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The Municipality of the District of St. Mary's

Municipality of the District of St. Mary's
8296 Hwy #7
P.O. Box 296 Sherbrooke,
Nova Scotia, B0J 3CO

Telephone: (902) 522-2049
Fax: (902) 522-2309



Funding Opportunities

Listed below are funding opportunities available to local community and non-profit groups. For more information on any of the below grants please feel free to contact the Municipal Office.


Funding Prgrams and Initiatives through ACOA (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) 

Service Canada - Canada Summer Jobs 

New Horizons for Seniors Program 


Health & Wellness 

NS Health & Wellness - Tax Incentives and Grants 

NS Health & Wellness - Capital Grants 


Community ACCESS-Ability Program 

Positive Aging Grant Program 

Senior Safety Grant 

Age Friendly Communities 

Seniors Literacy & Learning Grant Program 

Senior Abuse Awareness Day Contribution 


One-time Community Crime Prevention and Reduction Investment Grants 

Emergency Services Provider Fund 

Legion Capital Assistance Program 

Communities Culture & Heritage - Investing in our future - All other Grant Programs 

Tourism Funding Programs 

Nova Scotia Rural Communities Foundation 

Housing Nova Scotia - Programs and Services 

Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps 

GASHA Community Health Board Wellness Fund 

Ambulance Assistance Program
There are options when paying your ambulance bill. If you believe that paying the total amount of your bill will cause you financial hardship, you can apply to have a repayment schedule or possibly the bill waived under the Ambulance Fee Assistance Program. Eligibility is based on household income. For more information or to get the appeal form call EHS billing office at 1-888-280-8884 or visit 


Grants for Organizations – Deadline for applications is March 30, 2018. Contact the Municipal office for more information. Grants to Organization Application 2018

Municipal District Funds - For the fiscal year each district receives funds to be given out to organizations, students, sports groups, community groups, etc. in need with a specific nature in which they are intended for. Requests for such funds may be made to the councillor who represents the district where the funds will be used.

See General Government Grants Policy  and Evaluation Form for further details. 

Low Income Exemption - Applications for Low Income Tax Exemptions for each fiscal year are available. If your income is $19,600 or less, approximately $110 will be applied to your tax account. A copy of your year's previous "Notice of Assessment – Canada Revenue Agency" must be included with your application for the exemption. Applications are due to either your municipal councillors or the municipal office, please contact them for the due date as well. Low Income Exemption 2018/19

Grants to Fire Departments - Annual Operating Grants are available to each fire department within the municipality. Departments are required to submit their annual financial statements to the Municipal Office