As Nova Scotians, we are known for our resilience, resourcefulness, and way of coming together to celebrate all of life’s moments, big and small. These moments of care and connection are critical to fostering a sense of belonging and overall well-being. The NSLC supports organizations and initiatives that work to build healthy and sustainable communities in our province. Our goal is to help everyone find moments of positive care and connection to help create a stronger Nova Scotia.
Our Focus Areas
Investing in food security, affordable housing, and health supports helps reduce the likelihood of mental and physical health challenges, increasing overall community wellbeing and moments of care and connection.
Reducing our environmental footprint and stewarding the preservation of our natural resources contributes to the health and sustainability of our communities and enhances physical spaces.
As a responsible steward of beverage alcohol and cannabis sales in our province, we partner with organizations that share our commitment, driving awareness and education of responsible consumption.
How We Invest
Our community partnerships demonstrate a shared purpose to come together for the good of Nova Scotia, working to improve the quality of life and well-being for those within the communities in which we live and work. Our investment decisions are guided by our shared values and commitment to our community. They are grounded in our service standards of strengthening relationships with our community members, partners, and other stakeholders.
Launched in Fall 2021, the NSLC’s For the Good of Our Community Fund is a pillar of our community investment program, awarding grants ranging from $5,000 up to $20,000 to selected registered charities or non-profit organizations in Nova Scotia.
Applications for 2024-25 funding will be accepted between November 1 and December 20, 2023.
• Applicants must be a registered charity or non-profit organization that works to support communities within Nova Scotia.
• Organizations must be working to address areas of critical community need within Nova Scotia.
• Projects and initiatives should be aligned to one of our community investment focus areas.
• Preference will be given to organizations working on projects and initiatives that promote inclusivity, equity, or underserved groups and communities.
• Preference will be given to organizations that have an impact throughout the province of Nova Scotia.
We do not fund
• Organizations that do not align with the NSLC’s values and service standards.
• Projects/Initiatives that provide no clear or direct benefit to the province of Nova Scotia.
• Individuals or individual pursuits/fundraising initiatives.
• Religious organizations (i.e., religious organizations whose primary purpose is religious practice or worship).
• Research projects.
Please Note: Given the volume of applications, not all applicants will receive funding. For those who are awarded, the grant may not be in the full amount requested.
Learn more about organizations that we have awarded grants to in the past:
How to Apply
- Review Eligibility Criteria. (PDF Download)
- Complete the For the Good of Our Community Application. (PDF Download)
- Send application and supporting materials via email to csr@myNSLC.com.
If you have questions or require accessibility or translation support to complete your application, please contact Laura Graves by email at Laura.Graves@myNSLC.com or telephone at 902-430-6518.