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

Please note that due to financial constraints that the Municipality of Cumberland experienced this year and anticipates in the coming year, the “Annual Funding Program” is no longer an option for 2019/20, regardless of whether your organization has applied for it in the past. 

However, all applicants can still apply by completing the regular grant application.  Each application will be evaluated on an individual basis. To ease the process, we have recently revised the regular application to be clearer and more user-friendly.  The application form is available on this website and can be submitted by email or in hard copy.

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