Community / Non-Profit Resources

The following list contains links to various resources primarily in the form of grants available mainly to non-profit and charities located within Halifax Regional Municipality. If any of the links are not functioning properly you may e-mail to report the problem.

  • Active Transportation (AT) Grants Program: Grants to help community groups plan, build and maintain active transportation facilities as well as implement walking and cycling education and promotion projects.
  • Affordable Housing Grant Program: The Affordable Housing Grant Program is an annual program eligible available to all registered non-profit or charitable organizations for the development or renovation of affordable housing units.
  • Fee waiver for affordable housing developments:  exclusive to non-profit affordable housing providers.
  • Community Interest Property Sales: Less than market value property sales; non-profits and charities only. Surplus Land for Affordable Housing: Surplus municipal land that is suitable for the development of affordable housing is made available to registered non-profit or charitable housing organizations.
  • Recreational Trails Grants Program: Grants to support the work of community associations in HRM who operate and maintain eligible recreational trails to support healthy living and recreation.
  • Community Grants Program: Annual project and capital grant opportunities for eligible non-profits and charities.
  • Tax Relief for Non-Profit Organizations Program: Non-profit organization may reduce their property tax payments through the Tax Relief for Non-Profit Organizations Program.
  • Interim Community Museums Grant Program:  Operating and project grant opportunities for eligible Community Museums.
  • Professional Arts Grant Program: Operating and project grant opportunities for eligible not-for-profit professional arts organizations.
  • Event GrantsVarious types of event grant opportunities.  
  • Rural Transit Grant Program: Funding opportunities for not for profit groups providing transit services in Halifax Regional Municipality's rural communities. 
  • Heritage Incentives Program: Provides cost-shared grants to help property owners undertake exterior conservation and maintenance work on their registered heritage properties.
  • Neighbourhood Placemaking. The program provides guidance and support to community members interested in hosting a project in their neighbourhood.
  • Community Arts:  Support for members of the public to think creatively about how they can connect with their communities and neighbourhoods through collaborative arts projects.
  • Ground Search and Rescue Grants / EMO Organizations: Annual operating and capital grants to Ground Search and Rescue Groups operating under a Memorandum of Understanding with Halifax Regional Municipality’s Fire and Emergency Services.
  • Solar City: The program offers financing to property owners in HRM who wish to install a solar energy system at their eligible property (residential, not for profit organizations, places of worship, cooperatives, and charities)