Applications are now open for Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia grants. Made possible through the support of donors, Community Grants and Capital Health Addictions and Mental Health Program (CHAMHP) Grants fund initiatives and programs across Nova Scotia with mental health mandates.
The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia administers a Community Grants Program to support individuals and organizations to undertake programs or services that will benefit the mental health of individuals throughout Nova Scotia. The amount of money designated for the Community Grants Program is set each year by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees and dispersed in three instalments. This year, the Mental Health Foundation is pleased to open quarterly applications for Community Grants in January, April, July and October to make funding available on a more timely basis.
Examples of Community Grants Program projects include advocacy and anti-stigma programs, educational opportunities and pilot or demonstration projects. Newly released 'Named Grants' address specific needs in the province and are generously funded by our partners. Named Grants follow the same application process as Community Grants.
Capital Health Addictions and Mental Health Program Grants
The Mental Health Foundation is pleased to offer CHAMHP Grants to provide funds that enhance the services of the Capital Health Addictions and Mental Health Program. CHAMHP Grants are for projects that would not receive funding from capital or operating budgets. Grants typically focus on client wellness initiatives, community education projects, community access, and intervention strategies for identified populations. All staff and physicians of the Capital Health Addictions and Mental Health Program are invited to apply for funds to support programs and services.
Since the launch of the Foundation’s Grants Programs in 2006, over 2.6 million in funding has been distributed through Community Grants and CHAMHP Grants across Nova Scotia. This year's grants will impact an estimated 30,000 individuals directly through programs and services, and an estimated 150,000 indirectly.
Please visit www.mentalhealthns.ca/grants for application forms, criteria and Frequently Asked Questions.
The deadline for all submissions is 4:00pm, Friday, February 27.
For any additional questions or for more information, please call the Foundation at 902.464.6000.