York Region is looking for non-profit organizations to help improve the mental well-being of its residents.
The region is now taking applications for its community investment fund, with grants available up to $150,000. The funding is targeted toward the delivery of services that support positive mental health, with priority areas around system navigation, crisis counselling, peer support and mentoring.
The region hopes to fund “initiatives that target gaps in the delivery of human services, complement or enhance regional programs and deliver on priorities set by York regional council.”
The fund has existed for several years, emphasizing early-intervention work to help reduce the need for more costly programs.
The region said applications will be evaluated based on demonstration of service need, clarity of proposed initiative, organizational capacity and potential impact of the project. Funding is limited, with not all applications receiving funds.
Applications are due Sept. 20. Your organization can apply through york.ca/CommunityInvestment. The funding will be approved for projects for up to 12 months, throughout 2024.
“The region is committed to strengthening community capacity and social infrastructure to improve the ability of communities to identify and respond to the needs of residents,” York Region said.