This grant program will provide up to $2000 to support organizations in their efforts to increase physical activity, healthy eating, community connections and innovative learning experiences in New Brunswick’s after school hours programs. Eligible programs must be led by a New Brunswick organization that is committed to furthering the wellness of New Brunswickers. The types of organizations may include schools, networks, coalitions, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations (local, regional, provincial), associations and private businesses such as day cares or preschool programs. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
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The Age Friendly Community movement encourages the establishment of policies, services, and structures that promote healthy aging and wellness. These actions enable seniors to live in secure, healthy environments where they can contribute fully in society. The New Brunswick Age-Friendly Recognition Program recognizes success and encourages communities and municipalities to take sustainable action towards becoming Age-Friendly. To be recognized for their Age-Friendly efforts, communities must complete 4 basic steps based on the WHO framework. These steps demonstrate a community’s commitment to Age-Friendly principles through community engagement, and action. Each step is designed to help communities increase awareness, and gather support from key partners (e.g citizens, local agencies, non-government organizations, and local business).
- The Wellness Movement in collaboration with The New Brunswick Collaborative for Healthy Aging and Care
“It Starts with a Seed” is a report detailing success stories from the Community Food Action Grant Program, which helps build food security throughout New Brunswick by funding various community projects and initiatives. In 2012-2013, the CFA Grant Program supported 46 projects in New Brunswick communities. The report features 7 of them with beautiful pictures and captivating storytelling.
- New Brunswick Department of Social Development
“A Growing Good” is a report detailing success stories from the Community Food Action Grant Program, which helps build food security throughout New Brunswick by funding various community projects and initiatives. In 2013-2014, the CFA Grant Program supported 91 projects in New Brunswick communities. The report features 12 of them with beautiful pictures and captivating storytelling.
This grant program will provide up to $5,000 to support community-led solutions to help improve healthy eating in New Brunswick by creating greater food security at the community level. Eligible initiatives must contribute to the three goals of the Community Food Action Program:
• Increase access to healthy food
• Increase food knowledge and skills
• Strengthen your community’s ability to create greater food security for all
The Go NB grant is designed to strengthen physical literacy and reduce barriers to sport participation for children and youth, with a particular focus on under-represented populations. Provincial and Local Sport organizations, municipalities, non-profits and First Nations are all eligible for this grant. The objectives of this program are two-fold:
a) Supporting projects that strengthen physical literacy and children and youth participation that
are compatible with the first three stages of Canadian Sport for Life: Active Start, FUNdamentals
and Learn to Train.
b) Supporting projects that provide opportunities for persons from under-represented and/or
marginalized populations to actively participate in sport. Under-represented groups include:
Aboriginal youth, persons with a disability, women and girls and economically disadvantaged
This program develops and supports health promotion efforts that involve all areas of health, including physical, emotional and social health; preventing injury and disease; supporting healthy decision-making and behaviours which will last into adulthood; and encouraging successful learning.
- New Brunswick Department of Health
This Program provides support for initiatives that raise awareness of the importance and enjoyment of physical activity and provide new or expanded opportunities for New Brunswickers to be active. The activity must correspond to a need identified in the “Community Health Profile” of their community.
The objectives of this grant program is to help to:
- Increase the number of opportunities available for New Brunswickers to become and stay active every day
- Encourage and support leadership in the community
- Promote the benefits and enjoyment of continued involvement in physical activity
- Address common barriers to physical activity faced by New Brunswickers
- Actively encourage those not already involved in participation to get active
Not-for profit organization, local community physical activity, sport or recreation organization and municipalities are eligible to this program. The maximum funding is $5000 per project per year. The Program is intended for initiatives that create and support opportunities to engage in physical activity and/or to promote the benefits of physical activity. It also aims to create new activities or programs, or in enhance those that already exist in the province. Examples of eligible activities may include but are not limited to: Training sessions and workshops that help increase/improve physical activity and networking opportunities and innovating partnerships within the community such as sport/recreation forums.
Across New Brunswick, there are Regional Wellness Consultants that act as connectors and facilitators to help communities, families, organizations, schools and workplaces enhance their wellness. No matter what aspect of wellness you are working on, they can help guide you to the right resource and offer financial support. This map will help you identify which Regional Wellness Consultant covers your region and provides contact information for each of them.
The Regional Wellness Grant Program supports community-led wellness initiatives that lead to the development of healthy and resilient people living in healthy and resilient environments. To be considered for funding your initiative must contribute to support at least two of the following focus areas: mental fitness and resilience, healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco-free living.
Your initiative must also be led by a New Brunswick organization that is committed to furthering the wellness of New Brunswickers. The types of organizations may include Wellness Networks, coalitions, schools, communities, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations (local, regional, provincial) and associations. Individuals and private businesses are not eligible to apply.
Grant applications for the Regional Wellness Grant Program will be accepted throughout the year, providing funds are available. Eligible applicants can receive up to $5,000 in grant funding.
For more information, contact your Regional Wellness Consultant.