Providing wellness related funding.

Discretionary Funds

Discretionary Funds

The Discretionary Fund is a small amount of money that coalition members can apply for activities that do not require a larger grant. Discretionary Funds cannot be used for projects that are already funded by a coalition Wellness Grant. The funding should be used to support one of the wellness priorities:

  • Healthy Eating

  • Physical Activity

  • Tobacco and Vape Free living

  • Injury Prevention

  • Mental Health Promotion

  • Child and Youth Development

  • Healthy Environments

  • Health and Literacy

Amount Available

  • Up to $100 per organization/group per year.

Examples of How the Money Can Be Used (Other items will be considered)

  • Healthy Snacks for community wellness events like walks or fun days (non-fundraising event).

  • Water, where there is no safe drinking water e.g. boil water order in effect.

  • Garbage bags and safety items for community clean-up.

  • Participant transportation, childcare, or respite to attend a community wellness activity.

  • Promotion of a wellness event.

  • Workshop materials or small sports/games equipment.

How to Apply

  • Complete the Discretionary Fund application form.

    • Click here for PDF File of the application form. 

    • Click here for a Word File of the application form. 

  • Apply from April to February.

  • Receive approval before purchasing items.

  • Purchase items and submit receipts after your event, and no later than March 10th. The funding is cancelled if receipts are not received by then.

  • Funds are issued after receipts are received.