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Community Grants and Funding

A new grant policy has been adopted by Council. This policy will improve the granting process by clarifying eligibility, evaluation, and accountability criteria. Attached to the policy are Schedules that provide more information and deadlines for each of the grant programs. We encourage you to apply early and contact us with any questions.
Grant Policy and Policy Schedules
Community Grants are now grouped into four categories:
1) Community Active Living Grants (Schedule A of the Policy)
Grants in this category are intended to encourage active living across our County and may be awarded to organizations involved in the delivery of leisure, artistic, and education services. The grant programs in this category are:
  • Park, Playground, and Trail Maintenance and Development (Deadline April 1)
  • Youth Travel Assistance (Deadline April 1 or November 1)
  • Community Recreation Programming Assistance (Deadline extended to March 2)
2) Community Enhancement Grants (Schedule B of the Policy)
Grants in this category are intended to assist in providing community-related activities. The grant programs in this category are:
  • Festivals and Special Events (Deadline extended to March 2)
  • Councillor Grants to Organizations (Deadline November 1)
  • Community Hall Assistance (Deadline April 1)
3) Kings Economic Advancement Grant (Schedule C of the Policy)
This grant is intended to assist innovative projects that provide economic benefit to the County. (Deadline June 1)
4) Major Community Initiatives & Civic Services Grant (Schedule D of the Policy)
This grant supports initiatives and services that might otherwise be a responsibility of the Municipality to provide. Applicants must be requesting more than $10,000. (Closed for 2018)
Other Resources
Past Grant Recipients
Applications may be submitted by email, in person, or by mail to:
Municipality of the County of Kings
Attn: Grant Coordinator
PO Box 100 Kentville NS
B4N 3W3