Recreation Financial Assistance Programs
Town of Berwick's Apple Fund
The Apple Fund is made available to folks in need of financial support who would like to participate in recreation opportunities in the area. Elligible applicants can apply for up to $200 annually to be used for registration or equipment costs. To apply for support, the resident must be registered with a community organization or recognized program, provide a reference, and fill out and submit an application to or drop off at the Town Hall.
A physical copy can also be delivered to Town Hall to be evaluated!
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program
The Jumpstart Fund is available to children between the ages of 4-18 years old. Funding is allocated to sustained programs that involve a sport or physical activity.The Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program is administered three times per year in mid-April, late June and early October with deadline dates varying slightly each year. All questions about this fund can be directed to . Visit their website at https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/ for more information.
Our local chapter of Kidsport provides grants to help cover the costs of registration fees so that all kids aged 18 and under in Kings / West Hants can play a season of sport. Our chapter accepts applications and administers grants of up to $500 per child per year for kids who live in Kings/West Hants. If you live outside of Kings/West Hants, please contact the Provincial Office to find your nearest chapter or to get support through the Provincial Fund. Application deadlines are January 3, March 1, May 1, June 1, July 3, September 1, October 2, and November 1. Visit https://kidsportcanada.ca/nova-scotia/kings-west-hants/apply-for-a-grant/ for more information and how to apply.