Funding Opportunity: NS Rural Leadership Initiative Grants

Funding Opportunity: NS Rural Leadership Initiative Grants

Funding opportunity 

The Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia is offering its third annual Rural Leadership Initiative grants. 

Rural Leadership Initiative: promotes rural leadership development in the process of serving community needs.

The intent of these grants is: 

  • to enhance leadership within rural communities.
  • to develop skills relating to leadership capacity.
  • to clearly identify and build on existing resources in the community.
  • to increase the understanding of the impact of leadership on rural communities. 

Applicants must be a registered charity (or be sponsored by one) and the program or service must relate to rural leadership, with a goal of enhancing leadership within rural communities. 

The typical grant size varies between $1000 and $5000 for projects. $15,000 in total has been allocated for the 2010 Rural Leadership Initiative granting program. 

Applications will be accepted after Sept 30th until noon on October 31, 2010. 

For an application form and guidelines for submission, or additional information on the Rural Communities Foundation of Nova Scotia, visit our website at