Application criteria
NOVA SCOTIA MENTAL HEALTH & ADDICTIONS, CENTRAL ZONE Program Grants

FAQ


The Mental Health Foundation is pleased to offer Nova Scotia Mental Health & Addictions, Central Zone Grants to provide funds that enhance the services provided by the Central Zone Mental Health & Addictions Porgram. NSMHA, Central Zone Grants are for projects that typically would not receive funding from capital or operating budgets.

We will be accepting grant submissions from January 4 - February 23, 2018 (4:00pm). Please check back on January 4 to download an application.

Read the information below carefully before downloading and completing your application.
Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.

 

PROCESS

The call for applications goes out in January and funding is awarded on an annual basis.

Call for Applications
January

Applications Close
End of February

Funding Awarded
April

Interim Report - Download PDF


As the Foundation has a responsibility to report back to our donors, we require successful applicants to provide us with an update on the status of their projects. This report should explain how the first installment of grant funding has helped you deliver your program/service, including Financials. It should also touch on the community impact of your work.

The NSHA Mental Health & Addictions, Central Zone Program Grant interim report is due Friday, December 15, 2017.

 

Criteria

The Foundation strives to fund programs that are developed by Nova Scotians who are passionate about changing the way people think about mental illness.

 

All submissions must meet the following criteria to be forwarded to the Grants Committee for scoring:

  • clearly state the project's objective
  • clearly state the project's timeline
  • clearly state the project's budget
  • align with the Foundation's Vision and Mission
  • assist the Foundation in generating at least two of the following: awareness, recognition, relationships and growth
  • impact an appropriate number of people
  • align with the Foundation's Gift Acceptance Policy
  • have proper attention paid to the overall quality (spelling, grammar, completeness, readability, etc.)
  • be unique (no copy & paste) and compelling

 

Funding for the following will not be considered:

  • requests over $25,000
  • human or capital costs (furniture, equipment, etc.) covered under the NSMHA, Central Zone operating budget

applying

We will be accepting grant submissions from January 4 - February 23, 2018 (4:00pm). Please check back on January 4 to download an application.

Please consult our FAQ section for further information and direct any additional questions to grants@mentalhealthns.ca or 902.464.6000.