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)

2018-2019 Recreational Facility Development Grant Recipients

Cape Breton Regional Municipality, $65,300

Inverness Development Association, $18,200

Two Rivers Development Association, $84,300

Football Cape Breton, $33,500

Cape Breastoners Dragon Boat Team Society, $9,200

Northern Inverness Recreation Centre Association, $30,600

Frenchvale and Area Community Endeavours (FACE), $12,650

Port Hood and District Recreation Commission, $8,600

HRM Kinsmen Park, $67,000

Halifax Nordic Ski Club, $25,000

Ketch Harbour Area Residents Association, $8,000

HRM Gorsebrook Park, $75,000

Akoma Holdings Incorporated, $50,000

Halifax Regional Centre of Education, $45,000

Resource Opportunities Centre, $51,000

HRM North Preston, $100,000

HRM Catherine Furness Park, $20,000

HRM Tallahassee Community School, $20,000

HRM Portland Estates and Hills Residents Association, $15,000

St. George's Tennis Club, $24,000

HRM Astral Dr. Elementary School, $20,000

Acadia Recreation Club Society, $60,000

HRM New Tomahawk Park, $15,000        

Digby Municipality, $25,000

Northeast Kings Education Centre, $20,000

Lawrencetown Exhibition Youth Arena, $9,000

Girl Guides of Canada, Hardwood Lake $9,583

West Dalhousie Community Hall Association, $8,937

Gordon Hughes Tennis Club (Windsor), $25,000

Glooscap Curling Club, $13,050

New Minas Village Commission, $25,000

Newport and District Rink Commission, $46,000

Western Kings Rink Association, $150,000

West Hants Middle School, $20,000

Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation, $59,958

Positive Action for Keppoch Society, $54,700

Town of Trenton, $82,050

Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education, $23,000

Sipekne'katik First Nations, $14,000

Municipality of Colchester, $50,000

Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education, $26,000

Town of Amherst, $8,000

Hants North Baseball Association, $43,000

Scotia Pool Society, $13,000

Municipality East Hants, $19,000

Municipality East Hants, $30,000

Truro Golf Club, $16,300

Bridgewater Elementary School Playground Committee, $21,790

Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, $50,000

Michelin Social and Athletic Club, $43,000

Beacon United Church of Canada, $17,450

Hubbards Point and Area Community Development Association, $22,000

Bay Shore Community Centre, $35,000


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