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

Deadline for receipt of request is Friday, March 18, 2022. Organizations that wish to apply for funding after the deadline are asked to contact Ashley Hanks, Executive Assistant. Download the Application Form 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 20, 2022. OrganisationAmount Clare Bluegrass Association   $10,000 Electric City / La Nouvelle France Society $800 J&M Foster for Cats   $2,000 Société historique acadienne de la Baie Sainte-Marie $5,000 Belliveau Cove Development Commission   $5,000 Commission de développement du moulin-musée de Bangor $900 Clare Curling Association      $5,000 Clare Golf and Country Club $5,000 South West Stock Car Association $5,000 Mavillette Seniors $3,000 École secondaire de Clare $2,000 Conseil des arts de la Baie $2,000 Bushino-ki Karate $2,500 Far-out Festival (Youth Group) $1,000 Weymouth Waterfront Development Committee $750 Total $49,950  

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