Age-Friendly Communities

This grant is currently CLOSED.

Age-Friendly Communities Grant

The Department of Seniors is consolidating the current Age-Friendly Community Grant and the Positive Aging Grant programs into one Age-Friendly Community Grant program.

Through a continuous application process, grants of up to $20,000 will support collaborative, innovative, and local initiatives that enhance the social and economic contributions of older adults in communities across Nova Scotia.

A wide range of projects will be considered including planning initiatives that support age-friendly communities and new, innovative programs, policies, services, tools and resources identified through a consultative process.

2016 Age-Friendly Community Grant Recipients (PDF)

Who can apply?

Municipal governments, not-for-profit organizations, community organizations, associations, universities may apply for an Age-Friendly Community Grant. Businesses and individuals are not be eligible for funding.

What sort of projects could this grant program support?

  • A joint regional community planning initiative that follows the Age-Friendly Community Planning model
  • New, innovative programs, services or social enterprise that demonstrate long-term sustainability. For example:
    • Creating opportunities for older adults to help other older adults in need, and how the program’s future operating costs would be covered after the start-up funding was spent.
    • Breaking down ageist attitudes through intergenerational activities and learning.
    • Increasing healthy, active lifestyle in a way that is sustainable beyond start-up funding.
    • Starting age-friendly workplace initiatives that encourage older adults to be workforce mentors, employees or volunteers.

To Apply

Electronic applications are preferred (PDF or Word format); they can be sent to

Or mail to:
Department of Seniors
1894 Barrington Street, 15th floor
Halifax, NS B3J 2A8