The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeking applications for its Community Healthy Living Fund to provide funding to not-for-profit organizations, communities, and schools to support active healthy living initiatives.
- Supportive Environments
- Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Equipment: Funding for equipment that promotes physical activity and/or healthy eating in schools, recreation centers and sport facilities.
- Small Infrastructure: To retrofit and renovate existing facilities and to fund capital costs that increase use, lower operating costs, improve safety and increase inclusion in recreation/sport facilities and schools.
- Basic Support: To assist Recreation Committees in communities with a population of under 7,000 residents and seniors groups with the delivery of active recreation opportunities.
- Program: Funding support for initiatives that increase active healthy living. Initiatives may be targeted at specific populations such as youth, families, seniors or initiatives available to all members of a community.
- Capacity Building: Available to municipalities, with a population under 10,000 and Indigenous governments to build knowledge/ skills or to deliver training to build capacity in a community to promote and support active healthy living. Initiatives designed to build and promote sustainable recreation capacity are strongly encouraged.
- Supportive Environments
- Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Equipment: Up to $3,000
- Small Infrastructure: Up to $10,000
- Basic Support: Up to $1,500
- Program: Up to $10,000 (per program)
- Capacity Building: Up to $15,000
- All applicants seeking funding in excess of $1,000 must be incorporated. Incorporation provides an organization with legal status and is an indication of stability.
- Cities are incorporated under their respective Acts (City of St. John’s Act, City of Mount Pearl Act, and City of Corner Brook Act). Recreation committees established by the city will also be incorporated under these acts.
- Towns are incorporated under the Municipalities Act, 1999. A recreation committee established by the town is also incorporated under this Act.
- Schools are incorporated under the School District (or Schools Act).
- In addition to being incorporated applicants must:
- Reside in Newfoundland and Labrador and funding must be used for projects in Newfoundland and Labrador;
- Be in “good standing” with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s registry of Companies and Deeds.
- Have submitted all outstanding Community Healthy Living Fund Final Reports;
- Applicants from communities with a population of under 50,000 residents, must provide a letter of support from their Municipality or Local Service District endorsing their funding application.
- Schools applying for Small Infrastructure, must supply a letter of support from one of the following:
- Newfoundland English School District – Director of Facilities & Custodial Management with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District
- Conseil scolaire francophone de Terre- Neuve-et-Labrador – Deputy Director of General, Finance and Administration
For more information, visit https://www.gov.nl.ca/tcar/recreation-and-sport/financial-assistance/community-healthy-living-fund/