Wellness Learning Opportunities Grants
One time grants for conferences, workshops, presentations that enhance wellness in the province of New Brunswick.
To be considered for funding, the wellness initiative:
• Must be led by a New Brunswick organization that is committed to furthering the wellness of New Brunswickers. For example, Wellness Networks, community based coalitions and networks, not-for-profit organizations (local, regional, provincial), communities /municipalities. professional organizations and associations.
• Cannot be led by a school. Schools eligible for a school wellness grant (all Public Schools, Alternative Sites and First Nations Schools) are NOT eligible for a Learning Opportunities Grant. A community organization may apply for a grant as a partner with a school to fund a project or a school district may apply for a grant as a partner with multiple schools. However, Learning Opportunities Grants cannot be used to cover activities that are part of the regular school day.
• Must address at least 1 of the 4 Wellness Strategy pillars.
As part of its Wellness Strategy, the Wellness Branch supports wellness initiatives related to the Strategy pillars: mental fitness and resilience, healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free living. The Government of New Brunswick will promote and support learning opportunities (where feasible) for wellness stakeholders to share success stories and work together to develop initiatives and strategies that improves the wellness of New Brunswickers.
The Wellness Strategy supports action schools, communities, homes and workplaces. Actions relate to partnerships and collaboration; building capacity for community development; promoting healthy lifestyles; developing and supporting healthy policies; and wellness-related surveillance, evaluation and research.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• Grant applications will be accepted throughout the year, providing funds are available.
• The minimum amount for a Learning Opportunities Grant is $500, the maximum amount available is $3,000.
• Application must demonstrate financial and/or in-kind contributions from the applicant and/or other sources.
• An organization can receive only one Learning Opportunities Grant for the same initiative and must demonstrate the viability of the learning opportunity.
• Learning opportunities approved for a grant will be asked to submit an activity report within 3 months of receiving the grant or upon completion of the initiative.
Funds can be used for:
• Community dialogue
• Facilitating community mobilization, development of wellness networks
• Guest speakers
• Public engagement and knowledge transfer (e.g., consultations, seminars, presentations, interactive health and wellness fairs, leadership development)
• New initiatives (unrelated to initiatives previously supported by a Learning Opportunities Grant)
• Enhancement of previously supported initiatives with a clear demonstration of how the initiative has been enhanced, such as:
• expanding the focus of an event to include an additional target population
• adding a leadership development component to an event
• adding activities related to additional pillars of the wellness strategy
• Communication / Promotion
• Research related to the learning opportunity
• Materials, equipment and/or supplies directly related to the learning opportunity
Funds cannot be used for:
• Operational costs for the organization (e.g., salary/wages, travel, rental, equipment)
• Capital expenditures
• Fundraising and charity events
• Community health and wellness fairs (static displays)
• Duplication / repetition of initiatives previously supported by a Learning Opportunities Grant or currently funded through another grant program within the Department of Healthy and Inclusive Communities
• Translation unless demonstrated to be essential to the learning opportunity
• Ongoing classes or programs / registration fees (e.g., gym passes, weekly activity class)
• Individual activities or competitive sport development / training / participation
• Activities or programs normally carried out as part of the organization’s regular operation
• Events where in-kind contributions and revenues from other sources are greater than anticipated expenses