Innovation Grants

PEI organizations can apply for Innovation Grants that provide up to $50,000 in one-time funding to develop and assess new approaches or new ideas that build resilience and improve mental well-being throughout the lifespan of all generations of islanders.

Up to $500,000 total is available in 2021-2022 for this funding stream.

Innovation Grants

PEI organizations can apply for Innovation Grants that provide up to $50,000 in one-time funding to develop and assess new approaches or new ideas that build resilience and improve mental well-being throughout the lifespan of all generations of islanders.

Up to $500,000 total is available in 2021-2022 for this funding stream.

See full (RFA) request for application document here.

*Wages – Eligibility for wage coverage will be assessed based on the demonstrated need. Wages must cover tasks that do not already fall within a staff’s job and are critical to the success of the project and require additional time.

Grant funds may be used to cover the following eligible expenses:

  • Training and professional development
  • Holding meetings and events, including facility rentals and remote meeting costs
  • Transportation
  • Research, evaluation, and dissemination activities
  • Wages* and fees (e.g., consultants, trainers, expertise not available in the community, honoraria)
  • Promotional and marketing activities directly related to the project
  • Reasonable overhead, capital, infrastructure costs directly related to the project to a maximum of 10% of the total grant
  • Costs associated with the grant’s financial reporting requirements

Steps to Apply

Before applying, applicants are asked to review the backgrounder about mental well-being and resilience available here.

Step 1

Step 2

Complete the Templates according to the instructions that follow

Step 3

Submit your completed Application Form Template and Budget Template to the Grants
Coordinator by email at:

Incomplete applications will not be eligible to advance in the process.

In your application you will be asked to provide:

  • Project Title and Funding Stream
  • Contact Information for the Applicant Organization and Project Lead
  • Type of organization and PEI region(s) the project will take place in, including specific community and/or settings
  • A high-level 1-page summary of the project plan, including purpose and rationale, timelines, estimated budget, anticipated milestones and results
  • Using the following guidelines, a detailed proposal of up to a maximum of 10 pages that is structured according to the Evaluation Criteria for this Funding Stream: 1) Alignment – 3 pages, 2) Feasibility – 3 pages, 3) Potential Impact – 4 pages
  • A 1-page detailed estimated budget for the project with reasonable justification for each eligible cost

Download the full Request for Applications for the detailed description of these categories.

In your application you will be asked to provide:

  • Project Title and Funding Stream
  • Contact Information for the Applicant Organization and Project Lead
  • Type of organization and PEI region(s) the project will take place in, including specific community and/or settings
  • A high-level 1-page summary of the project plan, including purpose and rationale, timelines, estimated budget, anticipated milestones and results
  • Using the following guidelines, a detailed proposal of up to a maximum of 10 pages that is structured according to the Evaluation Criteria for this Funding Stream: 1) Alignment – 3 pages, 2) Feasibility – 3 pages, 3) Potential Impact – 4 pages
  • A 1-page detailed estimated budget for the project with reasonable justification for each eligible cost
Download the full Request for Applications for the detailed description of these categories.

How will my application be assessed and scored?

The PEI Alliance for Mental Well-being will establish a peer review committee to review applications using three review criteria that directly align with the application requirements:

Alignment (30%)

  • To what extent does the project align with the four Objectives of the Improving Mental Well-being for All: Focusing Action for Positive Change Grant Program and Purpose of the Innovation Grant Funding Stream?
  • Is the rationale and relevance of the project clearly stated and how it advances one or more of the Action Areas?

Feasibility (20%)

  • Are the timelines and related deliverables realistic and sufficient to achieve the project goals and objectives?
  • Is the estimated budget reasonable and well justified?
  • Do the Applicant Organization and Project Lead have the appropriate expertise, experience, capacity, and time required to deliver on the project?
  • If the project involves stakeholders and partners is there a clear and appropriate plan describing why they will be engaged, how and when?

Potential Impact (50%)

  • To what extent will the project make an impact and contribution to building resilience through one or more of the Action Areas?
  • Is there a clear and logical plan for measuring and assessing the impact of the project?
  • Does the project include a clear and logical plan to ensure its results are summarised and disseminated in a meaningful way?
  • To what extent does the project hold future potential for adopting and scaleup (either within or beyond its current jurisdictional/community/geographical setting?)
  • To what extent will the benefits of the innovation be sustainable after the grant funding ends?

All applicants will be notified about the outcome of their applications by the end of March 2022.

Who can I contact for more information?

For more information and to answer grant program questions, please contact the Grant Program Coordinator at