The West Hants Community Fund was established to provide a way for all of us to contribute to the community we love and to help ensure our needs are addressed both now and into the future.

Established in 2018

About our fund

Our community funds is focused on the area of Hants West. This fund has been established to offer current and former residents of the area the opportunity to make donations, large and small, to a fund that will grow over time and continually support locally led giving and action to address local priorities.

Prior to the development of this fund, we conducted a Vital Signs® report that pulls together secondary information to help identify the realities, challenges and opportunities in our area. Our intent is to use this report for strategic decision-making and to inspire local action and collaboration among businesses, non-profits, charities, governments, and individual citizens.

You can view the West Hants Vital Signs report here.

Apply for funding

If you wish to apply for a grant from the West Hants Community Fund, applications will be accepted until December 2nd.

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How the fund works

Working together:
Community Foundation and Community Fund

The fund is administered by local community members who know our area well. They:

  1. Help to grow the fund and gather community resources to support the fund’s activities;
  2. Actively engage with others to understand the community’s needs and opportunities; and
  3. Grant from the fund to local organizations that make Hants West a great place to live.

How you can help

If you wish to donate to this fund, donations of up to $500 can be made through the CanadaHelps donation form below. For donations over $500, please contact the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia at