Wellness Grants Support Healthy Communities, Healthy Families

Health and Community Services
November 18, 2013

Applications Invited for 2013-14 Health and Wellness Grants Program

Community groups and non-profit organizations are invited to apply for funding through the Provincial Government’s 2013-14 Health and Wellness Grants Program. The deadline is December 13, 2013.

“Community organizations are important contributors to the social development of our communities and regions. They are strong advocates who foster health and wellness and deliver key programs and services to citizens of the province. I encourage community groups and non-profit organizations to take advantage of this opportunity and make a submission.”
– The Honourable Susan Sullivan, Minister of Health and Community Services

Requests for funding must be between $5,000-$10,000 and be used to either fully fund a project or as a contribution toward the total project cost. Proposed projects must align with the department’s vision of healthy living and wellness and include initiatives relating to seniors, health promotion, or cancer prevention and awareness.

To access the application and program guidelines, please visit www.gov.nl.ca/health

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to supporting important social programs, strong communities and health and well-being of children, families, and seniors.

QUICK FACTS

  • The Provincial Government is launching a call for applications for its Health and Wellness Program.
  • Eligible applicants are non-profit organizations, incorporated municipalities, local service districts, and/or Aboriginal governments or organizations.
  • In 2012-13, 108 groups located throughout the province received grants.
  • Since 2005, the Provincial Government has awarded almost $6 million in health and wellness grants to further activities that support the work being done through several provincial strategies, including the Provincial Wellness Plan, Healthy Aging Policy Framework, and the Cancer Control Policy Framework.

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Media contact:
Scott Barfoot
Director of Communications
Department of Health and Community Services
709-729-1377, 690-6290
scottbarfoot@gov.nl.ca

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