Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia calls for second round of applications for 2017-2018 Community Grants Program

DARTMOUTH, NS – The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia is pleased to announce it is now accepting applications for its bi-annual 2017-2018 Community Grants.  The second call for grants comes during the same week as the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting. 

“Our Community Grants Program provides support to individuals and organizations province-wide to undertake programs and services that benefit the mental health of all individuals,” says Starr Dobson, President and CEO of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.

“We are delighted to announce our call for applications during the week of our AGM because both occasions highlight our commitment to fundraising for mental healthcare, research, anti-stigma and workplace campaigns across our region.”

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, July 6th at 10:00am in the Hugh Bell Library at the Nova Scotia Hospital.  Awards will be presented to friends of the Foundation in the following categories: Partners in our Vision (Bell Aliant and “He is Me, She is Me” video partners; RPM Productions, Dr. Rod Wilson and Jonathan Lewis), Outstanding Volunteers (Linda Townsend, Trail N’ Tails and Chris Sperdakes and Andrew Bartlett, JSMT Fundraising) and Outstanding Achievement (Lily DeYoung and Shawna Coleman, Models for Mental Health).

Since 2006, the Foundation has provided more than $3 million in funding through its grants program in support of organizations with a mental health mandate. 

Programs and services include mental health staff training, healthy living initiatives, community integration supports, housing projects, anti-stigma education and anti-bullying programs. Last year's grants impacted an estimated 39,000 individuals directly and nearly 200,000 indirectly.

The Foundation looks forward to a successful 2017-2018 year. The Foundation’s 2016-2017 Community Report can be downloaded at mentalhealthns.ca.  More information on how to apply for grants can be found at mentalhealthns.ca/grants.

About the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of Nova Scotians living with mental illness and their loved ones.  The Foundation raises funds for vital programs and services that help make this possible, province-wide.

 www.mentalhealthns.ca

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 Media Contact:

Jennifer Lewandowski, Communications Lead
Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia
T: 902.464.3210
E: jennifer.lewandowski@nshealth.ca