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Region of Queens Municipality

Nova Scotia, Canada

Volunteers are important to our community and the Region of Queens is proud to be able to provide funds for training for individuals or for groups to host training sessions locally. For more information on the Volunteer Training Assistance Grant grant, click here.

The Tournament/ Special Event Assistance Fund enables groups to host provincial, or higher level, sport tournaments and/or special events. Funds up to $500 are available on a one-time basis and applications can be made by letter to the Director of Recreation and Community Facilities. Letter should give details on the event including costs. There is no separate application form.

The Sport Travel Assistance Program provides, where appropriate, support to teams and athletes in Queens that have won provincial championships or have been named to provincial teams to travel to participate in higher levels of competition. Up to $1000 is available, depending on the travel destination, as per policy #59. Click here for the complete policy as well as the application form.

The Facility Development Assistance Program was put in place to assist with renovating or replacing existing recreational facilities. There are two categories to the program.

  • Category A - Regular
    • Successful applicants to this Category will receive up to a maximum of 50% or $1500. This project must be cost shared by the community organization.
  • Category B - Major
    • The Region will fund 50% of "major" projects, to a maximum of $5000 for initiatives that exceed $10,000 in total costs. Only one grant from this category will be awarded per year and groups that receive this funding will be ineligible to apply for funds from either category for two subsequent budget years.

The Fitness Instructor Training Subsidy provides financial support to residents of Queens who wish to become fitness instructors. Copies of your certificate and receipt of payment are required in order to receive a 50% subsidy for course fees. Incidental expenses (i.e. travel, meals, accommodation, etc) are not covered. There is no application form. For complete guidelines, please click here.

The Community Recreation Assistance Program enables community organizations to provide community-based programs, and to contribute to their sustainability. The Region of Queens will fund up to $750 to establish new programs for a maximum of two years, or assist existing organization to implement new programs. For complete guidelines, click here.

The Aquatics Instructor Training Subsidy offers support to those residents of Queens who wish to become swimming instructors and/or lifeguards. Copies of your certificate and receipt of payment are required in order to receive a 50% subsidy for course fees. Incidental expenses (i.e. travel, meals, accommodation, etc) are not covered. There is no application form. For complete guidelines, please click here.

 

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