The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia provides financial support to individuals and organizations province-wide to undertake programs or services that will benefit the mental health of individuals throughout Nova Scotia.
The Foundation awards grant funding on a bi-annual basis to reflect the frequency of funding needs. Please review our criteria carefully before applying and consult our Frequently Asked Questions section for more information.
We recommend those who are seeking funding for year-round programming or funding over $10,000 apply in January. All other applicants have the option to apply when funding is needed. (Please keep the length of the granting process in mind and apply accordingly.)
First call: January 4, 2019
Second call: July 4, 2019
4:00pm, February 22, 2019
August 15, 2019
The Foundation strives to fund programs that are developed by Nova Scotians who are passionate about changing the way people think about mental illness.
Each submission 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 Mission and Vision
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 will not be accepted
conferences, sponsorships or annual fundraising campaigns
operating expenses (except initially for new undertakings)
projects that should normally be funded by government
general endowment funds
equipment, improvements or undertakings that are essentially commercial
projects outside Nova Scotia
***Note to successful applicants***
Funds not spent during the current fiscal year must be returned to the Foundation, along with your Final Report.
Please consult our FAQ section for further information and direct any additional questions to Grants Lead Sherri.Topple@nshealth.ca or 902.464.6000.