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 80 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 2021-22 Wellness Grant Program will be offering two different streams: a Community Catalyst Grant designed to support Island communities in mobilizing and building local capacity; and a Health Promotion Impact Grant designed to support larger, targeted initiatives that address modifiable risk factors for chronic disease.
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. A new component has been added to the Grant application requiring applicants to outline public health-related considerations, where applicable. Applications that fail to account for current regulations will be considered ineligible.
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.