News release

Investments to Improve Community Facilities

NOTE: A list of 2020 grant recipients follows this release.

Nova Scotia communities depend on safe spaces where people can gather, celebrate and connect. To support these spaces, the province is investing in 36 projects that will improve existing cultural and community facilities.

The Brunswick Street Mission in Halifax is receiving $44,000 through the Community Facilities Improvement Program to upgrade its food and clothing bank work space and kitchenette, install new flooring and add an accessible washroom and laundry area. The project will help the organization make better use of its existing space to better serve its clients.

"Through our Culture Action Plan, we’re working to ensure communities have safe, comfortable spaces that foster community pride and build stronger connections,” said Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Suzanne Lohnes-Croft. “It was such a pleasure to spend time with staff and volunteers at the Brunswick Street Mission this week and see firsthand how this investment will help them better serve their clients.”

A total of $910,000 will be invested in projects across the province this year through the program.

Quotes:

The renovations we are doing will transform our space into one that is brighter, more welcoming, more accessible, so we can provide more programs - and ultimately help more people. Sandra Nicholas, executive director, Brunswick Street Mission

Quick Facts:

  • the province approved 36 applications by registered not-for-profit organizations across the province which operate primarily for community, culture and diversity benefit
  • Brunswick Street Mission has been serving the community since 1860
  • the mission works to meet the needs of individuals, couples and families with children facing poverty and homelessness
  • Communities, Culture and Heritage funds community infrastructure through a variety of programs, including the Recreation Facility Development grant program, the Legion Capital Assistance Program, and community and small business ACCESS-Ability grant programs

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Media Contacts:

Brett Loney
Communities, Culture and Heritage Cell: 902-497-0269 Email:
Carmen Boyko
Brunswick Street Mission 902-292-6187 Email:

2020 Community Facilities Investment Program Grant Recipients:

  • Atlantic Christian Training Centre / Tatamagouche Centre, Colchester Co., roof replacement, heating upgrades, $45,000
  • Brunswick Street Mission, Halifax, facility upgrades, kitchen upgrades, and flooring renovations, $44,000
  • Canadian Association for Community Living – Clare Branch, Digby Co., kitchen upgrades, $35,000
  • Cape Breton Pathways to Employment Society, Sydney, washroom, classroom and electrical upgrades, $38,000
  • Central Community Centre, Upper North River, Colchester Co., new flooring, windows, door upgrades, and insulation, $28,000
  • Centrelea Community Club, Annapolis County, roof replacement, $6,000.
  • Clare Columbus Club, Digby County, roof replacement, heat pump, flooring, and kitchen upgrades, $35,000
  • Delmore Buddy Day Learning Institute, Halifax, replace the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system, $40,000
  • East Dalhousie Community Club, Kings County, roof replacement, insulation, and basement door replacement, $12,600
  • Englishtown Community Hall Association, Victoria County, erosion mitigations backfill structural foundations along the shoreline, $15,000.
  • Forest Glade Community Hall, Annapolis County, new well, septic tank, sewer hook-up, and washroom upgrades, $13,000
  • Grand River Volunteer Fire Department, Richmond County, heating upgrades, flooring renovations, washroom, and plumbing upgrades, $40,000.
  • Greenfield Oldsters Association, Aspen, Guysborough Co., upgrades to the ceiling insulation, front entrance and kitchen, $8,900
  • Isle Madame Historical Society, Richmond County, window replacement and siding repairs, $20,000
  • Little Harbour and Area Social Society, Shelburne County, roof repair and heat pump installation, $14,500
  • Meat Cove Development and CAP Association, Inverness County, roofing replacement, foundation upgrades, insulation, and vapour barrier, $25,000
  • Middleton United Church (Hall), Middle Musquodoboit, sewer hook up, indoor plumbing installation, $40,000
  • Milton Community Association, Queens County, kitchen upgrades, $20,000
  • Open Arms Resource Centre Society, Kentville, Kings Co., roof and floor replacement, $10,000
  • Potlotek First Nation, Richmond County, kitchen upgrades, $35,000
  • River John Lions Club, Pictou County, roof replacement, repair exterior walls, $45,000.
  • Round Hill Hall, Annapolis County, roof replacement and heating upgrades, $12,000
  • Saint Joseph Parish Church (Hall), Bridgewater, flood mitigation, kitchen, and heating upgrades, $45,000
  • Ship's Company Theatre, Parrsboro, roof replacement, entrance, and chimney upgrades, $32,000
  • South Berwick Community Club, replace damaged siding shingles and paint exterior, $6,000
  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Hall), Pictou, flooring repair and facility upgrades, $10,000
  • St. Michael's Polish Benefit Society, Sydney, kitchen upgrades, $30,000.
  • Three Rivers Community Association, Annapolis County, washroom and kitchen upgrades, $3,000
  • Tiverton Super Seniors Club, Digby County, insulation, window replacement, electrical, kitchen upgrades, $38,000
  • Tower Road Volunteer Fire Department, Glace Bay, roof repairs, $16,000.
  • Trinity United Church of Canada (Hall), Mahone Bay, roof and flooring replacement, $20,000
  • Village Green Recreation Society, East Dover, HRM, kitchen upgrades and repairs, $25,000
  • Westmount Volunteer Fire Department, Sydney, window replacement, installation of truck bay door, $45,000
  • Wilmot Community Centre Society, Annapolis County, roof replacement, $5,000.
  • Wolfville and District Lions Club, roof replacement, and new flooring, $13,000.
  • 1st New Beginnings Church Ministries (Lighthouse Community Centre), Halifax, heat pumps installation, $40,000