Community Recreation Facilities COVID-19 Funding

Recreation facilities and community halls are the main gathering places in East Hants and are key to social connectedness and creating a sense of community. COVID-19 has placed hardships on many organizations operating these facilities. The Municipality values the organizations and volunteers who operate these facilities which contribute to our Strong Community providing a great place to live, work and play.


Municipal Council has created a one-time COVID-19 Relief Grant Program to assist organizations who operate recreation facilities and community halls to keep the doors open.



  • Not for Profit organizations that operate recreation facilities (with buildings) and community halls in East Hants that are registered with Nova Scotia Registry of Joint Stocks or Charitable Status.
  • Volunteer fire departments with community halls operating within the boundaries of the Municipality of East Hants whose assessment base is less than $75 million.



  • Organizations that have received COVID-19 Relief funding from other levels of government.
  • Expenses related to operating parks, playgrounds, and trails.
  • Expenses covered by municipal operating grants are not eligible.


Funding Options

  1. Basic Hall Support Grant – $500 (simplified application process)
  2. Community Halls maximum $2,500 funding
  3. Multi-use Recreation Facility maximum $10,000 funding

Application Submission Deadline: April 1st, 2021  – After the applications are processed Council may be able to support additional qualifying groups if budgeted funds are not fully expended.


For more program details and requirements download the COVID-19 Relief Application and Guidelines


Questions or More Information Contact:

Catherine Jobin, Community Development Coordinator


Phone: 902-883-2152