Health and wellness grant applications now available
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.