Community Health Boards Launch 2018 Wellness Fund Campaign
Community Health Boards (CHBs) across the Nova Scotia are now accepting applications for wellness funds. The small grants support new and innovative projects that meet an identified community need.
Wellness funds are available to non-profit community groups/organizations who have projects that address CHB community health plan priorities and use a population health-based approach in addressing the social determinants of health including healthy child development, education and literacy, poverty and food security, social support networks, coping skills, improved personal health and more.
The wellness funds range from $250 to $3,000.
Applications are available on the CHB web site at www.communityhealthboards.ns.ca/wellness-funds, along with additional information. The deadline for applications is midnight, October 15, 2018.
There are 37 CHBs across the province. You can apply to more than one CHB if your project occurs in more than one CHB area, however a separate application is required for each CHB you are applying to. It is possible that not all projects submitted will receive funds, as CHBs frequently receive more applications for funding than available funds, but all eligible groups are encouraged to apply.
For more information on CHBs, or to contact your local CHB, visit www.communityhealthboards.ns.ca
Victoria County Community Health Board
Wellness Funds are available to support projects that advance community health board priorities and use a population health-based approach in addressing the social determinants of health
The deadline for applications was October 15th, 2017. The application can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or • easternCHBs@nshealth.ca If they have any questions, please call Tamara Stevens at 902.787.3517.
For more information or to download the application visit https://goo.gl/P5vw3Q or contact your local Community Health Board.
Please note: CHB Wellness Fund grants are intended for non-profit community-based organizations. Programs and services offered by an individual, for-profit organization, government department, municipal unit, school board or NSHA are not eligible.
These groups are encouraged to promote this opportunity and support community organizations in submitting an application.
HELD – Wellness Fund Grants 2017-18
Community Health Boards across Nova Scotia are now accepting applications for Wellness Fund Grants. The deadline for applications was October 15th, 2017.
For more information or to download the application visit: www.communityhealthboards.ns.ca/wellness-funds or contact your local Community Health Board
The Community Health Boards (CHB) of Nova Scotia, through the Wellness Funds, support non-profit groups in developing healthy communities.
Wellness Funds support projects addressing local community health plan priorities and the social determinants of health, such as income, education, social supports, early childhood development, etc. These funds are provided by the Department of Health and Wellness.
Do you have a project……
•that will help improve the health of your community?
•that will help people take control of their lives and improve their health?
If so, please fill out our wellness fund application and apply to your local CHB, www.nshealth.ca/community-wellness-funds.
Applications must be submitted to each CHB to which you are applying. You may apply to more than one CHB if your project occurs in more than one CHB area. Deadline for Applications: 12:00 Midnight, November 1, 2016
Please note not all projects submitted may be able to be funded. CHBs frequently receive more applications for funding than funds available.
Community Health Board Wellness Grants 2016-2017
Wellness Grant applications will be available on the Nova Scotia Health Authority website, HERE ( http://www.nshealth.ca/?mc_cid=a8b569104c&mc_eid=0ef00c38a8 ) in early September with a November 1, 2016 deadline. For more information, please contact the Community Health Board Coordinator @ 902-794-8942, email@example.com
Here is the List of Approved Grants 2015-16:
- Baddeck Nursery School Healthy Eating Program $500 Baddeck Nursery School Board, Holly MacInnis
- Baddeck Nursery School Playground Upgrade $500 Baddeck Nursery School Board, Holly MacInnis
- Fresh Fruits Every Day $500 Wagmatcook Fresh Fruit, (School) Gloria MacKaskill
- Girls in Motion $300 Kim Dixon, Raelene Timmons; childrens’ group
- Home and School Healthy Lunches $500 North Highlands Elementary Home and School, Crystal MacKinnon
- Mini-Rugby; 4 – 14 $400 Baddeck Rugby Club, Rev. Brian MacLeod
- North Highlands Nordic Ski Club $500 North Highlands Nordic Ski Club, Linda Murray
- Orienteering $300 Biosphere Northeast Trails Association, Minga O’Brien
- Promoting Healthy Eating $300 Baddeck Academy Playground/Parent Group, Bonnie Kuchta
- Recreational Program Development $250 Ingonish Development Society, Kyla Dunphy-Williams
- Recreational Summer Soccer Program $200 Iona Soccer Club, Murdell MacNeil
- Seniors Chair Fitness Program $300 Little Narrows Development Association, Georgina MacLeod,
- Senior’s Healthy Luncheons $1,000 St. Ann’s Bay Community Health Group Society, Nancy Smith
- Seniors Social Networking for Healthy Living $680 Friends of the Big Bras d’Or Firehall, Mike MacDonald
- Sun Gym equipment and floor repair $500 Bay St. Lawrence Health Society, Margrit Gahlinger
2015-16 Approved Grants Review:
The volunteer board members of the Victoria County Community Health Board met to review and approve grant applications.
It was a difficult evening. In previous years, we had approximately $28,000 to distribute in the community, split almost evenly between two programs. However, one of the programs was discontinued. And, two days ago, we learned that our budget under the remaining program had shrunk to $6,730, according to a formula based on population and used by NS Health throughout the province.
We had $54,630 in applications.
As you can imagine, making the decisions was challenging. All the applications represented good projects, by good people, and we would have been far happier if we could have helped them all succeed.
Last year, we consulted Victoria County residents for direction on our priorities. They told us to put physical activity and healthy food at the top of the list. We have followed that. We also adhered to criteria laid down by NS Health. For example, the grant program emphasizes volunteering, so projects that pay a salary to the organizers were not approved. We also considered factors that would let the money do the most good, such as the number of participants. And, we tried to spread the grants throughout the county.
This message is going out simultaneously to all applicants. The community health board would like to thank all of you for your generosity of time and commitment in making Victoria County a healthier place to live.
Sincerely – Anne Farries, Chair, Victoria County Community Health Board / 902.756.9185
|WELLNESS FUNDS 2015-16 – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS|
|Nova Scotia’s Community Health Boards (CHBs) are once again seeking applications for wellness funds.
A CHB is a committed group of volunteers legislated by the Health Authorities Act. They are mandated to carry out key functions to ensure the health system is responsive to community health needs.
Through the wellness funds, the 37 CHBs support non-profit groups in developing healthy communities. The funding for this initiative comes from the Department of Health and Wellness.
The deadline to apply for Wellness Funds is Nov. 1, 2015. For full details please visit, www.nshealth.ca/community-wellness-funds or contact your local CHB. Applications must be submitted to each CHB to which you are applying. You may apply to more than one CHB if your project occurs in more than one CHB area. Not all projects submitted may be able to be funded, as CHBs frequently receive more applications for funding than funds available, but all those eligible are encourage to apply.
You can forward any Wellness Grant Applications to the Attention of Admin Assistant Benita Manzine. She is the collection point for all of the grant applications this year. Here is the contact info:
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Grants were approved for 22 Projects in Victoria County 2014-15. Please scroll; there is something here for everyone! The funding comes from the Cape Breton Health District, and the grants were approved by volunteers on the Community Health Board. What great programs! Thank you to all the organizers!
SENIORS HEALTHY LUNCH with guest speakers. St. Ann’s Bay Community Health Group 902-929-2889 firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY FRUIT TRAYS for 173 students in grades K – 12. Wagmatcookewey School.
COOKING WORKSHOPS emphasizing local nutritious, fresh and whole foods. Baddeck Community Market. Veronika Brzeski. 902-929-2757 email@example.com
HEALTHY EATING WITH FRUIT SMOOTHIES FOR CHILDREN. Baddeck Academy.
YOUTH COOKING WORKSHOP encouraging fresh, healthy food. Baddeck. Alicia Lake 902-577-3260 cblocalfood firstname.lastname@example.org
ME TIME FITNESS: yoga and weight training. Baddeck. Cyndi Ingraham 902-578-4483
OVER 40 MEN’S HOCKEY Baddeck. David Fraser 902-295-3118 – email@example.com
YOGA, BELLY FIT, WORLD DRUMMING & SENIOR EXERCISE. Big Bras D’or Firehall. Patsy MacKenzie 902-674-2374 firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHERY for all ages. BRAS D’OR ARCHERS. Stephen Kerr 902-295-1519. email@example.com
FOOT CARE CLINIC. Big Bras D’or Firehall. Patsy MacKenzie 902-674-2374 firstname.lastname@example.org
LUNCH AND LEARN community meetings. Neil’s Harbour / New Haven. David Donovan 902-336-2546 – email@example.com
HOT & HEALTHY LUNCHES for students. North Highlands Elementary.
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING for grades 4-6. North Highlands Elementary.
COMMUNITY ORCHARD Bay St. Lawrence Community Centre. Claudia Gahlinger 902-383-2198 firstname.lastname@example.org
GUEST SPEAKERS on dementia, aging & living at home, walk & talk, a healthy back, sustainable communities, story sessions. Englishtown Community Hall. Beth MacCormick 902-929-2687 email@example.com
LIFESTYLE WORKSHOPS FOR MEN 18 and older. Second Chance Society. 902-567-0979 firstname.lastname@example.org
LET’S GO RIDE A BIKE Cape Breton Down Syndrome Society 902-577-4290 email@example.com
CAPE BRETON FIDDLERS RUN Youth cross-country running. Bernadette MacLellan 902-564-0087 firstname.lastname@example.org
HEMACHROMATOSIS EDUCATION hidden iron overload in Celtic descendants. Canadian Hemachromatosis Society, Gordon Sutherland 902-828-2645 email@example.com
LOGO DEVELOPMENT Pan Cape Breton Food Hub, to build advertising of local food. Alicia Lake 902-577-3260 cblocalfood firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY NIGHT HOCKEY for Iona and nearby communities, youth and adult. Kevin MacKenzie 902-622-2667 or 902-322-4683 Ka4@seaside.ns.ca
CIRCUIT TRAINING, BASKETBALL, DANCING and other fitness programs. Washabuck Community Centre. 902-725-2444 email@example.com