Green Toolbox - Funding Opportunities - May 2012

P3 Canada Fund Accepting Applications

Application Deadline:  June 15

On April 16th, PPP Canada launched Round Four, call for proposals for the P3 Canada Fund, encouraging provinces, territories, First Nations and municipalities to consider the P3 model in delivering their public infrastructure priorities.

The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that investments in public infrastructure contribute to Canada’s long-term economic growth and deliver maximum value for Canadians. As part of this commitment, PPP Canada’s focus in Round Four will be on public infrastructure projects that promote jobs and stimulate economic growth including transportation, water/wastewater, solid waste disposal and brownfield redevelopment related projects.

In order to be considered under Round Four, applicants are required to submit their application no later than June 15, 2012. Applicants will receive written notification of PPP Canada’s screening decision in the fall 2012. All interested applicants are encouraged to contact PPP Canada or their designated contact, identified in the Application Guide, to discuss the viability of their project before submitting an application.

Please visit PPP Canada for more information.  

Rural Innovation Fund Now Accepting Applications

Application Deadline: June 15 At 12 Noon

Rural Innovation Fund LogoThe Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the second and final call for funding under the Rural Innovation Fund Grant Program. This Fund allows rural Nova Scotians to develop new and innovative solutions to local and regional concerns for a sustainable future. gives priority to proposals which address challenges and opportunities using innovative approaches across sectors (demographic, economic, social and environmental).

Applicants must be a registered charity (or be sponsored by one). The proposed program or service needs to have a goal of enhancing community leadership.

Grants are available in the range of $5000 to $50,000 for projects occurring from September 2012 to September 2013.  Applications will be accepted until noon, June 15, 2012.

For more information, including funding guidelines and application form: The Rural Innovation Program.  Inquiries may be directed to Jayne Hunter at 1-800-255-5203 or  

The Climate Change Adaptation Fund Now Accepting Application

Application Deadline: June 22

Need some help identifying the potential impacts of climate change in your municipality? Have a project idea to make your community better prepared for change? Now in its third year, the Climate Change Adaptation Fund is designed to help Nova Scotians get ready for the impacts of climate change and the Department of Environment is once again offering up to $25,000 to help communities better prepare for challenges and opportunities linked to our changing climate.

The Climate Change Adaptation Fund is open to municipalities, businesses, community groups, organizations and schools to support projects that make communities more resilient to projected changes in climate, providing up to 100 per cent of the total project cost.   The deadline for applications is June 22 and successful projects will be announced in July.  Approved proposals must have all their project work completed by March 29, 2013.

For more information on climate change and application forms for the Adaptation Fund, visit Adaptation Fund.  For submissions or information, please contact .  

Nova Scotia - Age-friendly Grants Now Available

Application Deadline:  June 29

  • The Nova Scotia Age-Friendly Grant Program is helping make communities more accessible and inclusive to seniors with varying needs and abilities.  This program provides funding for:
  • Strategic Planning and Development: to help municipalities identify age friendly priorities and plans based on a community's unique needs and to help develop age friendly resources.
    Projects: to help municipalities and community partners create or adapt structures or services to be more accessible and inclusive of seniors.

Through the grants, the Province provides municipalities with cost-shared funding up to $5,000.  The grants help municipalities with two phases of strategic planning, with each phase spanning a calendar year. The first phase is community assessments to help identify community-specific priorities. The second phase is developing municipal plans.

Application forms for the Age-friendly Grant Program and information about other programs are available at or by calling toll-free 1-800-670-0065.  The deadline for project applications is June 29.