Health and well­ness grant ap­pli­ca­tions now avail­able

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Ap­pli­ca­tions are now avail­able for grants through the 2013-14 New­found­land and Labrador Pro­vin­cial Health and Well­ness grants pro­gram.

Those wish­ing to ap­ply for grants from $5,000 to $10,000 must use the fund­ing to ei­ther fully fund or con­trib­ute to a project. Th­ese projects must meet cer­tain cri­te­ria out­lined by the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment demon­strat­ing a vi­sion of healthy liv­ing and well­ness, and in­clude ini­ta­tives re­lat­ing to se­niors, health pro­mo­tion or can­cer preven­tion and aware­ness.

Ap­pli­cants must be ei­ther a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, in­cor­po­rated mu­nic­i­pal­ity or lo­cal ser­vice dis­trict or an abo- rig­i­nal gov­ern­ment or or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Thir­teen or­ga­ni­za­tions from the Trin­ity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia re­gion re­ceived fund­ing dur­ing the 2012-13 grant of­fer­ings through three dif­fer­ent grant op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Some of the “age-friendly” grants were awarded to Car­bon­ear Recre­ation Com­mis­sion ($10,000), River­side Board of Man­age­ment in Salmon Cove ($5,000), Town of Point Lance in Pla­cen­tia ($5,000), 55 Plus As­so­ci­a­tion in Whit­bourne ($5,000) and Turks Gut CB 50 Plus/Se­niors Club ($10,000).

The “ag­ing se­niors” grants were awarded to two or­ga­ni­za­tions in the re­gion, in­clud­ing Pla­cen­tia Area Cham­ber of Com­merce ($8,000) and the Town of Bri­gus ($5,000).

The Cor­pus Christi Com­mu­nity Spe­cial Projects from Gull Is­land, Burnt Point, North­ern Bay re­ceived $15,000 from the “pro­vin­cial well­ness grant,” the Dildo Recre­ation Com­mit­tee re­ceived $5,000, the Recre­ation Com­mit­tee for the Lo­cal Ser­vice Dis­trict of Blake­town re­ceived $5,000, $5,000 went to the New Har­bour Youth and Recre­ation, the Spa­niard’s Bay Recre­ation Com­mis­sion re­ceived $5,000 and the Up­per Is­land Cove In­ter­ac­tive Play­group also re­ceived $5,000.

To ap­ply for a health and well­ness grant, v isit www.gov.nl.ca/health.

Dead­line for sub­mis­sions is Dec. 13, 2013.

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