Funding Opportunities


Do you have a food security-related project idea that requires financial support? Wellness Coalition Community Grant application deadlines are fast approaching! Contact your regional office in order to find out more about eligibility and project requirements. Below you will find a list of Coalitions, a brief statement on application deadlines, and website addresses where you may find out more about your region's funding opportunities.

Wellness Coalition-Avalon East Applications are due on January 15th.

The organization notes:

“For this application period we are especially looking for project applications that focus on Child and Youth Development. We will still accept applications that focus on the other wellness areas – healthy eating, physical activity, living smoke –free, injury prevention, mental health promotion, healthy environments, and health literacy, however, preference will be given to those focused on Child and Youth Development (this is defined in the guideline section of the application.) This is to encourage projects in the wellness areas where we see less project ideas.”

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Applications may be sent to: Wellness Coalition-Avalon East c/o Health Promotion, Eastern Health Mount Pearl Square, Community Services 760 Topsail Road Mount Pearl, NL A1N 3J5

Central Wellness Coalition Applications are due on February 1, 2012

The Central Regional Wellness Coalition has different funding opportunities available such as the Community Grants Program and discretionary funds. We also have promotional items available to community groups to use as giveaways. To receive funding or promotional items from the CRWC you must be a networking member.

The Central Regional Wellness Coalition offers a Community Grants Program up to a maximum of $2000 per group annually. The purpose of the grants program is to support groups and organizations in the central region who are working to promote wellness in their communities.

Eastern Region Wellness Coalition Applications are due on March 1, 2012

The purpose of the grant program is to support community involvement and action to promote wellness. This program provides opportunity to foster and strengthen community partnerships.

To be eligible to apply, a group must be:

  • A member of the Eastern Regional Wellness Coalition
  • A non-profit group interested in promoting the health and well-being of their community. A group is considered not-for-profit if it meets all the following conditions: it is organized and operates solely for not-for-profit purposes in the region and it does not make any of its income available for the personal benefit of any of its members
  • Be operating in the geographic boundary of the Coalition (from Port Blandford to Holyrood including the Bonavista and Burin Peninsulas, Placentia and Trinity Conception areas)
  • In good standing with the Community Grant Program (if received a grant previously, all required reports must have been received)

What should your initiative or project involve?

  • Community partners
  • Engage members of the intended target population (e.g. project of the youth should have youth involved with the planning and project activities).
  • Part of an ongoing plan which addresses one or more priority areas.
  • Expected outcomes
  • If there is a large food request it must be a part of an ongoing program (e.g. community garden, community kitchen, cooking skills program)

Successful applicants will receive up to a maximum of $1000.00.

Western Regional Wellness Coalition Applications are due on March 15, 2012

The Western Regional Wellness Coalition (WRWC) is dedicated to the promotion of healthy living and wellness to all people in the western region of Newfoundland and Labrador. The purpose of the grant program is to support community involvement and action to promote wellness.

All individuals, community groups, organizations and schools, in the western region, who are interested in promoting wellness, are eligible to apply for project funding through the WRWC.

If you are planning an activity, an event or a project that focuses on one or more of the priority areas, you may be eligible to apply for a community or school grant. The maximum amount of funding that may be requested for a community event is $1000 and $500 for a school event. To receive funding, the activity, event or project MUST be consistent with the objectives of the WRWC in promoting wellness and focusing on the 8 priority areas.

Labrador Regional Wellness Coalition Applications are due on Feb. 1, 2012

The Coalition’s goal is: “to provide the means to carry out wellness activities. Some examples of wellness activities are walking clubs, cooking sessions, recycling programs, health fairs or whatever you think is best for your community.”

Northern Regional Wellness Coalition Applications are due on February 28, 2012

Our Community Grants will target non-profit groups/individuals who are working to promote wellness in their communities. Eligible groups/individuals may include but are not limited to:

  •  School Councils
  • Family Resource Centres
  • Community groups/centers providing services to children/youth

Contact the Wellness Coalition in your area to find out more about their community grants program!