Organizations receiving funding from the Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia are required to:
Additional information for:
Current Granting Programs:
Healthy Communities Initiative – Deadline March 9, 2021
Community Sparks Grants Program (Coming soon)
Is My Organization Eligible to Apply?
To be eligible for funding from the Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia:
The applicant organization must be a Qualified donee as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency which can include registered charities or First Nations and other registered municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada.
“Rural communities” excludes the urban areas of the Halifax Regional Municipality (Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford) and Sydney.
A volunteer granting committee evaluates applications in accordance with the specific criteria outlined in the granting program’s guidelines. While every application is reviewed carefully, not all are recommended for funding. The successful applicants are approved by the full RCFofNS Board of Directors upon the recommendations of the committee.
All these granting programs are currently closed.
The Rural Leadership Initiative Grant Program
Seek to improve understanding of issues facing rural communities in Nova Scotia
Offer Solutions to problems and challenges of rural Nova Scotia
Create an environment that enhances and sustains rural Nova Scotia
The Rural Innovation Program
This program has been completed and is now closed.
The Rural Innovation Grant Program provided $425,090 in funds which allowed rural Nova Scotians to develop new and innovative solutions to local and regional concerns. It was made possible by an investment by the province of Nova Scotia to help rural communities become more resilient and sustainable.