New funding now available for accessibility projects in Nova Scotia

Published July 30, 2019

Another round of funding is now available through the Business ACCESS-Ability Grant Program to help businesses across Nova Scotia become more accessible to persons with disabilities.

Small businesses can apply for funding for up to two thirds of projects to improve accessibility in the following areas:

  • Built Environment: Removal of physical barriers for persons (customers and employees) to access business services, including the installation of ramps, accessible washrooms, door opener and other projects. (Expense cap = $50,000)
  • Accessible Communication Services: Ensuring that all customers, clients and employees can access information related to a business. (Expense cap = $30,000)
  • Assistive Devices: Ensuring that employees and consumers who are persons with disabilities have the devices they need to effectively do their jobs and access places of business. (Expense cap = $30,000)
  • Universal Design Capacity Building: Training in the field of Universal Design and professional technical service. (100 per cent of funding for the Rick Hansen Foundation Certification Training Program)
  • Accessible Transportation: Providing support for businesses to make improvements, allowing for improved access to transportation services. (Expense cap = $40,000)

More information about this program and how to apply for funding is available at

If you have any questions you can get in touch with Luc Erjavec, Restaurants Canada Vice President, Atlantic Canada, at

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