FAQ - Community Grants APPLICATIONS

q: hOW ARE grant applications evaluated?

A: Grant applications are evaluated by a committee of independent reviewers. Each reviewer scores the application based on the following questions:

-Does it address a unique need and will it have a measurable impact?
-Does it empower positive change and promote reintegration?
-Does it demonstrate collaboration and partnership?
-Is the project relevant?
-Is the project sustainable?
-Is there a vision for future growth?
-Is the budget clearly outlined and does it provide value for the money requested?

 

Q: Will I be notified if my application is not successful?

A: Yes. All applicants will be notified when the committee has completed evaluations.

 

Q: DO I NEED TO APPLY THE QUARTER BEFORE I REQUIRE FUNDING?

A: No. You may apply during any quarter in advance of your project. If your application is successful, you will be contacted and funding will be made available in the most appropriate quarter.


Q: Do I receive funding all at once?

A: No. Successful applicants will receive 70% of their funding up front. The remaining 30% will be released after the completion of the interim report.  Funds not spent during the current fiscal year must be returned to the Foundation, along with your Final Report.  

 

Q: What is the interim report?

A: The interim report is required by the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia to ensure accurate and anticipated use of funds. It is a way for grant recipients to demonstrate the success of their project. It also allows the Foundation the opportunity to share positive stories throughout the year.

 

q: IF MY APPLICATION IS NOT SUCCESSFUL, IS IT AUTOMATICALLY CONSIDERED FOR FUNDING THE FOLLOWING QUARTER?

A: No. However, you may choose to re-apply in a subsequent quarter. We recommend updating and editing your application to reflect the time of year.

 

q:IF I RECEIVE FUNDING, CAN I APPLY AGAIN IN ANOTHER QUARTER?

A: Yes, as long as it is for a different initiative.

 

Q:can i apply for more than one grant in the same quarter?

A: Yes, as long as the projects are unique.

 

Q: Can I promote my project as being supported by the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia?

A: Yes, successful applicants will receive a complete media kit when funding is awarded. We are excited about your project too!

 

 

Have a question that is not listed here? Please direct questions to info@mentalhealthns.ca or call 902.464.6000