Grants and Contributions Program

Grants and Contributions Program

Supporting the efforts of African Nova Scotians to contribute to the community.

Funding grants are one way African Nova Scotian Affairs is able to fulfill its role of being an agent of change. ANSA’s grants and contributions program is a component in developing innovative solutions that lead to self-reliance and sustainable development for African Nova Scotians and their communities. Projects, programs, and activities that support ANSA’s strategic goals will be considered for grants.


The grant program will support projects that:

  • Develop community organizational capacity
  • Foster collaboration between African Nova Scotian community organizations
  • Address a documented need or issue
  • Demonstrate a benefit to the community involved


Preference will be given to applications that demonstrate the group or individual:

  • ŸIs not operating from a deficit
  • Is supported by other funding partners or is engaged in efforts to seek funding from other sources
  • Is supported by in-kind contributions such as volunteer time or the donation of facilities, services, materials or equipment


Who can apply for a funding grant?

Charitable, not-for-profit African Nova Scotian groups that are registered societies, associations or organizations can apply for a grant from ANSA. As part of the application, groups are required to provide proof of registration under the Nova Scotia Society’s Act. Grants are also available to assist African Nova Scotian groups that have an organizational structure, goal and purpose that can demonstrate they are in the process of registering as a society.

Funding from the grant program is intended to go towards costs such as honouraria, travel, resources, office supplies, facilities and equipment.

Application Guide (PDF 163 KB)

Application (PDF 385 KB)

Final Report Guidelines (PDF 222 KB)

Please note that handwritten applications will not be accepted.

Contact us to for more information.

Call 1-902-424-5555 or 1-866-580-2672 (ANSA)