Application deadline for Active Kids, Healthy Kids funding approaching

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Bubble soccer is one initiative that has received grant funding through Kings County Active Kids, Healthy Kids in the past. - Submitted

KINGS COUNTY - If you have an idea for a program that helps improve the health of children through physical activity, it could be eligible for funding through the Active Kids, Healthy Kids initiative.

The fund is designed to support community projects and programs that enable young people and their families to lead physically active lifestyles. Active Kids, Healthy Kids grants have supported a variety of programs and initiatives over the years, including speed skating, bubble soccer and more.

If you have an existing program or an idea for a new program that could be eligible for grant funding, contact Steve Raftery in western Kings County by calling 902-690-6153 or emailing sraftery@county.kings.ns.ca. In eastern Kings County, contact Nichole Gilbert at 902-690-6124 or ngilbert@county.kings.ns.ca.

The next application deadline is Feb. 12. Kings County Active Kids, Healthy Kids is a cooperative initiative of the Eastern Kings Memorial Community Health Foundation, Kings County community health boards, the provincial Department of Health and Wellness, recreation departments within Kings County and the Western Kings Memorial Health Society.

Organizations: Eastern Kings Memorial Community Health Foundation, Department of Health and Wellness, Western Kings Memorial Health Society

Geographic location: Eastern Kings

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