Program Assistance & Grants

Part of our goal in creating a better quality of life for residents in West Hants is helping people to become physically active, to build social skills, and to help to boost self-esteem and confidence.

Please check out the funding opportunities below that may assist you, your family, your community group or not-for-profit.


KidSport is a national children's program that helps kids overcome the financial barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport.

Managed and operated by Sport Nova Scotia since 1994, KidSport provides grants to help cover the costs of registration fees so that all kids aged 18 and under can play a season of sport. The chapter accepts applications and administers grants of up to $300 per kid/year, for kids who live in Kings / West Hants.

Click here to learn more about their program and to start your application. You can also connect with their local office by calling 902-425-5450 ext. 350 or by emailing them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Founded in 2005, Jumpstart Charities helps kids overcome financial and accessibility barriers to sport and recreation in an effort to provide inclusive play for kids of all abilities.

Sometimes, families need financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity. Jumpstart is committed to helping all families access a range of activities, from boxing to bowling and skating to skiing, and more.

Click here to apply and to find more information on the program including eligibility, what is covered and funding details.