The Fund will support preventative, community-based, health projects rooted in an understanding of the social determinants of health. Projects should take place in Shelburne, Yarmouth or Digby Counties and must be led by a qualified donee (registered charity, municipality, post-secondary institution, etc.). Proposed projects should focus on improved population health and reduced health inequities. Applicants must demonstrate how their proposal aligns with these objectives in their application.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant organization must:

  • Demonstrate a well-defined community health purpose.
  • Be located in Shelburne, Yarmouth or Digby Counties.
  • Be a qualified donee as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency or be partnered with an eligible organization.
    • Applications must come from the governing body of the applicant or be accompanied by a letter of permission from the governing body.

Grants may be awarded for multiyear projects if there is a realistic plan for ongoing evaluation and for long-term viability.

Selection Criteria

A panel of community members with relevant knowledge and experience will assess each application and short-list those deemed to best meet the granting criteria. They will recommend grant amounts for those short-listed applications to the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia (CFNS). CFNS will then approve successful applicants from this short list and the amounts to be granted.

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Grants are issued annually. The 2022 deadline is Thursday, March 31.