News release

Recreation Facilities Receive Funding for Upgrades

Community groups can move forward with projects that promote healthier communities, improve infrastructure and foster economic growth with the help of a $1.7-million investment from the Province.

The government is funding 47 projects through the Recreational Facility Development Grant program. These funds help community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop and improve facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation.

“Projects like these keep our communities strong and healthy,” said Keith Bain, MLA for Victoria-The Lakes, on behalf of Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. “These recreation facilities contribute significantly to our communities and enable Nova Scotians to access services and lead healthy, active lifestyles.”

For example, North Highlands Nordic received a $62,000 investment to complete the final phase of upgrades to the ski club. This includes constructing a barrier-free indoor recreation facility, allowing the club to expand its equipment loan programs, training opportunities, recreational skiing, equipment storage and event hosting.


North Highlands Nordic Cape North is pleased to receive funding from Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage to help bring the Nordic Centre closer to completion. An already popular winter tourism destination area will be enhanced with a cafe and large social gathering space. Linda Murray, Past President, North Highlands Nordic

Quick Facts:

  • the total amount of funding for the 47 projects is $1,729,083
  • applications for next year’s grants will open in late fall
  • recreation centres and halls, pools, arenas, athletic fields, playgrounds, parks, trails and other facilities that promote sport and physical recreation are eligible for funding under the program

Additional Resources:

A list of the projects receiving funding in 2022-23 is available at: