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Grants to Newfoundland and Labrador Nonprofits and
Community Groups to Promote Health and Wellness

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Western Regional Wellness Coalition (WRWC)

Deadline Date:

04/30/20 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $1,000 to Newfoundland and Labrador nonprofit organizations and community groups for projects and events to promote health and wellness in the western region. Activities must promote at least one of the wellness priority areas: healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco-free living, mental health and addiction, injury prevention, reproductive health, and child and youth development. Funding is also intended to foster partnerships among community groups.

All grant proposals will need to include a health promotion activity. Projects should aim to help residents and communities increase control over and improve their own health.

Projects that engage participants, are based on ideas that have been proven to support improved health and lead to lasting changes will be given high priority for funding.

The Western Regional Wellness Coalition (WRWC) has identified eight priority areas to support wellness. All grant proposals must relate to one or more of the wellness priority areas as listed below. 

  • Healthy Eating: Healthy eating is important to the overall health of individuals, families, and communities. 
  • Physical Activity: Physical activity or active living includes exercise as well as other activities which involve movement such as playing, working, recreational activities, gardening and using active ways to get around the community. 
  • Tobacco Free Living: Communities, organizations, and agencies play an important role in promoting tobacco free living. 
  • Healthy environments: Healthy environments are about creating and maintaining environments which promote good public health. 
  • Mental Health Promotion and Addiction Prevention: Mental Health Promotion is about promoting good mental health and well-being for all individuals and communities. 
  • Injury Prevention: Injuries that happen as a result of “accidents” can often be prevented if safety measures are considered ahead of time. 
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health: Sexual health is an important component of overall health and wellbeing. 
  • Child and Youth Development: Infant and early childhood experiences influence health throughout life. 

Priority Populations: 

A specific priority population must be identified – be as specific as possible. Projects that identify a priority population are more likely to receive funding. Priority populations are those groups that would benefit most from the project or initiative (i.e., who are at highest risk if the project does not occur).

  • Medical factors (such as persons with disabilities, pregnant/postpartum women, people with mental illness and/or addictions, those with HIV infection).
  • Behavioral factors (such as populations with high smoking rates, needle sharing, engaging unprotected sex, sedentary lifestyle or suffering the effects of stigma, etc.).
  • Chronic disease (populations with chronic diseases such as cancer or stroke patients/survivors, arthritis sufferers, high risk for chronic diseases).
  • Access to health and wellness opportunities (rural, lack of structured community programs and venues).

More about each of the priority areas can be found at

Eligible expenses can be found at

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163262

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are available for a maximum of $1,000.

Term of Contract:

You must complete the project as outlined in this application within 12 months of the grant approval date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
- Community Groups and Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations.

- Previous grant recipients must have submitted their project report and receipts for any completed projects prior to submitting a new application.

- Groups may reapply for funding in the same year, even if the first project is ongoing. However, preference may be given to groups that have not already received funding in the current grant review year.

- Engaging partners may increase the success and sustainability of your project. Applicants are encouraged to partner with at least one other local group to carry out the project. Proposals with one or more partners identified receive a higher priority for funding. A partner is separate from your organization. Partners may contribute in many ways, such as: providing staff or volunteers to help plan or carry out the project; providing space, equipment or funding; and administering project funds if your group does not have a bank account.

Not Eligible:
- Business and for-profit groups
- Health Authority Staff
- Research projects
- Projects/events that begin or are completed before the application review process is completed
- Repeated programs with the same participants (i.e., the same project cannot be funded twice, when it is offered to the same participants; however, programs can be repeated with new participants or the group can apply for funding for a different project).

Ineligible Expenses:
- Contributions to fundraisers
- Registration fees for memberships, program participation, and conferences
- Core operating expenses (i.e. rent, heat, lights, office supplies, etc.)
- Capital expenditures (such as computers)
- Salaries and coordinating fees
- Prize money, contest money, scholarships, awards
- Start-up expenses for a business plan

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted three times per year and must be received by 4:30 pm on the deadline day. Applications can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed. Projects will not be considered for funding if received after this time or if the project has started and/or finished within the four weeks required to process grant applications.

Deadline dates are:
- April 30: For projects starting May 31 – October 31
- September 30: For projects starting November 1– February 28
- January 30: For Projects starting March 1– May 30

All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their local Western Health Wellness Facilitator for consultation when preparing grant applications. Wellness Facilitators are available to work with groups to strengthen grant applications by providing guidance regarding project goals and objectives, budget development, partnerships, and evaluation. Wellness Facilitators can also identify developed programs that are readily available to meet community needs.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Please return completed applications to:
Western Regional Wellness Coalition
C/O Tanya Barnes Matthews
P.O. Box 2005
Corner Brook, NL, A2H 6J7

Tel: (709) 637-5000, ext. 5355
Fax: (709) 637-5624

To contact a Wellness Facilitator in your area:
- Bonne Bay & Area, Port Saunders & Area: (709) 458-2381, ext. 268
- Bay of Islands & Area, Deer Lake, White Bay: (709) 632-2920
- Bay St. George South, Stephenville, Port aux Basques, Burgeo, Ramea & Area: (709) 646-3728

Grant Coverage Areas:

Western Health region (Port Saunders to Port aux Basques, Burgeo, Ramea and South-West Coast, east to White Bay)

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador

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