Domestic Violence Grants Available

On February 3rd, the Nova Scotia Government announced the availability of new grants designed to support organizations and groups seeking to prevent domestic violence in the province.

About the Grants:

Community groups and organizations can now apply for two types of domestic violence prevention grants to develop and test new ways to prevent domestic violence, support victims and their families and share the story of what they are learning about how to address this complex issue.

This is the second round of grants through Standing Together, government’s action plan to prevent domestic violence.

Apply for a grant

Applications for the second round of Standing Together grants are now open. Community organizations and groups are invited to apply with creative, innovative ideas for how to provide better supports, prevent domestic violence, and respond earlier when it does happen. There are two types of grants now available through Standing Together:

  • *NEW* Connect Grants will provide up to $25,000 for up to 12 months to bring people together to develop learning and teaching tools and tell the story of how groups are working to prevent and disrupt cycles of violence. These projects would conclude by 31 March 2021.
  • Shift Grants will provide up to $75,000 for up to 24 months to explore, develop and test new ideas for preventing domestic violence and supporting victims. These projects would conclude by 31 March 2022.

Organizations can apply for the grants until March 4, 2020. Applications are available at .

Quick Facts:

  • the grants are part of government’s $9 million investment in Standing Together
  • over the next few years, the Advisory Council on the Status of Women will work with community organizations and groups to build a provincial plan to break the harmful cycles of domestic violence in homes, workplaces and communities. The knowledge gained from these projects will be used to help develop the plan
  • in April 2019, 24 community organizations and groups received grants to prevent domestic violence. These grants supported projects focused on addressing domestic violence in specific communities, including African Nova Scotian and Mi’kmaw communities. Other projects focus on engaging and developing supports for groups such as children and youth, men and boys, girls and young women and women living with disabilities

Questions about the grants can be directed to Leslie Power at Research Nova Scotia (; 902-424-4193).

For any technical questions regarding the online Grant Management System (GMS), contact the GMS Help Desk at 902-424-4043 or Please allow 1-2 business days for a response. Please be sure that any technical issues are communicated with the GMS help desk well before the grant deadline.