Funding, Grants and Incentives


There are many private and public options to support your business in East Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

East Hants stays up-to-date on loans, equity investments, programs or other ways for businesses to fund capital purchases, hire employees or develop new markets for your product or service.

Contact our Economic Business Development Team to help examine your options and to get introduced to local or regional financial representatives, local investors or funding programs best positioned for your needs.


Advancing Innovative Technologies

Bee Biosecurity Program 

Business Advisory Services

Crop and Livestock Management Trials Program

FarmNEXT Program

Frost Loss Program

Industry Driven Research and Innovation Program

Limestone Trucking Assistance

Market Expansion and Export Readiness

Missions and Investigative Travel

Small Farm Acceleration Program

Soil and Water Sustainability

Technologies for Value Added Agriculture Program

Vineyard Development and Expansion Program

Wild Blueberry Harvest Efficiency Program

Business Development and Capacity Building

Access Nova Scotia – What about Funding?

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Banks and Credit Unions Serving East Hants (contact us for more info)

Business Development Bank

Canada Small Business Financing Program

Export Growth Program

Innovative Communities Fund

Government of Canada – Financing your business

Local Investors (contact us for more info)

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI)

NRC Industrial Research Assistance

Small Business Loan Guarantee Program

Start-Up Visa Program (Innovacorp)

Trade Market Intelligence (TMI) Service

Communities, Culture and Heritage

Creative Industries Fund

Culture Innovation Fund

Festivals and Events

Festival and Community Event Development

Film, Television and Digital

Digital Media Tax Credit

Digital Animation Tax Credit

Eastlink TV Independent Production Fund 

Film Industry Tax Credit

Nova Scotia Film & Television Production Incentive Fund

Screenwriters Development Fund

The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC)

The Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC)

Labour and Advanced Education

Co-op Education Incentive

Graduate to Opportunity

Innovate to Opportunity hiring incentive

Payroll Rebate


Student Summer Skills Incentive (SKILL)

Workplace Innovation Productivity Skills Incentive


Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Incentive Program


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