Athlete Assistance

This funding provides direct assistance for high-performance athletes. Some funding already exists for athletes who meet defined international, national and regional standards through Sport Canada, NSHPP, the CSCA and the Nova Scotia Amateur Sport Fund. As part of this program, each PSO will receive $750 annually for a PSO carding program to support athletes who do not qualify for the current funding but who have been recognized for their potential high-performance results. 

Funding amount: $270,000 
The amount of funding allocated in this area could vary depending on how many athletes qualify during any one year.

Funding criteria/evaluation: 
Criteria for funding from this program will be based on the pre-existing criteria that have been determined through the cooperation of SNS, the CSCA, and NSHPP. These criteria are currently used to determine high-performance athlete funding in Nova Scotia.

Allocation process: 
Athletes can apply at any time. Applications must be submitted by the applicant and endorsed by the PSO by the 15th of the month in order to be reviewed by the end of the month. In addition, CSCA staff will monitor athlete performances and attempt to contact any athlete who might have met the performance criteria. Once an athlete has met the criteria, he/she will be funded for one year. 

If you have any questions, please contact Evan MacInnis at the Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic at 902-425-0659 for further information.

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