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Grants to Antigonish, Nova Scotia Nonprofits
for Community Events and Projects

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Town of Antigonish

Deadline Date:

02/28/18 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to Antigonish, Nova Scotia nonprofit, community-based groups and organizations to engage local residents in civic and community events. The purpose of this grant is to promote community pride, social well-being, and support a range of events and services that meet the changing needs of the local community.

The Town administers operating grants and in-kind grants (e.g. to borrow equipment, for use of staff time, or for use of Town services).

-To support projects that advance the goals and actions outlined in Town of Antigonish Strategic Plan with a focus on Social Well-Being, Community Pride, Community partnerships and Sustainability;
-To support community-based organizations to create a range of community events and services that respond to the changing needs of the Antigonish community.

Eligible Projects:
-Projects that advance the goals and outcomes outlined in the “Strategic Plan - Town of Antigonish”;
-Special consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate strong community support through partnerships and in-kind contributions.

Examples of projects that would be considered for approval include, but are not limited to:
-Costs associated with hosting an annual special event or festival;
-Projects that mobilize and support volunteerism;
-Projects that explore creativity and the arts;
-Projects that promote healthy living and/or physical activity;
-Projects that provide the community with a service necessary for the well-being of the citizens.

Project Criteria:

Projects must:
-Not duplicate other programs or services in the community;
-The project must display sustainability;
-Demonstrate cost-effectiveness;
-Be able to start, with resources and financing in place, upon receipt of funding;
-Be able to be completed within the year funding was received.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 140510

Term of Contract:

Projects must be able to be completed within the year funding was received.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are accepted from local, nonprofit community-based organizations that have a CRA/Business number and/or are registered with the Registry of Joint Stocks.

For information on the Registry of Joint Stock, visit an Access Nova Scotia Centre, or go to or call toll free 1-800-225-8227.

-Federal, provincial or municipal government agencies and school boards;
-Profit-based organizations;
-Fundraising events;
-Projects outside of Antigonish;
-Applicants who failed to submit a final report from the previous year.

Capital/infrastructure costs cannot be included for such things as construction or renovations.

Ongoing operating or overhead costs, such as salaries, are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received electronically by the Antigonish Town Recreation Department no later than 4:30 PM, February 28th, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Tricia Cameron

Town of Antigonish
274 Main Street Antigonish
Nova Scotia Canada B2G 2C4

P: (902) 863-2351
F: (902) 863-0460

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Town of Antigonish

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Canada: Nova Scotia