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