Age-Friendly Communities


What Is The Age-Friendly Communities Program Grant?

The Age-Friendly Communities (AFC) Program Grant is a funding program of the Department of Seniors that helps Nova Scotia communities embrace, support and embody age-friendliness.

The intent of the AFC Program Grant is to help communities to:

  • To provide financial support and AFC expertise to municipalities to help with research and community planning; and the development of methods and tools to support the sustainable implementation of Age-Friendly Communities at the local level.
  • To provide financial support to municipalities that helps create or adapt infrastructure, programs and services to be more accessible and inclusive of seniors with varying needs and abilities.

Grants of up to 50% of the total project cost, to a maximum of $5,000 are available. The municipality is required to match the Department's contribution, in cash or in-kind.

Who can apply?
All municipal units in Nova Scotia are eligible to apply. This includes regional municipalities, towns, and rural municipalities.

What type of projects are eligible?

  1. AFC Projects where funding is provided for projects that create or adapt structures and services to be accessible to, and inclusive of, seniors with varying needs and abilities in order to promote healthy active ageing.
  2. AFC Strategic Planning and Development where funding is provided to support municipalities with AFC research, community planning and implementation of initiatives; and the development of AFC resources that help communities become more age friendly.

What are the deadlines for applications?
Applications must be received by the Department of Seniors no later than 4:30 pm, Thursday, September 12th, 2013.


Age Friendly Resources

Approved 2013 - 2014 Age-Friendly Communities Grants

Approved 2012 - 2013 Age-Friendly Communities Grants

Approved 2011 - 2012 Age-Friendly Communities Grants