Provincial Funding

Sport Nova Scotia has funding opportunities for the following: athletes, individual coaches, individual officials, community sport organizations and provincial sport organizations.  To be eligible for funding, Applicants for each of the 13 programs must be in good standing with their provincial sport organizations.
Sport Nova Scotia Funding Opportunities
All applications can be found on the Sport Nova Scotia Funding Page.


Subway Sportscape & Subway Sunsweep are two ready-made hassle free ticket campaigns designed to raise money for sport teams, clubs and organizations throughout Nova Scotia.  Tickets sell for $2.00 each and come in books of ten. From each ticket sold, your group gets $1.50!! Sport Nova Scotia Looks after the printing and distribution of tickets (to selling team representative), arranging and distribution of the prizes and all costs incurred through the administration and coordination of the lottery. All you have to do is sell the tickets!In addition to the Subway coupon for 50¢ off a regular 6″ sub or $1 off a regular Footlong™ sub, each ticket now has a $10 Sport Chek coupon as well!
Tyler Smith, Sports Project Coordinator, Sport Nova Scotia


The IWK Community Grant Program makes funds available to organizations that embody the vision, mission and values of the IWK Health Centre. The intention of this program is to return to the communities a portion of donations to the IWK Foundation to help establish sustainable outcome based community health programs. The selected programs would potentially have the ability to extend into the province of origin and posses the possibility to expand Maritime wide.
Julie Harrington, IWK Community Grants Coordinator   
2012 IWK Community Grant Application


The Department of Health and Wellness recognizes the benefits of hosting sport events in Nova Scotia and provides support to Provincial Sport Organizations through the Sport Hosting Program.
Aaron Nutting, Department of Health & Wellness, Sport Consultant


The Nova Scotia Healthy Living Tax Incentive is available for youth to receive a non-refundable tax credit for up to $500 per person on everything from swimming lessons to dance classes to ski memberships. The new Healthy Living Incentive will make it more affordable for residents of Nova Scotia to get involved in organized sport, physical recreation and activity programs.
Healthy Living Tax Incentive Application 


The Community ACCESS-ability Program is for cost-shared grants to community groups for accessibility related capital improvements. Priority will be given to applications, which demonstrate that improvement proposed is part of plan and commitment to inclusiveness of persons with disabilities.
Georgina Dimock, Planning & Development Officer.


Lucky Duck Lotto is a fundraising program for community groups which is sponsored by Recreation Nova Scotia. Your group or school can sell lottery tickets for $1 each and you keep 70% of your total ticket sales. All lottery tickets are entered into a draw for cash prizes or get-away weekends.  Groups only need to return to Recreation Nova Scotia 30% of ticket sales and any unused tickets.
Bev Mahon, Recreation Nova Scotia
Lotto Contract ALotto Contract B


Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia announces the 2008 Granting Program Rural Leadership Initiative. The goal for this granting program is to promote rural leadership that will blend traditional community values with emerging community needs.
Pam Harrison, Foundation Chair
The program is now closed but will open again in October 2012.