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

 

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

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.

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. 

Application: 

Athlete Funding

 

Long Term Equestrian Development (LTED) Bursary Program

Deadline: March 1st

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

 

Educational Bursary Program

Deadline: May 1st

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.

 

Officials Funding

 

Support4Sport Official Funding

Application:  Official Funding

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.

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

Application: Coach Funding

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.  

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

 

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.  

Applicant Reference Guide

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.

 

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.  

Federal grant is known as the Canada Summer Jobs Program 

Provincial grant is known as the Student Summer Skills Incentive Program 

 

Annually offered by the Government of NS through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop facilities in order to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation.

 

Fundraising Initiatives

Sport Nova Scotia's Sport Split 50/50 - click here for more information.

Sport Nova Scotia's Sport Sweep Ticket Fall/Winter Campaign - click here for more information.

Sport Nova Scotia's Sport Sweep Ticket Spring/Summer Campaign - click here for more information.

 

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