Grant Name: Health Promotion Impact Grant
Please note that the Health Promotion Impact Grant application process for this 2021-2022 year has now closed as funds have already been awarded to successful applicants.
Stay tuned for future information on next year’s 2022-2023 Wellness Grant Program and opportunities to apply
Grant funding for targeted initiatives and interventions that address modifiable risk factors for chronic disease in PEI.
Eligible projects should support community capacity-building and demonstrate a multi-sectoral approach to addressing a complex population health issue. Eligible applicants must submit project proposals that present an evidence-based approach to address one of the following areas:
- Environments that support physical activity (Physical Activity Pillar):
Goal: Create physical and social environments that encourage physical activity, make it easier to be physically active, and build physical literacy among populations that experience health inequities.
- Healthy eating policy and food systems change (Healthy Eating Pillar):
Goal: Develop policies and address food systems that make it easier, more affordable, and more accessible to eat healthier, local foods. This can be through local procurement initiatives, organizational policies, or initiatives to reduce barriers and/or develop solutions to increase access to healthy foods for food insecure populations.
- Promote responsible alcohol use (Responsible Alcohol Use Pillar):
Goal: Reduce the harms associated with alcohol use through the promotion of Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines and/or create social environments that support responsible alcohol use and/or a culture of abstinence.
- Prevention of tobacco use and smoking cessation (Tobacco Reduction Pillar):
Goal: Prevent the uptake of smoking and vaping among youth or support tobacco and vaping cessation efforts for high-priority populations.
Enhance social connectedness and sense of belonging in communities (Mental Wellness Pillar):
Goal: Foster increased intergenerational and/or intercultural social and community connectedness.
The Health Promotion Impact Grant is available to organizations with established partnerships and sufficient human resources, capacity and expertise required to conduct evidence-based program/policy development, delivery, and evaluation.
Eligible applicants include:
- Provincial and national non-profit organizations within PEI
- Mi’kmaq First Nations or other Indigenous organizations
- Community groups and organizations
- Post-secondary institutions
Individuals are not eligible to apply. Eligibility is restricted to groups and organizations operating within Prince Edward Island.
How to Apply?
Please note: You must complete the online form in one sitting. You cannot save your work and return to finish it later. You are advised to complete the project plan (described below) before opening the online form so you can either upload the completed document or copy and paste prepared text into the text field provided for each section.
You will be asked to provide:
- Contact information for the business or organization (e.g. address, email, phone, any social media platforms) and project lead
- Type of organization, i.e. incorporated business, not-for-profit, municipality
- Detailed project information including:
- Project title
- Expected start and end dates
- Estimated total cost of project and grant amount requested
- Region the project will take place, including specific community and/or settings
- Health behavior being addressed
- Detailed plan for proposed project using the Project Plan Template
- Please review the full list of questions for the Health Promotion Impact Grant which can be found on the template. Some examples of questions include how your project plan will meet the criteria and goals of the funding opportunity, evidence to support the need for this initiative, populations that will be targeted, etc.
- Sustainability of project implementation and activity
- Partner organizations – a minimum of two partner organizations are required for this grant. Applicants will need to have partner organizations’ completed templates to upload to their online application.
- Budget of all anticipated project expenses (fields provided to upload or enter itemized text; download the budget template)
Additional background information on health promotion concepts and grant application writing resources can be found here
Up to a maximum of $10,000
Prince Edward Island