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

 Grant Application                                Fillable Grant Application Form (requires download to save & print) *new form pending*

 Grant Guidelines


Grant Expenditures




Annual Funding Program

Organizations that have received funding from the Municipality for two or more consecutive years in support of ongoing activities, may request to be included in the program which would enable the organization to receive an annual contribution from the Municipality without having to formally re-apply each year, providing the general nature of their program remains constant from year to year.

Please use the grant application form (above) and indicate your interest in applying for this program. You will be contacted if approved.

  pdf Annual Funding Program Guidelines (158 KB)


Refugee Application Grant

The Refugee Application Grant is currently closed. 


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