Community Grants & Funding

Presently in Kings County there are a few recreation based funding programs available to assist children and youth to participate in physical activity based programs. Two of these programs can assist youth, individually, under 19 years of age who are unable financially to afford the costs of Recreation and Sports registration fees, transportation, and equipment costs; the other assists organization providing programs or initiatives.


Active Kids Healthy Kids is a funding program available to support programs and initiatives to improve access to physical activity opportunities for children and youth or that enable children and youth to lead physically active lifestyles or that address risk factors to participating in physical activity such as: healthy eating, mental health, etc.

Past projects funded include:
  • Snowshoe Loans
  • Family Fish Day 2023
  • Gaga ball pit
  • Accessible Playground Swing
  • Program equipment
  • Playboxes
  • Equipment supplies for youth programming
  • Youth led leadership building

This program divides Kings County area into 2 regions for funding; Eastern Kings including Hantsport to Coldbrook, and Western Kings Including Cambridge to Kingston.

Application forms, deadlines, and maximum funding amounts can vary depending on the funding region – see Information posters for more details!

Funding Partners for this program include:
  • Department Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, Communities, Sport & Recreation Division
  • Eastern Kings Memorial Health Foundation
  • Western Kings Memorial Health Society
  • Municipality of the County of Kings
  • Town of Berwick
  • Town of Kentville
  • Town of Wolfville
  • Village of Kingston
  • Village of New Minas
  • Village of Port Williams
  • Canning & District Recreation Commission

The KIDSPORT program, which has a local Chapter in Kings County, can assist youth registering in sports which have member associations at Sport Nova Scotia, with up to $300.00 per year for registration and/or equipment costs.
There are qualifying levels of family income (depending on family size) and proof of income must be supplied by the applying family before funding can be approved.

The Kidsport Program is administered every two months with application deadlines of: January 1, March 1, May 1, July 1, September 1 and November 1 in effect each year.

For more information or to apply today visit


The CANADIAN TIRE JUMPSTART program also has a local chapter in Kings County.
This program can assist children and youth under 19 years with up to $300.00 per application for registration costs of any active recreation or sports program.

For more information about Jumpstart funding please visit