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Community Grants Program

Grants to Newfoundland and Labrador
Nonprofits to Promote Health and Wellness

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Northern Regional Wellness Coalition (NRWC)

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Grants of up to $1,000 to Newfoundland and Labrador nonprofit organizations to promote community wellness in the South Labrador Coast and the Northern Peninsula. Focus areas include physical activity, healthy eating, injury prevention, tobacco control, environmental health, mental health promotion, health protection, and child and youth development.

The Northern Regional Wellness Coalition membership is comprised of community-based organizations, agencies and non-governmental departments. The goal of the coalition is to improve the wellness of its residents. Its guiding document, Achieving Health and Wellness, is a Provincial wellness plan for Newfoundland and Labrador residents that aim to improve the overall health of the province and help individuals achieve their optimal state of wellness.

The purpose of Community Grants is to provide monetary and resource supports to engage community involvement and encourage actions to promote the priority areas previously mentioned. In addition to funds, promotional items can be made available.

Use of Funds:

The Community Grant can be used to fund a variety of activities/initiatives that promote one or more of the following wellness priority areas:
-Healthy Living (e.g. physical activity, being smoke-free)
-Healthy Environment (e.g. recycling program, pollution education) Mental Health (e.g. stress management, coping skills, self-esteem building) Injury Prevention (e.g. helmet use, falls prevention, etc.)
-Health Protection (e.g. sexual health, etc.)
-Chronic Disease Prevention (e.g. Type II Diabetes, etc.)
-Child and Youth Development (e.g. Healthy Relationships, etc.)

School Trips/Come Home Year Celebrations/Snacks:
Funding is available for school trips and Come Home Year Celebrations to help offset the cost of activities that have a wellness focus or to provide healthy snacks.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180739

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are available for a maximum of $1,000.

School Trips/Come Home Year Celebrations/Snacks: Up to a maximum of $500 is available for school trips and Come Home Year Celebrations to help offset the cost of activities that have a wellness focus or to provide healthy snacks. For any request for funding for healthy snacks, a maximum of $3.00 per person will be allotted.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Regional Community Grants will target nonprofit groups who are working to promote wellness in their communities.

Eligible groups may include but are not limited to:
-School Councils
-Family Resource Centres
-Community/Service groups/centers providing services to children/youth
-Not-for-Profit Organizations

Not Funded / Eligible:
-Contributions to a fund-raising drive; annual or otherwise.
-Core operating expenses (salaries, utility bills).
-Capital expenditures (computers, office equipment, large exercise equipment)
-Scholarships or bursaries awarded to individuals.
-Infrastructure (initiatives that may require construction, maintenance, etc.)
-Conference attendance or professional development workshops

Pre-Application Information:

The deadlines for for application submission are February 28th, May 31st, and September 30th.

Within 30 days applicants will be informed via letter/fax/email of the status of the application.

Please note: Successful applicants must allow approximately 6 weeks for review of application and the receiving of funds.

To ensure applicants receive their funding in a timely and appropriate manner please make note of the following: If your event falls within 6 weeks of either of these deadlines, then please apply using the earliest date.

For example:
-February 28 - for projects beginning April 12 and after
-May 31- for projects beginning July 13 and after
-September 30- for projects beginning November 12 and after

Contact Information:

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

Karla Loder
(709) 454-0346

Tina Coombs
(709) 454-0521

P: (709) 454-0521 / 454-0346
F: (709) 454-4041 / 2464

Grant Coverage Areas:

Eligible groups must be operating within the geographical area served by the Northern Regional Wellness Coalition. The Coalition serves a rural region that is broken into two parts: South Labrador Coast (L’Anse au Clair – Normans Bay) and the Northern Peninsula (Reef’s Harbour/New Ferrole to St. Anthony and all points in between)

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Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador