Violence Against Women Prevention Grant

The Interministerial Women's Secretariat works with community organizations to develop projects, programs and services that benefit women in Prince Edward Island. A one-time fund of $50,000 has been established to fund projects whose focus is the prevention of violence against women in Prince Edward Island.                       

What are the funding objectives?

The objective of the Violence Against Women Prevention Grant is to provide project funding to community organizations for innovative projects that will enhance awareness, education and action towards preventing violence against women in Prince Edward Island. For more information, please click on the Funding Guidelines link under the Resources Section (on the right hand side of the webpage).

What are the eligibility requirements?            

  • Incorporated non-profit organizations of PEI are eligible for funding. (Projects submitted by an individual are not eligible).
  • This is a one-time only grant. Projects that require multi-year funding will not be considered.
  • All groups must commit to signing a contract and adhering to the requirements of the contract (including stipulations regarding insurance, reporting, or other).
  • All budgets need to clearly demonstrate how proposed expenditures are related to the project. Eligible expenditures include the following:
    • Salaries and benefits;
    • Honoraria;
    • Professional fees related to the project;
    • Facility rental and utilities;
    • Office equipment;
    • Materials and supplies;
    • Publicity and promotion;
    • Provincial travel;
    • Evaluation.

How will my submission be assessed?

Grant applications will be assessed and graded on a point system based on the applicant’s ability to communicate how it meets the objectives of the funding program as expressed by the following criteria:           

  • Does the proposal clearly articulates how the project will enhance the prevention of violence against women in and/or girls in PEI through community awareness, public education activities and/or action?
  • Does the proposal clearly describe the project activities to prevent violence against women in PEI?
  • Is the project is likely to succeed (for example, does it propose realistic timelines and achievable goals?;
  • Does the proposal show a strong focus on prevention measures that are likely to be effective?
  • Does the proposal provide examples of community support for the project (for example, letters of support that clearly identify the benefits of funding this project)? 
  • Is the project budget clear, and is it an appropriate financial request for the proposed activities?
  • Does the proposal show evidence-based ways to respond to preventing violence against women?
  • Does the proposal clearly identify anticipated project outcomes and describe how the project will be evaluated?
Note: Submissions must include, at a minimum, one letter of support from a stakeholder and/or project partner.

What is the application process?

Proposals must be received by September 29, 2017.

Any proposals that do not meet the eligibility requirements will be disqualified. A review committee will assess all eligible proposals. All final funding decisions will be made by the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women. Successful applicants will be notified by November 25, 2017 - International Day of the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

What do I need to include with my application package?

Your funding application must include the following:

  • completed application form;
  • all necessary attachments that describe organizational and project information; and
  • detailed budget that outlines all expenses and revenues for the project (including any other sources of funding and/or in-kind support).

How do I submit my application?

Submit (3) hard copies to the address below plus one electronic copy of your proposal to :


Who do I contact with questions?

Interministerial Women’s Secretariat

PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Telephone: (902) 368-6494
Fax: (902) 894-0242



Submitting a proposal does not guarantee funding.  Not all qualified applications are guaranteed to receive funding. The number of projects that can be supported and the degree of support a project receives will be determined by the program budget. These are one-time only grants. Projects that require multi-year funding will not be considered. As determined by the adjudicating committee and upon final decision of the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, approved funding amounts may be different from proposal amounts. Organizations with approved projects will be required to sign a project contract with the Interministerial Women’s Secretariat.          


Published date: 
May 25, 2017
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Women's Secretariat
3rd Floor Jones Building,
11 Kent Street,
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: (902) 368-6494