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The HRM Community Grants Program is a centralized program that provides annual cash grants to registered non-profit organizations and charities located throughout HRM.  There are two types of grant (a) a project grant of up to $5,000 and (b) a capital grant of up to $25,000.  Presently, the program provides assistance to specific types of projects in the following categories:

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  • Environment
  • Recreation & Leisure
  • Affordable & Supportive Housing
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Neighborhood Safety
  • Community History
  • Community Diversity
  • Arts & Crafts
The HRM Community Grants Guidebook contains detailed eligibility criteria for the program and for each of the funding sectors.  This guide is updated annually so please check the current version of the guide posted on this web site. Or contact staff for further information.
Information Sources
The program Guidebook and application form are available from HRM Customer Service Centres, the HRM Call Centre, and the Grants Program Office located in HRM Community & Recreation Services.
Contact Information
Mailing Address: Civic Address:
Grants Program 5th Floor
HRM Finance & Information Technology 40 Alderney Drive
Dartmouth, NS
PO Box 1749  
Halifax, NS   B3J 3A5  
Staff Contacts
Please note that personnel and office locations can change.  If the information provided on the left side menu is out of date please contact the HRM Call Centre at 3-1-1.
Community Grants Program Links

Program Profile - General Overview of the Community Grants Program

Information for Applicants - Guidebook, Application, Final Report Form

Interpretation Bulletins - Policy Interpretations Related to EMO Centres, Non-Profit Businesses, Community Gardens, Workshops, Non-Profit eligibility

Reviewers Information - Staff Reviewers Form

Awards - Community Grant Awards 2002 to Present