Invest Nova Scotia

Invest Nova Scotia enables the bold. With strategic investments, we support community-based projects that spark innovation and collaboration and build stronger, more competitive sectors and regions.

Invest Nova Scotia considers proposals from community-based organizations that foster cooperation and collaboration across the province in agriculture, education, social enterprise, and arts and culture sectors to create a more prosperous province.

We invest in economically competitive projects that improve productivity over the long term. The focus is on projects where applicants demonstrate the right combination of proven leadership, financial capital and human capital.

Submit your proposal

Industry organizations, sectors, regional associations and other organizations can apply for funding. Applications are accepted each quarter.

Eligible projects must spark innovation and be collaborative, measurable and sustainable. They must demonstrate impact on competitiveness and productivity and must advance the strategic goals of the ONE Nova Scotia Coalition.

Minimum project funding is $250,000, up to a maximum of $3 million.

Learn more about project eligibility and how to submit your proposal.

Funded projects

Recent funded projects include:

  • Black Business Consulting – $856,000 to develop the Diversity Employment Network, a 4-part program to increase diversity in Nova Scotia’s workforce and with corporations and other organizations
  • The Cape Breton Food Hub – $500,000 to purchase and renovate a building into a processing facility, retail outlet, commercial kitchen and rental space that supports local, small agri-food businesses and entrepreneurs
  • The Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association – $500,000 to increase productivity and competitiveness for small and medium enterprises in the province’s aerospace sector

Read the Invest Nova Scotia annual report: 2021 for information about other funded projects.