Grant Programs

These grants are for non-profit community, recreational, sporting, cultural, educational, and social organizations that provide benefits to the residents and communities within the Municipality. Only those organizations that demonstrate financial need are considered for assistance.

At this time, the Municipality does not offer any grants to individuals.


Requests above $3,000: Deadline is March 31st.

Requests below $3,000: Apply anytime – earlier is better as funding is dependent on budget





                            PDF (fillable)

                          Microsoft Word

                      GRANT GUIDELINES


Final Project Report Form

For accountability purposes, all recipients of grants from the Municipality of Cumberland are required to provide accurate financial documents demonstrating how their grant money was spent from the previous year, and to demonstrate that the project (activity, facility, or event) approved by Council was actually carried out as described in the application.  For your convenience,  we have provided a “Final Project Financial Report Form” below (as referred to in the application guidelines under “Payment of Grants”).  If desired, a final report other than this one can be submitted, provided that it contains all the information requested in the Form.

Final Project Report Forms should be submitted along with (or ahead of) grant applications being submitted for the 2021-22 fiscal year. Deadline March 31

**NOTE: For those not applying for funding in the 2021-2022 fiscal year, please be aware that a Final Project Report Form will be required before any future funding.


2019/20 Final Project Report Form

2020/21 Final Project Report Form

  Microsoft Word form 2019/20 Microsoft Word Form 2020-21
  PDF form 2019/20 PDF Form 2020-21
  Fillable PDF form 2019/20 - requires download to save & print Fillable PDF Form 2020-21 - requires download to save & print

Grant Expenditures

The following documents show a full listing of grants provided to organizations by the Municipality of Cumberland for the corresponding fiscal year:







Annual Funding Program

Please note that due to financial constraints that the Municipality of Cumberland experienced this year and anticipates in the coming year, the “Annual Funding Program” is no longer an option for 2019/20, regardless of whether your organization has applied for it in the past. 

However, all applicants can still apply by completing the regular grant application.  Each application will be evaluated on an individual basis. To ease the process, we have recently revised the regular application to be clearer and more user-friendly.  The application form is available on this website and can be submitted by email or in hard copy.

Submit Applications

Via email                         

Fax                                 (902) 667-1352

In person or by mail     Municipality of the County of Cumberland

                                       Upper Nappan Service Centre

                                      1395 Blair Lake Road

                                       Amherst, NS

                                       B4H 3Y4

Contact                          Melanie Prendergast

                                       (902) 667-2470