Grant funding is offered to encourage volunteer community groups, organizations and individuals to further improve or develop recreation opportunities for Clare residents.

Leadership Training Grant Program
(Formerly known as the Francophone Coaching & Officiating Development Program)

This funding program's objective is to increase the opportunity to support coaches, officials, community sport groups and individual leaders in their pursuit in NCCP and non NCCP training and professional development. 

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Community Recreation Assistance Program

The "Community Recreation Assistance Program" is primarily designed to provide financial assistance to help offset the cost related to participating in recreation programs for the benefit of residents of the Municipality of Clare.

New: The Municipality of Clare is modifying its Community Recreation Assistance Program to include COVID-19 relief funding for non-profit groups and organizations offering recreational activities and services within the municipality that have encountered incremental costs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Each group or organization will be eligible to claim a maximum of $1,000. For more information, or to apply, please contact the Recreation Manager.

pdfClick here for more information regarding the program objectives, criteria, eligibility and application procedures, and to downlaod the application form.


Clare Active Kids, Healthy Kids Fund

Funds are available to support local groups and organizations to improve health and physical activity levels of children and youth. These funds are thanks to a partnership with the Municipality of Clare Recreation Services, Valley Active Communities Committee (Nova Scotia Health Promotion) and the Clare Community Health Board.

pdfClick here for more information regarding the program objectives, criteria, eligibility and application procedures, or to downlaod an application form.


Canadian Tire JumpStart Program

Canadian Tire believes all kids should have the chance to run, skate, play and grow. That's why they have created Canadian Tire JumpStart, a community based charitable program from the Canadian Tire Foundation for families that help kids in need participate in organized sport and recreational activities.

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Grants to Organizations

The following represents the Grants to Organizations as provided for in the 2021-2022 budget of the Municipality of the District of Clare and approved at the Council meeting on April 21, 2021. OrganisationAmount Société historique acadienne de la Baie Sainte- Marie $ 5,169 Societe Expo d'Art Saint Bernard $ 600 La Boulle Acadienne Association $ 3,088 Clare Minor Soccer $ 1,000 Meteghan Lions Club $ 4,500 J&M Foster for Cats $ 2,673 The Electric City/La Nouvelle France Society $ 2,880 Inclusion Clare $ 500 Commission de Développement du moulin-musé de Bangor $ 900 South West Nova ATV Association $ 2,000 Baie Sainte- Marie Animal Society $ 1,709 Clare Curling Association $ 2,578 Salmon River Salmon Association $ 1,000 Clare Golf $ 5,500 Total $34,097 Deadline for receipt of request is Friday, March 19, 2021. Organizations that wish to apply for funding after the deadline are asked to contact Ashley Hanks, Executive Assistant. Download the Application Form

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