Is there financial assistance for children to participate in recreation programs?

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The Municipality has multiple programs that provide financial assistance for residents of all ages to participate in recreational activities. Current programs are listed on our Sport & Recreation Funding Programs page. Two main options include:

Recreation Access (RecAccess) is a funding program offered by the Municipality of East Hants designed to reduce financial barriers for adults, youth and children who wish to enroll in municipal recreation programs/services. Each member of the qualified applicant’s household will be eligible for a 75% discount on up to four registered recreation programs per year and 10 single entry passes to the East Hants Aquatic Centre.

KidSport™ Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Through a confidential application process we provide grants so they can play a season of sport. One of our primary goals is to support our network of 11 provincial/territorial KidSport chapters and 177 community KidSport chapters across Canada in their fundraising and sport activities.

For more information on these programs, please contact the Parks, Recreation & Culture Department at 902-883-3387.

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