The Nova Scotia Equestrian Federation strives to provide funding where available to members to help further their equine education and pursuits. Below are funding opportunities available for current members.

Financial Aid/Equipment Support Programs

Kidsport - provide grants to help cover the costs of registration fees so that all kids aged 18 and under can play a season of sport. 

Jump Start - funding to help cover the costs associated with your child's sport or physical activity.

 

Athlete Funding 

Support4Sport Athlete Assistance Program - available to individuals who have achieved results at international and/or national competitions.

Application: Athlete Funding

Deadline:    Eligible Athletes can apply at any time. Applications must be completed and submitted by the applicant and endorsed by the NSEF by the 13th of the month.  Please allow for reasonable time for NSEF to review and endorse. 

Long Term Equestrian Development (LTED) Bursary Program -  awarded to athletes who best demonstrate a continuing commitment towards skill development. Up to four bursaries of $250.00 each are awarded annually to NSEF members who exemplify a commitment to personal long term equestrian athlete development.

Application: LTED Bursary

Deadline: March 1st

Youth Education Bursary - To support the post-secondary educational endeavours of our young members, the NSEF has developed the Educational Bursary Program. This program provides up to six bursaries of $500.00 each awarded annually to NSEF members.

Application: Youth Education Bursary

Deadline: May 1st

Officials Funding

Support4Sport Official Funding is available to NSEF officials for certification or training initiatives.  Officials will be supported based on the quality of their initiative and their ability to assist the Nova Scotia sport system at all levels.  

Application:  Official Funding

Deadline: Eligible Officials can apply at any time. Applications must be completed and submitted by the applicant and endorsed by the NSEF by the 13th of the month.  Please allow for reasonable time for NSEF to review and endorse. 

Coach Funding

Support4Sport Coach Funding is available to NCCP Certified Coaches for advanced certification or training initiatives.  Coaches will be supported based on the quality of their initiative and their ability to assist Nova Scotia athletes and coaches at all levels. Only coaches with a minimum Competition Coach certification will be considered. Generally, funding will not be available for traveling to events with athletes.  

Application: Coach Funding

Deadline: Eligible Coaches can apply at any time. Applications must be completed and submitted by the applicant and endorsed by the NSEF by the 13th of the month.  Please allow for reasonable time for NSEF to review and endorse. 

Club/Association Funding

Support4Sport Funding  - NSEF Clubs/Associations who are hosting a seminar/clinic may be eligible to receive funding to help offset expenses.  Applicants are encouraged to read the eligibility information and ensure they meet the criteria before making an application.

Deadline: by the 13th of each month to NSEF for endorsement and subsequent submission.

Application: Seminar/Clinic Funding

Sport Fund Community Grant - Available to NSEF member Clubs/Associations interested in increasing participation, sustainability, and quality of their sport through a program. This may include new programs or the expansion of existing programs. Applicants are encouraged to read the eligibility information and ensure they meet the criteria before making an application.

Deadline: Applications must be completed and submitted by the applicant and endorsed by the NSEF by the 13th of the month (April & October).  Please allow for reasonable time for NSEF to review and endorse. 

Applicant Reference Guide

Application: Community Grant

Fundraising Initiatives- Sport Nova Scotia's Sport Split and SportSweep Ticket Campaign - click here for more information

Summer Student Employment Grants - not-for-profit clubs may qualify to hire a summer student through employment programs offered by both the provincial and federal government. Applications are completed online by the deadline date.  

Provincial grant is known as the Student Summer Skills Incentive Program 

Federal grant is known as the Canada Summer Jobs Program