Age-friendly Communities Grant
The Age-Friendly Communities Grant program provides funding for projects that help older Nova Scotians stay active, healthy and engaged in their communities.
The program provides funding for community-wide efforts to create age-friendly environments, promote healthy aging and support initiatives that help lead to positive impacts in the lives of older adults in Nova Scotia.
The grant provides funding of up to $25,000 per initiative and is administered by the Department of Seniors and Long-term Care.
The grant has 2 funding streams: planning and projects.
The planning stream supports collaborative efforts to examine the needs and priorities in communities to support older Nova Scotians. This includes local government, community organizations and older adults themselves. Initiatives in this stream must be in partnership with local government and include consultation and engagement of older adults and stakeholders in the community.
Initiatives funded may focus on:
- understanding local community needs, current resources and gaps related to aging (this information can help inform future areas of focus for new or existing community programs and services and to address elder abuse)
- developing solutions with the community to address the persistent challenges of supporting older adults in their homes
The projects stream supports projects that help older Nova Scotians stay active, healthy and socially connected, support quality of life, and create diverse and engaged communities.
Projects funded may focus on:
- physical activity, mobility and nutrition
- reducing social isolation and strengthening social connections
- providing non-medical support at home or in the community
- helping improve digital skills
See the grant guidelines for project examples.
Funding is available for up to $25,000 per initiative.
Requests for the maximum contribution of $25,000 must involve a large-scale, in-depth initiative or provincial initiative.
Most small-scale community projects receive a maximum contribution of up to $10,000 per initiative.
To apply for a grant, you must be one of the following:
- registered non-profit (society or co-operative)
- registered charity or a registered association based in Nova Scotia
- local government (municipality, First Nations band or Tribal Council)
- university or non-profit post-secondary institution based in Nova Scotia
Partnerships with local government and between 2 or more organizations are encouraged.
Businesses and individuals can’t apply.
How to apply
Applications are closed.
- 2022-2023 Age Friendly Community Grant Program Recipients (PDF)
- 2021-2022 Age Friendly Community Grant Program Recipients (PDF)
- 2019-2020 Age Friendly Community Grant Program Recipients (PDF)
- 2018-2019 Age Friendly Community Grant Program Recipients (PDF)