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Grants to Nova Scotia Individuals, Nonprofits,
and Schools to Improve the Mental Health of Children

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The Gordon Foundation for Children and Youth

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Grants of up to $3,000 to Nova Scotia individuals, nonprofits, and schools to produce projects and present speakers on topics that are related to the mental and emotional health and well-being of children and youth. Two funding streams are available: to develop special projects, and to present speakers to the general public.

Criteria for the Speakers Program:
- The topic is relevant to the mental or emotional well-being of children and youth.
- Speakers must be recognized experts in their fields.
- Recognition of the Foundation is given in all introductions of the speaker.
- The speaking event must be well publicized in the following ways:
a. The speaker is made available to the print and broadcast media.
b. Efforts will be made to reach as wide an audience as possible, such as local and regional experts, professionals, organizations and their staff, and members of the general public.

Nova Scotia is not directly on the travel routes of major speakers and trainers. The Gordon Foundation’s Speakers Program provides funding to defray some of the cost of bringing new educational information and trainers to the province.

Special Projects can include non-government, non-profit organizations, conferences, annual meetings, educational institutes, and workshops.

Examples of successful applications include:

- A special “sensory” room developmentally appropriate for children and youth with special needs;
- The “Youth in Care” newsletter project;
- Publishing the “Peace” CD of the Atlanticview Elementary School;
- Productions of The Mermaid Theatre;
- School trips for urban students to visit rural communities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180360

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are to a maximum of $3,000 per application.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The funding is available to individuals, schools, and organizations working with children and youth.

Pre-Application Information:

The Gordon Foundation for Children and Youth has two project/program funding streams available. Applicants must read each program or project funding criteria, determine which funding stream aligns with your initiative, and complete the appropriate application (attached below).

There are three intake dates for applications:

Spring Intake deadline – March 31
Review date – April 30

Fall Intake deadline – September 30
Review date – October 31

Winter Intake deadline – December 31
Review Date – January 31

Application forms: Application forms (in PDF format)

Notification of receipt of application will be within ten business days.

Contact Information:

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

Submit completed application (in PDF format) to

Gordon Foundation for Children and Youth
177-1083 Queen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 0B2

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Nova Scotia