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 Nova Scotia has assisted over 24,000 children totalling over $5.5 Million and provides funding of up to $300/year/child for sport registration and/or equipment. West Hants Parks & Recreation is proud to partner with KidSport Nova Scotia to administer the program.

For more information and application forms visit their website at or contact them at 902-425-5450. 

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Our Community Development Department is proud to partner with the Kings Hants Chapter to administer the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program which helps financially disadvantaged children get involved in organized sport and recreation by covering the costs of registration.


For more information on the program, including their programs, how to get involved or how to apply visit their website: