Youth Grants

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~ PAINTS (Professional Artists in the Schools)  


~ Active Halifax Communities - Good Ideas Funding Program
ACTIVE Halifax Communities has funds available to support local groups and organizations to increase the number of “active” opportunities available in the Halifax Regional Municipality to address physical inactivity of children and youth, and work together to build vibrant, healthy communities.
Contact Info:
Mail: Physical Activity Coordinator
Findlay Community Centre
26 Elliot Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2Y 2X7
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~ HRM Festival & Event Grants - Click to view more information
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~ 4Cs Foundation
4Cs Foundation provides grants for community arts projects and works to support, train and connect people interested in community arts. Contact:
Mail: Suite 204, 5663 Cornwallis Street
Halifax, NS B3K 1B6
tel: (902)422-4805
fax: (902)425-9560
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~ Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is a federal government agency. Headquartered in the Atlantic Region, ACOA's goal is to improve the economy of Atlantic Canadian communities through the successful development of business and job opportunities.
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~ Canada Council for the Arts
The Canada Council for the Arts is a national arm’s length agency created by the federal government in 1957 to “foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.”
Phone: 1-800-263-5588 or (613) 566-4414, ext. 4075

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~ Charity Village
Charity Village links an online database and directory of funding agencies and foundations of interest to Canadian individuals and organizations, plus online tools and resources of value to those involved in prospect research. and other areas of fundraising
phone: 416-977-7227 or 1-888-977-7640
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~ Community Health Board Community Development Fund Grants
The main goal of the Fund is to encourage building local projects that address the local health needs in their specific region. By creating partnerships with other local groups, we create local solutions for healthier communities. The fund is accessed through each area’s Health Board:
Chebucto West Community Health Board
Mail: 3825 Joseph Howe Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3L 4R6
Phone: (902) 424-3390
Fax: (902) 424-5159
Cobequid Community Health Board
Mail: 40 Freer Lane, Room 3225
Lower Sackville NS B4C 0A2
Eastern Shore - Musquodoboit Community Health Board
Mail: Room 137, Twin Oaks Hospital
7704 Highway #7
Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia B0J 2L0
Phone: (902) 889-4118
Fax: (902) 889-2470
Dartmouth Community Health Board
Mail: Belmont House
33 Alderney Drive, Room 545
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
B2Y 4N4
Phone: (902) 460-6869
Fax: (902) 460-6847
Southeastern Community Health Board
Mail: 33 Alderney Drive
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 2N4
Phone: (902) 460-6888
Fax: (902) 460-6847
Halifax Peninsula
Mail: 3825 Joseph Howe Drive
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 4R6
Phone: (902) 424-3390
Fax: (902) 424-5159
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~ Halifax Regional Municipality Grants Committee
The HRM Grants Program is a portfolio which allows the Municipality to provide tax assistance and grants to homeowners and registered non-profit organizations throughout the region. The portfolio is administered by staff of HRM Financial Services and a standing Committee of Regional Council, the HRM Grants Committee.

Phone: 490-5469
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~ Let Them Be Kids
The Let Them Be Kids Initiative is a first of its kind, nation-wide program that helps communities build playgrounds in areas of need, while also building community capacity amongst citizens and laying a strong foundation for a brighter tomorrow.
Mail: PO Box 278
Blind River ON
P0R 1B0
Phone: 705-356-2112
Fax: 705-356-6701
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~ Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection
The Department of Health Promotion and Protection provides financial assistance to municipalities, school boards, health authorities and community organizations to assist in planning and implementing physical activity, sport and recreation opportunities.

Contact Information:
Mail: Nova Scotia Health Promotion and Protection
Summit Place, 5th Floor
1601 Lower Water Street
PO Box 487
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 2R7

Phone: 424-4807 or 1-866-231-3882 (toll free)

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~ PAINTS (Professional Artists in the Schools)
PAINTS is a program that helps schools throughout Nova Scotia to bring professional artists (both in visual arts and fine crafts) into their classrooms. Artists may be members of both Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) and the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council (NSDCC).
Mail: c/o Visual Arts Nova Scotia
1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
Phone: 423-4694 or 1-866-225-8267
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~ Starbucks Youth Action Grants
Supporting community organizations The Starbucks Foundation funds local programs that serve low-income, at-risk youth through its Youth Leadership Grant Program. Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000 and are given in two areas: Arts and Literacy or Environmental Literacy.
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~ Tree Canada
Tree Canada is a charitable organization which partners with local volunteers to improve our quality of life by planting and caring for trees. In your neighbourhhoods, schoolyards, parks and in the countryside, Tree Canada leaves a living, breathing legacy for generations to come.
Mail: Tree Canada
222 Somerset St. West, Suite 402
Ottawa ON K2P 2G3
Phone: 1.877.666-1444
Fax: 613. 567-5270

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~ Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations - Canadian Heritage
Young Canada Works (YCW) provides wage subsidies to help secondary and post-secondary students access summer work experience in key cultural and heritage sectors. Employers are organizations working in the cultural heritage sector, including national, provincial/territorial, municipal or community level not-for-profit museums, archives, libraries and other related organizations or educational institutions, businesses.
Phone: 1 800 935-5555
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