Funding Programs

KidsSport

KidSport Nova Scotia provides grants to help cover the costs of sport registration and equipment fees so that all kids aged 18 and under in Nova Scotia can play a season of sport. For more information and to apply for a grant, click here

Jumpstart

Sometimes, families need financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity. Jumpstart committed to helping all families access a range of activities, from boxing to bowling and skating to skiing, and more. For more information and to apply for a grant, click here

Gary Boone Leadership Development Fund

The Gary Boone Leadership Development Fund provides financial assistance to non-profit community groups and organizations for leadership training and development, which result in:

  • More youth assuming leadership roles within the organization.
  • Increased and improved leadership skills of Community Recreation and Sports Leaders.

For more information and to apply for a grant, click here.   

Go Play Fund

The Go Play Fund was created with the intent of making recreation financially accessible to people of all ages. If a resident needs financial assistance to participate in a recreation program or activity and doesn’t qualify for other financial assistance programs, then they can apply for assistance from the Go Play Fund. Unlike other programs that are exclusively targeted at youth, this program is open to people of all ages. Individuals are eligible for up to $200 per year. 

The Town of New Glasgow recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage to fund the 2023-24 Go Play Fund for New Glasgow residents.  

The online application is available here and paper copies can be picked up at New Glasgow Town Hall (111 Provost Street, New Glasgow). For more information on the Go Play Fund, please contact Veronica Deno, Active Living Manager, at or 902-755-8363.  

New Glasgow Physical Activity Leadership Fund (PAL Fund)

The New Glasgow Physical Activity Leadership Fund was created to provide financial assistance to New Glasgow residents for leadership training and development in the sport and recreation sector. Training will result in increased capacity of residents to provide physical activity opportunities in our community. 

Application Process

  • Applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year and must be submitted prior to the event/activity.
  • The maximum amount to be funded is 50% of the cost of the training event to a maximum of $500 per application.
  • Eligible cost sharable expenses include course fees and materials. Accommodations, travel, etc. are not eligible expenses in this funding program.
  • Approved funds will be paid out upon successful completion of the training event and submission of receipts.
  • If an application is received that is eligible for another funding source, the applicant may be encouraged to apply to that funding program instead. 

Examples of Eligible Projects

Providing training for community leaders which results in increased capacity of New Glasgow residents to provide physical activity and recreation opportunities, leading to increased physical activity participation in our community. 

Examples include:

  • Physical Activity Program Leader Training
  • Course Instructors
  • Referee Courses
  • Coaching Courses
  • Fitness Leaders
  • Outdoor Recreation Certifications 
  • Etc.

The Town of New Glasgow recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage to fund the 2023-24 PAL Fund for New Glasgow residents.  

For more information on the Town of New Glasgow’s Leadership Fund and to receive an application, please contact Veronica Deno, Active Living Manager, at or 902-755-8363.