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Looking for some help to get an amazing project off the ground to help get people moving?

Heart&Stroke Walkabout™ is offering Walkable Communities Grants  to help organizations or groups take steps to increase walking participation.

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

Categories of grants include:

  • Infrastructure
  • Marketing
  • Advocacy

Those eligible to apply for this funding include organizations, groups of individuals or communities.

Those who have previously received a Walkability Grant may reapply.

Grants of $500 to $2,000 will be awarded to 3-12 groups this year.

A total of $6,000 will be distributed.

Inquiries should be communicated to the Director of Health Promotion, Policy and Research: 423-7682 ext. 3311, or e-mail

And for those looking for funding for infrastructure and programming possibilities, here are some grant opportunities/possibilities with various deadlines throughout the year:

GoodLife Kids Foundation Grants (deadlines March 1, 2013 and April 30, 2013)

Community Health Boards (various boards, varying deadlines)

NS Department of Health and Wellness Grants

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Sogo Active

WWF Green Community Grants

Green Source Funding Database (compiled by Environment Canada)

IWK Community Grants (Deadline November 30)

Sage Environmental Program

Aviva Community Fund

CN EcoConnexions From the Ground

Trail Maintenance Program Grant

IWK Health Centre Foundation

Bicycle Trade Association of Canada


Doctors NS Strive Award

The Explore Fund

Resource Recovery Fund Board (for projects that reuse materials – so reusing bikes or reusing materials to create bike racks, etc.)

Evergreen Foundation

Heart & Stroke Walkabout Walkability Grants

Also check with your municipality in case there is funding or a program that provides bike racks.

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