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Grants to Nova Scotia Nonprofits for Tourism
Development and Promotion in East Hants

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Municipality of East Hants, Department of Recreation and Culture

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Grants to East Hants, Nova Scotia nonprofit community organizations for projects that promote and develop tourism, contribute to community identity, and improve the region's economic well-being. Funding is intended to assist nonprofits with operating expenses for existing tourism activities and attractions and expand tourism facilities that contribute to increased tourism from the national, regional, local, and international markets.

Funding may be used for expenses such as administrative costs of the organization, including salaries of full-time staff, facilities, equipment, communications, and the direct expenses of day-to-day work.

The following guidelines are followed in determining each funding request:
- The project should represent a traditional or established tourism attraction or activity.
- The project must have a reasonable and viable budget, and demonstrate support from the community and other levels of government.
- There should be an established precedent for support approval for the type of project.
- There should be a direct relationship between the tourism sector and the project, attraction or activity.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166293

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will not exceed 50% of the required need, except where an exemption is granted.

Term of Contract:

Nonprofit organizations may apply for funding each year. The Municipality of East Hants will provide multi-year core funding to nonprofit community based organizations providing a socially inclusive universal program or service to the Municipal community.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Application to the Tourism Grant Program is restricted to nonprofit community based organizations whose purpose is to operate a tourism attraction or facility and whose focus is on attracting visitors from the local, regional, national, and international markets.

The following criteria will serve as a guide for the review of applications for funding under this policy:
1. No organizations will be “grandfathered.” Previous funding does not guarantee future funding.
2. Organization is a registered charity or a non-profit organization governed by a community-based volunteer Board of Directors.
3. Organization’s purpose is to operate a tourism attraction or facility and focuses on attracting visitors from the local, regional, national and international markets.
4. All grants provided by the Municipality shall be in compliance with the provisions of the Municipal Government Act.
5. Organization is not a Sporting Association or Club.
6. Organization is not a group supported by a larger provincial or national governing body; i.e. Parks Canada, Nova Scotia Museum, etc.
7. Organization is not a Community Hall Association which exists for the purpose of operating and maintaining a community specific facility(ies).
8. Organization must demonstrate fiscal responsibility, capacity building initiatives, effective management, and show financial need.
9. Organization must clearly demonstrate that their available resources including financial, human and physical resources are sufficient to complete the project or program.

Pre-Application Information:

Organizations seeking Tourism Grant Program funding shall complete and submit an application on or before February 28th.

Applications received after February 28th will be considered only if the allocated funding for the Tourism Grant Program has not been expended.

Download the application from Supporting Documents below.

Except where an exemption is granted, grants will not exceed 50% of the required need, except where an exemption is granted. Organizations must provide financial documentation showing proof that expenditures are at least double the amount of the grant requested.

Contact Information:

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

Mail applications to:

Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture
Attn: P. Mumford
230-15 Commerce Court
Elmsdale, NS B2S 1B9

Drop applications off by:

Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture
Lloyd E. Matheson Bldg,
15 Commerce Court
Elmsdale, NS

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For assistance, call:
Pamela Mumford

Grant Coverage Areas:

East Hants

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Nova Scotia