Canadian Tire JumpStart Program

Canadian Tire Foundation for Families has created a community-based charitable program to get children active called pdf Canadian Tire Jump Start (323 KB) , which will deliver assistance to financially disadvantaged children so they can participate in recreational activities and organized sport. Contact Pictou Recreation and Parks at 485-4372 for more information.

Kidsport (offered through Sport Nova Scotia)

Kidsport assists children by overcoming financial barriers which prevent, or limit, their participation in organized sport.

Download the Kidsport Application Form.

Gary Boone Leadership Development Fund

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to new initiatives in leadership training development which result in:

  1. Increased involvement in physical activity leadership roles
  2. Increased and improved physical activity leadership skills of community recreation and sport leaders

Examples of eligible initiatives include courses to become certified instructors, coaching programs and more.

Contact Pictou Recreation and Parks at 485-4372 for an application form or download the pdf Gary Boone Leadership Development Application (1.09 MB)  form.

This program is provided with the support of the NS Department of Health and Wellness and is managed by the Highland Region Recreation Coordinators Committee (A Collaboration between Pictou, Guysborough and Antigonish Counties). Applications must be submitted and approved before the course/event takes place.

Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage

 Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation Division (For more information in Pictou County contact: 902-863-7380)

Regional Development Program

This program is designed to support activities that respond to the goals and priorities of communities and PASR priority areas including increasing physical activity, sport and recreation opportunities, capacity building, gender equity, volunteer development, physical activity levels of children and youth, fair and safe activities and responding to traditionally underserved populations.

Recreation Facility Development Program

Assists municipalities and community groups in the planning, construction, renovation, conservation or acquisition of facilities for public recreation purposes.

Community Recreation Capital Grants Program

Assists with the development of small scale indoor and outdoor capital recreation projects.

Planning Assistance Program

Assists organizations obtain professional assistance in planning, designing and researching proposed and existing facilities.

Sport Nova Scotia-Amateur Sport Fund

Established to assist and promote the development of athlete-centred amateur sport in Nova Scotia. It makes financial assistance available to individuals and organizations within the sport system. The fund is open to athletes, coaches, officials and community sport organizations. Deadlines for applications are March 1st and September 1st.

Sport Nova Scotia Fundraising Opportunities Nova Scotia offers a number of fundraising opportunities and ideas for your sports club or organization. They have ready-made hassle-free campaigns designed to raise money for sports teams, clubs and organizations throughout Nova Scotia.

Pictou-Antigonish Regional Libraries - Canadian Directory of Foundations

Thanks to the local Community Health Boards, copies of the Canadian Directory of Foundations are available to the public through the libraries in Pictou and New Glasgow. Pictou Library at 485-5021 & New Glasgow Library at 752-8233.