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Funding Programs and Application Deadlines (updated September 2013)

Program Award Description Contact Deadlines
Support4Sport Individual Coach Initiative Funding is available to individual coaches for certification or training initiatives.  Coaches will be supported based on the quality of their initiative and their ability to assist Nova Scotia athletes and coaches at all levels.  Generally, funding will not be available for traveling to events with athletes.  Coaches must be in good standing with their PSO's and and be fully certified in competition introduction (completed the old level 2).

Kaitlin McCoombs
Support4Sport Coordinator, SNS

kmccoombs@sportnovascotia.ca


Coach Applications will be reviewed monthly. Applications must be completed and submitted by the applicant and endorsed by the PSO by the 15th of the month to reviewed by the Support4Sport Committee at the end of the month.
Support4Sport

Individual Official Initiative Funding is available to individual officials for certification or training initiatives.  Officials will be supported based on the quality of their initiative and their ability to assist the Nova Scotia sport system at all levels.  Officials must be in good standing with their PSO's.

Kaitlin McCoombs
Support4Sport Coordinator, SNS

kmccoombs@sportnovascotia.ca

Official Applications will be reviewed monthly.
Applications must be completed and submitted by the applicant and endorsed by the PSO by the 15th of the month to be reviewed by the Support4Sport committee at the end of the month.
Nova Scotia Amateur Sport Fund ("Sport Fund")
Manulife Financial Community Sport Grant The Sport Fund will support community sport organization projects that are intended to increase sustainable, quality participation sport programs.  This may include new programming or expansion of existing programs

Janine MacIntyre
Sport Projects Coordinator, SNS

jmacintyre@sportnovascotia.ca

Next application deadline May 31st, 2017.
 Support4Sport
Canada Games Sport Equipment Fund
The program was designed to support community sport organizations in their efforts to increase participation in sport. The fund will support projects that are intended to increase sustainable quality participation based sport programs by helping to offset the cost of sport equipment. This may include the expansion of existing programs or new programs.
 

Janine MacIntyre
Sport Projects Coordinator, SNS

jmacintyre@sportnovascotia.ca

Next application deadline May 31st, 2017.
Provincial Championship
Sponsorship Program


Grants up to $1,000 to PSOs in return for Official Sponsorship designations and benefits.
Criteria for funding: The Championship must be a PSO Provincial Championship

Jeff LeDrew
Director of Marketing

jledrew@sportnovascotia.ca

The deadlines for applications are November 1, February 1, May 1 and August 1.
Support4Sport
Athlete Assistance
Based on the pre-existing criteria that have been determined through the cooperation of SNS, the CSCA and NSHPP. These criteria are currently used to determine high-performance athlete funding in Nova Scotia
 

Evan MacInnis
Athlete Services Manager, CSCA

evan@cscatlantic.ca

Athletes can apply at any time. Applications must be completed and submitted by the applicant and endorsed by the PSO by the 15th of the month to be reviewed by the Support4Sport Committee at the end of the month.
Support4Sport
Participation: PSO Projects This is funding that will be available to active and associate members of Sport Nova Scotia for organizational initiatives to increase participation and support coach and officials development. *NCCP Certification is not eligible* 

Kaitlin McCoombs
Support4Sport Coordinator, SNS

kmccoombs@sportnovascotia.ca

The deadlines for applications are January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st annually
Support4Sport
Participation: Development Support This will be funding for PSOs to support their participation development programs. PSOs receiving block funding will be eligible for the minimum funding. Funding will be given out on a four-year cycle in conjunction with block funding from the Province of Nova Scotia.
 

Kaitlin McCoombs
Support4Sport Coordinator, SNS

kmccoombs@sportnovascotia.ca

The deadline for applications is February 1 annually.
Support4Sport
 Coach Employment
This will provide funding for PSOs to support new investments in full-time coaching for their organizations. Through the CSCA, some funding already exists for PSOs who meet national standards in this area. Individuals filling these positions will act as the provincial coaches and technical development leaders for their respective organizations.
Ken Bagnell, CSCA
or
Mark Smith,
Director of Coach Development, SNS

ken@cscatlantic.ca
msmith@sportnovascotia.ca
Applications should be submitted by the 15th of each month and will be reviewed by the Support4Sport committee on a monthly basis, assuming there are available funds.
Support4Sport
High Performance Coach Assistance Nova Scotia coaches who work with Sport Canada carded athletes or athletes who have competed at a World Senior or World Junior Championships are eligible to apply.  Coaches are eligible for funding up to $2,500.00 once per year. Coaches currently supported through coaching expense grants provided by the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic or are full time Support4Sport coaches are not eligible.
Ken Bagnell, CSCA

ken@cscatlantic.ca
Applications accepted throughout the year.  
Support4Sport
Coach Education
Organizations hosting coaching seminars, and conferences will be eligible to receive funding to help offset expenses.  These programs can be held in collaboration with Provincial Sport Organizations, schools, or municipal recreation departments.  The goal of the program is to encourage partner collaboration to increase the hosting of educational programs for coaches across the province in all settings.  All projects with sport specific elements would require partnership with the respective provincial sport organization.  Leadership programs currently supported by government funding are not eligible. Funding is for a maximum of $1,000.00 per initiative and cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the initiative. 
*NCCP Certification is not eligible*

Kaitlin McCoombs
Support4Sport Coordinator, SNS

kmccoombs@sportnovascotia.ca


Applications should be submitted by the 15th of each month and will be reviewed by the Support4Sport committee on a monthly basis.
Support4Sport
Canada Games Programming
This will be funding for PSOs to support their Canada Games high-performance development plans. PSOs who receive block funding will be eligible for minimum support from this program. Applications will be considered for team and individual sports, as defined by Sport Canada. Funding will be allocated on an annual basis, with commitments of up to four years.

Kaitlin McCoombs
Support4Sport Coordinator, SNS

kmccoombs@sportnovascotia.ca

Application deadline for summer sports is February 1st.  

Application deadline for winter sports is September 1st.

 

*Please note deadlines may not  apply to all PSOs as this program is being transitioned  to the NSSPI program - see NSPPI overview for more details *

Support4Sport
Canada Games Centre Legacy Access Fund (CGCLAF)
The program will provide 50% of the cost of facility rentals for gym, track or pool usage as well as for access to the testing and training programs offered by the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic, up to a maximum of $5000 to any single PSO per year.  
 

Kaitlin McCoombs
Support4Sport Coordinator, SNS

kmccoombs@sportnovascotia.ca

Organizations can apply by the 15th of each month.
 Support4Sport
High Performance Programming
Support will be made available to all High Performance training programs in the areas of sport science. This support will be delivered by qualified technical experts through the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic.   

Ken Bagnell, CSCA

ken@cscatlantic.ca

Contact the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic for application information.  
  Support4Sport Nova Scotia Provincial Pathway Initiative
 

 Evan MacInnis

Athlete Service Manager, CSCA

evan@cscatlantic.ca

 See application for deadlines.
*PSO= Provincial Sport Organization
Program Award Description Contact  Deadlines
Support4Sport Individual Coach Initiatives Funding is available to individual coaches for certification or training initiatives.  Coaches will be supported based on the quality of their initiative and their ability to assist Nova Scotia athletes and coaches at all levels.  Generally, funding will not be available for traveling to events with athletes.  Coaches must be in good standing with their PSOs

Candice Petten, Support4SportCoordinator, SNS

cpetten@sportnovascotia.ca


 Coaches can apply any time. Please submit applications by the 15th of each month to be reviewed by the S4S committee
Support4Sport

Individual Officials Initiatives
Funding is available to individual officials for certification or training initiatives.  Officials will be supported based on the quality of their initiative and their ability to assist the Nova Scotia sport system at all levels.  Officials must be in good standing with their PSOs

Candice Petten, Support4SportCoordinator, SNS

cpetten@sportnovascotia.ca

 Officials can apply monthly. Please submit applications by the 15th of each month to be reviewed bySupport4Sportcommittee
Nova Scotia Amateur Sport Fund
Community 
Sport Grant

The Sport Fund will support community sport organization projects that are intended to increase sustainable, quality participation sport programs.  This may include new programming or expansion of existing programs

Lindsay MacAskill, Sport Projects Coordinator, SNS

lmacaskill@sportnovascotia.ca

 Application deadlines are September 1 and March 1 annually.
Provincial Championship
Sponsorship Program


Grants up to $1,000 to PSOs in return for Official Sponsorship designations and benefits.
Criteria for funding: The Championship must be a PSO Provincial Championship

Jeff LeDrew, SNS

jledrew@sportnovascotia.ca

 The deadlines for applications are November 1, February 1, May 1 and August 1.
 Support4Sport
 Athlete Assistance
 Based on the pre-existing criteria that have been determined through the cooperation of SNS, the CSCA and NSHPP. These criteria are currently used to determine high-performance athlete funding in Nova Scotia
 

Evan MacInnis, CSCA

evan@cscatlantic.ca

 Athletes can apply at any time. TheSupport4SportCommittee gathers monthly to review applications
 Support4Sport
 Participation: PSO Projects
 This is funding that will be available to active and associate members of Sport Nova Scotia for organizational initiatives to increase participation and support coach and officials development.
 

Candice Petten, Support4SportCoordinator, SNS

cpetten@sportnovascotia.ca

 The deadlines for applications are January 1st, April 1st, July 1st and October 1st annually
 Support4Sport
 Participation: Development Support
 This will be funding for PSOs to support their participation development programs. PSOs receiving block funding will be eligible for the minimum funding. Funding will be given out on a four-year cycle in conjunction with block funding.
 

Candice Petten, Support4SportCoordinator, SNS

cpetten@sportnovascotia.ca

 The deadline for applications is December 15 annually.
 Support4Sport
 Coach Employment
 This will provide funding for PSOs to support new investments in full-time coaching for their organizations. Through the CSCA, some funding already exists for PSOs who meet national standards in this area. Individuals filling these positions will act as the provincial coaches and technical development leaders for their respective organizations.
 Ken Bagnell, CSCA or Mark Smith, Director of Sport Development, SNS

ken@cscatlantic.ca
msmith@sportnovascotia.ca
 Applications should be submitted by the 15th of each month and will be reviewed by theSupport4Sport committee on a monthly basis, assuming there are available funds.
 Support4Sport
 High-Performance Coach Assistance
 Nova Scotia coaches who work with Sport Canada carded athletes or athletes who have competed at a World Senior or World Junior Championships are eligible to apply.  Coaches are eligible for funding up to $2,500.00 once per year. Coaches currently supported through coaching expense grants provided by the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic are not eligible.
 Ken Bagnell, CSCA

ken@cscatlantic.ca
 Applications accepted throughout the year.  
 Support4Sport
 Coach Education
 Organizations hosting coaching seminars, certification clinics, and conferences will be eligible to receive funding to help offset expenses.  These programs can be held in collaboration with Provincial Sport Organizations, schools, or municipal recreation departments.  The goal of the program is to encourage partner collaboration to increase the hosting of educational programs for coaches across the province in all settings.  All projects with sport specific elements would require partnership with the respective provincial sport organization.  Leadership programs currently supported by government funding are not eligible. Funding is for a maximum of $1,000.00 per initiative and cannot exceed 50% of the total cost of the initiative. 
 Candice Petten, Support4SportCoordinator, SNS

cpetten@sportnovascotia.ca
 Applications should be submitted by the 15th of each month and will be reviewed by theSupport4Sportcommittee on a monthly basis.
 Support4Sport
 Canada Games Programming
 This will be funding for PSOs to support their Canada Games high-performance development plans. PSOs who receive block funding will be eligible for minimum support from this program. Applications will be considered for team and individual sports, as defined by Sport Canada. Funding will be allocated on an annual basis, with commitments of up to four years.
 

Candice Petten, Support4SportCoordinator, SNS

cpetten@sportnovascotia.ca

 Application deadline for summer sports is February 1st.  

Application deadline for winter sports is September 1st.
 Support4Sport
 High Performance Programming
 This is funding for high performance training groups that include Sport Canada carded athletes. Eligible groups would be based in Nova Scotia and in good standing with their Provincial Sport Organizations.
 

Ken Bagnell, CSCA

ken@cscatlantic.ca

 Applications accepted throughout the year.