Age-friendly communities grant

The Age-friendly Community Grant Program provides funding up to $25,000 for projects that lead to more age-friendly communities. Projects funded through the program help advance the goals outlined in Shift: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for an Aging Population.

Projects must fall into one of two broad categories:

  • Age-friendly community planning: Consultation and community planning initiatives that result in robust action plans and age-friendly communities. These planning initiatives must be in partnership with local government and include consultation with and engagement of older adults, the broader community, and key stakeholders.
  • Community projects: Innovative projects (could be collaborative) to develop and/or implement programs, services, resources or events that support active, healthy living; help older adults stay connected to community life; maximize the economic and social contributions of older adults; and increase social interaction and community involvement among older adults.

View 2018-2019 Age Friendly Community Grant program recipients list.

If you’re not sure how where your project fits and would like to talk more about it, contact us.

Who can apply

Municipal governments, registered non-profit organizations, registered charities, registered associations, and universities. Partnerships between two or more organizations are encouraged.

How it works

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until 20 January 2020.

Applications received by 4 October will be reviewed and approved in November. If funds are still available, applications received from 5 October to 20 January will be reviewed and approved in March.

Projects are assessed based on the following criteria:

  • focus and impact
  • measurability
  • best practice and innovation
  • engagement and partnership
  • capacity and sustainability
  • budget

How to apply

  1. Review the guidelines
  2. Download and complete your application and email it to

Download Age-friendly communities grant application