What is the LIVE WELL PEI Wellness Grant Program?
LIVE WELL PEI is the brand of PEI Chief Public Health Office’s Health Promotion Unit and it serves as a framework to promote healthy living in PEI. The LIVE WELL PEI Grant Program provides the opportunity for not-for-profit organizations, schools, Indigenous Nations, organizations, groups, and communities to apply for one-time funding for new projects and initiatives. The LIVE WELL PEI Grant Program has been designed to support collaboration at the local level to reduce barriers, increase supports, and enhance resources that positively influence health outcomes and make healthy choices easier for all Island residents. The focus of the LIVE WELL PEI Grant Program is on upstream wellness initiatives and chronic disease prevention. Funding is not intended for initiatives/projects that are directly related to primary or acute patient care, chronic disease management, access to care, or coordination of services for those requiring care.
The focus of the 2023-2024 funding cycle is on the 5 pillars (health behaviors) of chronic disease prevention and the social, economic and structural conditions that impact health:
- Healthy Eating
- Physical Activity
- Living Tobacco-Free
- Consuming Alcohol Responsibly
- Mental Wellness
- Determinants of Health (e.g., childhood experiences)
There are two different funding streams for 2023-2024:
- Community Catalyst Grant
- School Health Grant
Applicants can apply to one of three levels of grant funding: $2,500, $5,000, and $7,500.
The level of grant funding being requested should correspond with the project scope. The project selection committee will review and assess your application and budget. The committee may provide you with a lower or higher grant amount than you requested.
Eligible Applicants – Community Catalyst Grant
- Non-profit organizations/associations
- Indigenous governments, bands, councils, or non-profits
- Advocacy groups
- Registered charities
- Social enterprises
- Educational institutions
- Community groups
Eligible Applicants – School Health Grants
- All K-12 schools (public and private).
- For-profit entities
Applications must be received by 9:00 AM on November 6, 2023.
How to apply
Applications can be submitted online. Please review the Program Guidelines prior to completing the online application. The online application must be completed in one sitting; you cannot save and return later.
For information on both grant stream criteria, see the Wellness Grant Program Guidelines.
Please send program-related inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 370-6990. For more information, visit our Live Well PEI website or follow us on Instagram, X (formerly Twitter) and Facebook (@LiveWellPEI) for grant-related news and health promotion resources and information.