Focusing Action for Positive Change Grant Program

The Focusing Action for Positive Change Grant Program is an annual funding mechanism established to support PEI non-profit and charitable organizations to deliver projects and initiatives that can improve mental well-being outcomes for people living on PEI.

Objectives

The Grant Program policy outlines four major objectives that align with the Alliance’s mandate.  

  • To develop and strengthen the factors that build individual, family and community resilience; 
  • To generate and amplify cross-sector and cross-PEI initiatives to align and integrate preventative approaches;  
  • To support capacity-building and raise awareness of the connection between resilience and mental well-being; and  
  • To assess, learn, evaluate and share resilience-building best practices and impact. 

Objectives

The Grant Program policy outlines four major objectives that align with the Alliance’s mandate.

  • To develop and strengthen the factors that build individual, family and community resilience; 
  • To generate and amplify cross-sector and cross-PEI initiatives to align and integrate preventative approaches;  
  • To support capacity-building and raise awareness of the connection between resilience and mental well-being; and  
  • To assess, learn, evaluate and share resilience-building best practices and impact. 

Grant Action Areas

All funded projects must focus on one or more of the evidence-based factors that can develop and strengthen resilience and improve mental well-being.
More information can be found in our resource listings.

All funded projects must focus on one or more of the evidence-based factors that can develop and strengthen resilience and improve mental well-being.

Supporting responsive relationships
Strengthening core
life skills
Reducing sources of stress

Available Funding

The Grant Program currently offers two options for funding designed to support different needs and opportunities.

Single Year Grants

Up to $50,000 can be requested for a project or initiative for up to one (1) year.

Multi-Year Grants

Up to $300,000 can be requested for a project or initiative for up to three (3) years.

Funding Streams

The Alliance’s Focusing Action for Positive Change Grant Program currently offers two types of funding designed to support different types of needs and opportunities.

Single Year Grants

 

Up to $50,000 can be requested for a project or initiative for up to one (1) year.

Multi-Year Grants

 

Up to $300,000 can be requested for a project or initiative for up to three (3) years.

Cycle Overview

Application Timeline

Application process opens:

October 1, 2023 8:00 A.M. Atlantic

Last date to start an application:

October 30, 2023, 11:59 P.M. Atlantic

Last date to submit an application:

November 3, 2023, 11:59 P.M. Atlantic

Notice of Decision:

March 2024

Who Can Apply for a Grant?

Applicant Organizations must be PEI-based non-profit or charitable organizations (including those defined by Canada Revenue Agency as qualified donees). Applicant Organizations can be based in any region of the province and their work may fall within any scope represented by the non-profit/charitable sector. Applicant Organizations may submit an application in partnership with other organizations, groups or individuals. The nature of the partnership must be well defined/substantiated within the application. 

Partner organizations may include, but are not limited to, businesses, publicly funded entities such as municipalities, schools, and post-secondary institutions. Organizations operating in other jurisdictions within Canada are eligible to be Partner Organizations. 

Application Portal

Those applying for a grant must submit their application in our application portal. All funding applications must be submitted through the Alliance’s Grant Portal which will open on October 1, 2023.

If you have questions about the application process or the portal itself, please get in touch with our Program Officer (grants@afmwb.com). 

 

Upcoming Events

Grantees

View a list of past and present funded projects and intiatives that are being delivered across PEI.

Peer Review Committee

The PEI Alliance for Mental Well-Being’s Peer Review Committee plays an important role in the Focusing Action for Positive Change Grant Program process. It ensures proposed projects fit within the Alliance’s mandate. Peer Reviewers are responsible for evaluating project applications against specific Grant Program criteria and making recommendations to the Board of Directors for funding approval.