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Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund

Grants to Canada Registered Charities
to Address Mental Health

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Bell Canada, Bell Let's Talk

Deadline Date:

02/26/21

Description:

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Grants to Canada registered charities for projects and programs that address mental health and wellbeing. Funding is intended for long-term, short-term, and ongoing projects to support residents. Mental health clinics that are affiliated with IHEs and intended to benefit communities are eligible to apply.

Criteria:
The Community Fund supports projects that improve access to mental health care, supports and services for people in Canada. Preference will be given to applications that:
  • Leverage, expand or replicate proven programs and services already being offered by other mental health agencies
  • Have clear objectives and a measurement plan
  • Are evidence-based or evidence-informed
  • Include a detailed budget and have secured funding from other sources for the project
  • Specifically address project sustainability post-funding
  • Identify community impact and specify the number or increased number of individuals helped through the project

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180528

Term of Contract:

The Bell Let's Talk Community Fund only provides annual funding. The grant year starts on October 1 and ends September 30 the following year. Stewardship reports are due October 15, one year after grants are awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Canadian registered charities are eligible for consideration. Successful grant recipients will only be eligible for another Community Fund grant one year after the date of any previous grant. If you received a 2020 grant, you are not eligible to apply again until the 2022 cycle.

Support for capital campaign: If your organization is requesting a donation to fund a capital program such as a new building or piece of major equipment, please note that Bell Let's Talk Community Fund does NOT support these kinds of requests.

Sponsorship of an event: If your organization is requesting support for an event, such as a golf tournament, a dinner or gala, or any other type of community event, please note that the Bell Let's Talk Community Fund does NOT support these kinds of initiatives. Bell's sponsorship portfolio is complete.

Support for a research based project: If your organization is requesting support for a research based project, please note that the Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative only considers research projects on an invitation basis.

Exclusions:
- Business or contract fundraisers, individuals, families, and political parties
- Private clinics
- Capital campaigns and projects
- Medical equipment
- Anti-stigma projects
- Multi-year funding requests
- Projects supporting neurological and developmental disorders as defined by the World Health Organization
- Event sponsorship
- Research projects
- Post-secondary projects supporting student mental health and wellness services.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2021 Bell Let's Talk Community Fund is now open and applications can be submitted until March 15. Organizations will hear back on the status of their applications by July and all grants will be disbursed before December 31, 2021.

The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund may provide a grant amount for less than that requested; when this happens, the grantee must submit a revised budget within the amount approved.

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:
https://forms.benevity.org/a57b33a5-c01d-416d-a854-583df74beaeb?lang=en-ca

For more information about the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund please send an email to mentalhealth@bell.ca.

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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