Health promotion grants for 2013-14 were recently approved at the Sunrise Regional Health Authority Board of Directors meeting.
Grants of up to $2,000 per project are offered annually through the Sunrise Health Region. The grants support non-profit agencies and community groups with projects that promote healthy living and well-being, or prevent illness and injury to residents in the health region. All Grant Applications are reviewed by a committee of community members from within the Sunrise Health Region boundaries before final approval of the grants is given by the Sunrise Health Region Board.
Consideration is given to projects that promote community health in the areas of:
• Active living
• Injury/Falls prevention
• Healthy child development
• Recreation activities
• Cultural events and projects
“Our objective is to offer the community support for sustainable projects,” said Louise Belanger, Community Health Educator with Sunrise Health Region. “By providing support to initiate these projects we are assisting communities and groups to keep the projects going long-term.”
Guidelines influencing successful grant application include the involvement by more than one group in the project, a demonstrated need for the initiative and that the project would not duplicate an existing program. The maximum eligible amount is $2,000.00 per grant request.
50 requests were received, with 22 projects selected totaling $29,000 in funds. Successful applications will support projects in Calder, Cote First Nation, Gerald, Kamsack, Melville, Preeceville, Round Lake, Runnymede, Sheho, Springside, Stockholm, Sturgis and Yorkton.
Research projects, the purchase of non-health related equipment, professional development, food and accommodation costs, and investments in land or buildings are not eligible for grant funds.