Grants Help Make Nova Scotia More Accessible

On December 3rd, the Province announced almost $435,000 in funding for municipalities and community groups to make facilities more accessible through the Community ACCESS-Ability program.

“Community and municipal buildings serve as gathering places and host countless community events every year, said Gerry Post, executive director, Accessibility Directorate, Government of Nova Scotia. “By removing barriers to accessibility, persons with disabilities will have the same opportunities to participate and contribute to the communities they live in.”

The Community ACCESS-Ability grant program supports government’s efforts to achieve an accessible Nova Scotia by 2030. Government recently released the province’s strategy for accessibility, Access by Design 2030, which identifies priorities to achieve the goals set out in the Accessibility Act.

Community ACCESS-Ability program funding is available to non-profit community groups and municipalities to remove barriers for persons with disabilities in public buildings and spaces.

For a full list of recipients visit the Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage.