What is the Wellness Grant Program?
The Department of Health and Wellness recognizes the importance of health promotion to reduce reliance on the health system and positively influence healthier lifestyles and community well-being. The Wellness Grant program has been designed to support local efforts to enhance community-based resources, systems, and networks that can positively influence health outcomes and make healthy choices easier for all Islanders. The program provides support for active engagement and collaborative approaches to addressing the social determinants of health and preventing chronic disease.
Since 2015, the Wellness Grant Program has funded over 90 projects.
The Wellness Grant Program provides funding to support initiatives guided by health promotion principles in the following areas:
- Physical Activity
- Tobacco Reduction
- Healthy Eating
- Responsible Alcohol Use
- Mental Wellness
The 2022-23 Wellness Grant Program will be offering: Community Catalyst Grant for Island municipalities, a grant designed to support Island communities in mobilizing and building local capacity; and the School Health Grant, a grant designed to re-engage student in health promotion activities at their schools.
Covid-19 related considerations
Applicants are reminded to follow all directions from the PEI Chief Public Health Office when developing project plans and to be mindful of the COVID-19 restrictions regarding events and gathering limits.
How to apply
Applications can be submitted online this year. Applicants are encouraged to review the grant application requirements in advance of starting their online submission, as the online application process must be completed in one sitting.
Interested applicants are encouraged to email the Health Promotion Unit if they have questions about this funding opportunity.
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