New After School Hours Grant opportunities from Department of Healthy and Inclusive Communities

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A new After School Hours Grant opportunity from the N.B. Department of Healthy and Inclusive Communities is now available.

This grant program will provide up to $1,000 to support after-school hours initiatives that are held during the school year. This program is intended to support affordable opportunities that are offered to all school aged children to be active, pro-social and engaged in fun activities while building positive relationships that will last a lifetime.

To be considered for funding, programs must demonstrate opportunities for school aged children (5-17 years old) with a minimum of 3 days per week and a minimum of 2 hours per day during the priority time frame of 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Description:

  • All programs must follow the After School Hours Guidelines
  • Programs must clearly identify opportunities in all 4 components as outlined in the After School Hours Guidelines
    1. Physical Activity
    2. Healthy Eating
    3. Community Strengths
    4. School Work/Homework
  • Programs must clearly identify partners and build on community assets
  • All applications will be accepted until August 23, 2013
  • Priority will be given to applicants who have not received any previous funding for an After School Hours Program
  • Any group/organization that receives a grant must submit an evaluation form by April 30, 2014

Please see this link for application and guidelines: After School Hours Application Form

The NB Wellness Strategy is designed to accelerate progress on wellness in New Brunswick (www.gnb.ca/wellness).  It supports actions in schools, communities, homes and workplaces.  Actions relate to partnerships and collaboration, building capacity for community development, promoting healthy lifestyles, developing and supporting healthy policies, and wellness-related surveillance, evaluation and research.