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Children’s Aid Society (CAS) of Pictou County Endowment Fund

Grants to Pictou County, Nova Scotia Nonprofits and
Agencies to Benefit At-Risk Children, Youth, and Families

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Aberdeen Health Foundation (AHF)

Deadline Date:

10/15/18 Receipt


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Grants to Pictou County, Nova Scotia nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects that benefit at-risk children, youth, and families. Funding will support projects that prevent crisis and mitigate risk in the home, community, or school; educate citizens and program leaders in wellness, health, and crisis intervention and prevention; and enhance the potential for healthy outcomes for children, youth, and families at risk in the local community.

Priority for funding will be based on community projects that address one or more of the above areas by making significant contributions to children, youth, and families at-risk in the community in accordance with the social determinants of health.

CAS Endowment Eligibility Criteria and Funding Guidelines:
-The CAS Endowment Fund Committee seeks applications that will support the delivery of health and wellness interventions that will enhance the potential for healthy outcomes for children, youth and families at risk in Pictou County;
-Proposals shall demonstrate financial need;
-Proposals shall demonstrate fulfillment of a need within the boundaries of Pictou County;
-Proposals for projects where funding comes from single or multiple sources will be welcomed;
-Proposals for funding shall be submitted on a per-project basis. In exceptional circumstances, with proven measured and ongoing success, projects may be considered for renewal but will be required to re-enter the application process;
-Enhancements to current projects and programs will be given consideration;
-Proponents shall provide evidence of a satisfactory financial records system;
-Applicants shall provide information regarding other applications for funding of the same project, disclose other concurrent applications for funds pertaining to the same project, and agree that funding agencies, including the Aberdeen Health Foundation, may share information regarding the project with other funding agencies.

Social Determinants of Health:

The social determinants of health are the interrelated social, political, and economic factors that create the conditions in which people live, learn, work, play and age.

The intersection of social determinants of health means these determinants shift and change in different settings and over time, impacting the health of individuals, groups and communities in different ways.

Marginalized populations (e.g. low income, women, people living with disabilities, visible minorities, etc.) have fewer resources to support their health and require additional supports to help them thrive and be healthy.

The following are critical determinants of health for individuals, families, and communities:

Income and Social Status:
There is a gradient in health across the income spectrum. Lower income populations often experience economic and social exclusion.

Social Support Networks:
People who have the support of family, friends and communities feel more connected to others and have better health.

Education and Literacy:
Low education levels are linked to poor health, more stress, and lower self-confidence.

Employment/Working Conditions:
Employment provides income, a sense of personal identity, and the means to acquire the resources needed to be healthy. Unemployment or underemployment can contribute to stress and exclusion.

Social Environments:
The values and norms of a society influence health and wellbeing. A supportive society helps individuals reduce or avoid many potential risks to good health.

Physical Environments:
Clean air and water, adequate housing, safe neighborhoods and adequate transportation are needed for good health.

Personal Health Practices and Coping Skills:
Adopting healthy practices and having skills to cope with life’s circumstances help people to stay healthy and safe.

Healthy Child Development:
Early childhood experiences influence coping skills, resistance to health problems and overall health and well- being for the rest of one’s life.

Biology and Genetic Endowment:
Some people have health advantages or disadvantages due to their biological make-up, but even people with disadvantages live full and healthy lives when their environments support their growth and development.

Health Services:
Everyone needs access to services that prevent and treat disease as well as maintain and promote good health.

Society places different expectations on people of various genders, including gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered people. Gender intersects with other health determinants to create circumstances that either support or challenge health and wellness.

Customs, traditions, and the beliefs of the family and communities all affect health.

Aboriginal Ancestry:
First Nations and Aboriginal people have higher rates of food insecurity, lower levels of education and employment, and higher rates of illness and injury, all tied to their history of colonization and discrimination.

Racialized populations (immigrants, visible minorities) experience higher rates of unemployment and under-employment, and both economic and social discrimination. New immigrants may experience deterioration of their health over time relative to other Canadians.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146471

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no maximum allowable funding request, but it is anticipated that the total award amount available will be shared among several projects.

Term of Contract:

Funding is intended for projects that are short-term in nature, and will generally be completed in less than one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only qualified donnas holding a Canada Revenue Agency Charitable Number shall be considered. organizations that do not meet this criteria can do so by partnering with a community agency that does.

Qualified Donees include but are not limited to the following:
-A registered charity;
-A registered Canadian amateur athletic association;
-A registered housing corporation resident in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged;
-A registered Canadian municipality;
-A registered municipal or public body performing a function of government in Canada.

The following will not be considered:
-Retroactive applications;
-Funding for current programming costs at current capacity levels;
-Funding of an organization’s normal operational expenses, including salaries of existing staff at current capacity levels;
-Projects or activities which can be funded under existing government programs;
-Projects or activities which DO NOT: help to alleviate risk and prevent crisis in the home, school and community; enhance the potential for healthy outcomes for children, youth and families at risk in our community; and provide education for citizens and program leaders in health, wellness and crisis prevention and intervention.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for Round Two of 2018 funding must be received at the Aberdeen Health Foundation office on or before October 15, 2018.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For further information about the CAS Endowment Fund of the Aberdeen Health Foundation, contact:

Kim Martin, Administrative Coordinator Aberdeen Health Foundation
Phone: (902) 752-7600 ext. 4600
Fax: (902) 755- 2356

Grant Coverage Areas:

Pictou County

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Nova Scotia