Funding and Community Support

Community Facilities and Grants Contribution Policy

The Community Facilities and Grants Contribution Policy, commonly known the Sustainability Fund, is a municipal fund used to invest in non-profit groups and organizations throughout the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. The aim of the fund is to support organizations toward self-sufficiency while ensuring public accountability and benefits fro the communities they serve.

Grants over $50,000 must be presented and may be approved by the council of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Grants between $1,000 and $50,000 may be approved by the Sustainability Committee, which consists of the Chief Financial Officer, Manager of Finance, Manager of Recreation, and Manager of Economic Development. Grants below $1,000 may be approved the Manager of Recreation.

Festivals & Events

Deadline: March 31, 2017

Festivals & Events occurring in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality can apply for funding through the Community Facilities and Grants Contribution Policy. Applications must be completed in full and returned to Tara Olsvik, City Hall Suite 401, 320 Esplanade, Sydney. A completion report is required to be submitted within 60 days of the end of the festival or event.

Festival & Event Application Guide
Festival & Event Funding Application
Festival & Event Completion Report

Municipal Grants (Capital, Operating, and Tax Relief)

Deadline: April 28, 2017

Organizations operating in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality can apply for funding through the Community Facilities and Grants Contribution Policy. Applications must be completed in full and returned to Tara Olsvik, City Hall Suite 401, 320 Esplanade, Sydney.

Municipal Grants Funding Application

 

Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Canadian Tire Jumpstart helps financial disadvantaged kids get involved in organizaed sport and recreation by covering the costs of registration, equipment, and/or transportation. CBRM Recreation is proud to administer the Canadian Tire Jumpstart program in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.  

Offering Jumpstart is part of CBRM Recreation's mission to help children get physically active, build social skills, boost self-esteem and confidence, all toward our mission of creating a better quality of life.

Application Deadlines: May 21, October 21

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Application

For assistance or more information, contact CBRM Recreation Program Coordinator Jonathan Penny This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 902-563-5512

 

KidSport

KidSport is a national children's program that helps kids overcome the financial barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport.

Managed and operated in Nova Scotia by Sport Nova Scotia since 1994, KidSport Nova Scotia has assisted over 24,000 children totalling over $5.5 Million. KidSport Nova Scotia provides funding of up to $300/year/child for sport registration and/or equipment. CBRM Recreation is proud to administer the KidSport program in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

KidSport is a national children's program that helps kids overcome the financial barriers preventing or limiting their participation in organized sport.

Offering Jumpstart is part of CBRM Recreation's mission to help children get physically active, build social skills, boost self-esteem and confidence, all toward our mission of creating a better quality of life.

Application Deadlines: May 1, July 4, September 1, October 2, November 1

KidSport Application

For assistance or more information, contact CBRM Recreation Program Coordinator Jonathan Penny This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 902-563-5512

 

CBRM Bike Week Grants

CBRM Bike Week is an annual event that encourages cycling for recreation and active transportation in the CBRM. CBRM Recreation offers small grants to schools and community organizations to host cycling based events in their area during CBRM Bike Week. These events can include workshops, bike rodeos, and many other activities that will encourage residents to partake in the activity.

Application Deadline: May 26

BIKE WEEK APPLICATION

For assistance or more information, contact CBRM Recreation Municipal Physical Activity Liaison Colleen Clare This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  902-563-0901