New Horizons for Seniors Program

PURPOSE: To provide capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors. Projects must be led or inspired by seniors and address one or more of the following five program objectives: promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations; engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others; expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse; supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

AMOUNT: Community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 in grant funding per project for up to 1 year. OR Apply for a small grant of up to $5,000 under the community-based funding stream.




Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia

PURPOSE: To provide funding through the Community Grants and Nova Scotia Health Authority Mental Health & Addictions, Central Zone (NSMHA) Grants to programs and community organizations with a mental health mandate. Programs and services include mental health staff training, healthy living initiatives, community integration supports, housing projects, anti-stigma education, and anti-bullying programs.

AMOUNT: Up to a total of $25,000

DEADLINE: Awards granted on a bi-annual basis. Submissions open in January and close near the end of February; Second call is July with the close at the end of August.


Wellness Funds – Nova Scotia Community Health Boards

PURPOSE: To support the implementation of the CHB Community Health Plan recommendations by funding local community projects that use a population health approach, addressing the Social Determinants of Health, such as income, education, social supports, early childhood development, etc.

AMOUNT: Grants typically range anywhere from $250 to $3000. Larger requests may be considered on a case by case basis.

DEADLINE: Opens in June. Closes October 15th.

APPLICATION: Complete the online application for your region.


The Community Foundation of PEI


  • Edith and Eric C. Robinson Fund - This Community Fund was created by Edith Robinson in 2001 to honour the memory of her late husband Eric who died in 1996. Edith passed away in 2004. The income from this fund is used to make grants to local Island organizations to enhance the quality of life for Islanders.
  • Fund 1 (Anonymous) - This Community Fund was created in 2002 by an anonymous donor. The income earned supports the work of Island charitable organizations.
  • Island Fund - This Community Fund was established in 1998 by the Community Foundation of PEI. Income earned from the fund is used to support existing and emerging charitable needs and organizations.
  • Thomas F. and Katherine W. Upson Fund - This Community Fund was created by Thomas and Katherine Upson in 2006 to provide grants to existing and emerging charitable needs and organizations.

Segelberg Trust

PURPOSE: To provide a place and opportunity for dialogue and consultation and mechanism to reach youth, about beliefs and spirituality within the areas of Theology, Public Policy and the Environment. Funds are used to promote theological conferences, religious education, music study, and in particular, reaching out to youth who might not otherwise be exposed to the contributions of spirituality and formal religion.

AMOUNT: Funding is limited to one third of the total cost of the project. Trustees expect to see co-funding being sought or available before considering the project.

DEADLINE: December 1st

APPLICATION:  Completed applications must be submitted by e-mail to See:

World Day of Prayer Grant

Rooted in Faith, Called to Action

Each year through the World Day of Prayer service, women from the host country share their region’s concerns and hopes with Christians in 170 countries, uniting us all in prayer and solidarity.

Offerings received through the World Day of Prayer transform our prayers into action in the form of project grants empowering women and children in our own country and throughout the world. All regions share in the grants, with consideration given to greatest need.

DEADLINE: Accepting applications for 2020 grants until March 31, 2020. (Response by July 10, 2020.)

APPLICATIONS: received after March 31 will be processed as a 2021 grant application. Complete online.