587

Margaree Highlanders Snowmobile Club, $90,000

Mic Mac Amateur Aquatics Club, $23,666

Municipality of the County of Annapolis, $70,000

Municipality of the County of Colchester, $65,000

Municipality of the County of Cumberland, $50,000

Municipality of the District of East Hants, $20,000

Municipality of the District of West Hants, $22,600

New Ross Farmers Association, $24,000

Petpeswick Yacht Club, $8,259

Pictou County Recreation & Athletics Society, $10,000

Pictou Landing First Nation, $100,000

Pinegrove Outdoor Play Association, $23,819

Prospect Road Communities Minor Baseball Association, $11,666

Shelburne County Arena Association, $50,100

Shubenacadie Halls and Grounds Society, $11,000

SRCE - St. Mary's Academy/Education Centre, $5,000

SRCE Fanning Education Centre, $5,000

SRCE HM MacDonald Elementary, $5,000

Strait Regional Centre for Education, $24,000

Town of Antigonish, $54,000

Town of Bridgewater, $38,355

Town of Port Hawkesbury - AT Lane, $69,800

Weymouth Amateur Athletic Association, $40,000

Whitney Pier Youth Club, $40,000

Wolfville School, $20,578

Yarmouth Recreation, $33,333


2018-2019 Recreational Facility Development Grant Recipients (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):

Andrea Redmond, Central Regional Manager, (902) 424-7622

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