Communities are resilient when they are able to respond to, withstand, adapt, and recover from adverse situations. The COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for Northern communities and community service organizations: it has changed how they deliver services, communicate, and run programming. New health and wellness needs within communities have also surfaced due to COVID-19, which organizations are facing at the ground level.
In response to these new challenges, Northern Health is releasing a new funding opportunity.
Resilient Communities Grants now available
This is a one-time support for groups and organizations who need assistance adapting their practices and/or responding to new community health and wellness needs because of COVID-19. Community or Indigenous organizations, non-profits, local governments, and schools are all eligible to apply. Grants are available for a maximum of $5,000 and applications are being accepted until funding is exhausted. Information on eligibility, application details, and links to other funding opportunities can be found on the Resilient Communities Grants webpage.
There are also other COVID-19 funding opportunities available to community organizations and businesses.