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Physically Active Communities

Community Health Promotion Grants Application Fall 2013 Spring 2014

Physically Active Communities Community Health Promotion Grants

Grants of up to $500.00 are available for health promotion projects focusing on physical activity for organizations within Prairie North Health Region. Apply for funding by completing the enclosed application. Completed applications must be submitted no later than Friday, October 25th, 2013.
Background to Community Health Promotion In the 1970s, a number of government and non-governmental organizations established health promotion programs mainly designed to help people adopt healthy lifestyles. During the 1980s, discussion began to turn to the influence of the environment (social, physical, economic and political) on health. The Ottawa Charter on Health Promotion took a comprehensive view of these health determinants, referring to them as pre-requisites for health. It defined the fundamental prerequisites for health as peace, shelter, education, food, income, a stable eco-system, sustainable resources, social justice and equity. It also recognized that access to these prerequisites cannot be ensured by the health sector alone. Rather, coordinated action is required among all concerned, including governments (health and other social and economic sectors), non-governmental organizations, industry and the media. Communities that aspire to be health promoting communities focus on developing programs that extend beyond increasing health knowledge, to take account of the social and physical environment and to develop links with the community.

Community Health Promotion Grants Information

What kinds of projects will be funded? We are looking for health promotion projects with a focus on community or school based projects that increase physical activity in any age group. To be considered for funding your project must: Take place in the region covered by Prairie North Regional Health Authority for the residents of Prairie North Health Region. Involve other community groups/organizations as project partners Be an action project. Projects that are solely equipment purchase will not be considered. Include at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise. Follow the new Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. Be sustainable: have a plan for measurable objectives and how you will continue to meet your objectives in the future (see appendix B) The Community Health Promotion Grants will not fund: Profit making activities Funding requests exceeding $500.00 Ongoing operating expenses for established programs Projects that are purely research, information gathering, curriculum development, or solely equipment purchase will not be considered Endowments or venture philanthropy Prairie North Health Region program and service projects. (Note: Prairie North Health Region Programs and Services may be partners with applicants.)


Successful Applicants must: Sign application with intentions of fulfilling grant application commitments. Expend all granted funding by June 30, 2014. Complete a brief written evaluation. The report should include a summary of activities accomplished, how the funds were spent, and how many people participated.

Completed applications must be submitted by no later than October 25, 2013. If you need additional room for answers, please attach answers (numbered accordingly) in a separate document. Applicants will be contacted with final funding decisions by November 12, 2013. All funding must be spent by June 30, 2014 and final evaluation completed.

For more information:

Kim Tradewell/Bonita Brick, Health Promotion Coordinators Phone: (306) 820-6217 Email: Erin Bland, Health Promotion Coordinator Phone: (306) 446-8630 Email: Anne Duriez, Health Promotion Coordinator Phone: (306) 236-0036 Email:

Please send your application to:

Erin Bland Population Health Services 11427 Railway Ave North Battleford, SK S9A 3G8 Fax: (306) 446-6432 Email:

Application Deadline: Friday, October 25th, 2013 Applicants will be contacted with final funding decisions by Monday, November 12, 2013. Funding decisions are final. The Community Health Promotion Grants are made possible with funds provided by Prairie North Health Region specifically for health promotion activities.


Tips for Filling out the Application:

- This year the grant is available for a wide variety of community or school based projects that increase physical activity. Some possibilities could include: after school hours programming, short high energy activity breaks during class time, a community geocaching program, ski activities, community gardens or trail development. Websites for possible ideas:

- Applications that are typed or have very neat printing are easier to read. Legibility makes it easier for the adjudicators to quickly and easily get a clear understanding of your application. - Be clear and concise in your answers. - If you are unsure if your project is appropriate for this grant, please contact one of the Health Promotion Coordinators listed above. - If you have any questions about the application or need help filling it out, please contact one of the Health Promotion Coordinators listed above. - More information on physical activity related grants can be found at: Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation Association Rivers West District for Sport, Culture & Recreation


Community Health Promotion Grants Application

Project Name Organization/ Group Name Address Contact Title Contact Fax

Contact Name Contact Phone Contact Email

Make cheque payable to:_________________________________________________________________ Who are your project partners and what will they be contributing to the project: Contact Name Partner Name and Number Contribution to Project

Approximate dates (time span) of Project to be funded: Start End Date Date

Project Design: Please describe your project including the following: time-line and project activities, including who will do them and when will they be done.

Where your project will take place?

Community Need: Briefly explain why you think your project is needed in your community. You may include statistics, information from community members, and/or information from the target group.

Physical Activity: Briefly describe how you will include physical activity in your project.

Objectives and Progress Measures: Please list at least three measurable objectives and how you plan to measure whether that objective has been met. 1. 2. 3.

Results and Evaluation: Please briefly describe the project objectives and how you will conduct the final evaluation. How will you know that you were successful?

Project Future: How do you plan to continue meeting your objectives after the project is completed?

Budget: Please list each item separately, with its projected cost. If there are other sources of funding for this project (match), include in list and amount of match. Matching funds are not required. Item Projected Cost $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Subtotal: $ Total Requested for project: $ Your Contribution: Please list any resources, financial or otherwise, that you or your partners intend to bring to the project. Item Value/Use for your project

Non-financial contributions: Please describe, other than financially, what the Health Region can contribute to your project.

Applicant Signature


Thank you for completing the Community Health Promotion Grant application.