Regional Development Grant

This program is designed to partner with regional, community, local or municipal organizations involved in physical activity, sport or recreation to achieve results that increase opportunities for participation in structured and unstructured physical activity, sport and recreation.

Your program must include one or more of the following:

  • Increase public awareness of the health, economic, social and personal benefits of physical activity, sport and recreation.
  • Increase the number of skilled and knowledgeable volunteers and professional leaders in physical activity, sport and recreation.
  • To improve the capacity of community organizations that provide physical activity, sport and recreation opportunities.


Funding is available for up to 50 percent of the total cost of the project to a maximum of $15,000.

Program Guidelines (PDF)

Applications are available through-out the year.


For more information Contact the representative in your region:

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

Central Region (Halifax Regional Municipality): Carol Davis-Jamieson, (902) 424-7622

Fundy Region (Municipality of East Hants, Cumberland County, Colchester County): Peter McCracken,  (902) 893-6209

Highland Region: (Guysborough County, Antigonish County, Pictou County): Rae Gunn (902) 863-7381

South Shore Region (Counties of Yarmouth, Shelburne, Queens, Lunenburg and District of Argyle): Debby Smith, (902) 634-7503

Valley Region: (Municipalities of Hants West and Clare, Counties of Digby, Annapolis and Kings): Mike Trinacty, (902) 679-4391