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Funding Opportunities Supporting Ontario Healthy Schools and Communities

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    We've compiled a list of funding opportunities to help you and your school secure funding. The opportunities are sorted into 14 categories, according to the type of project each source will fund. Click on each category to discover its potential funding sources!

    Active Transportation

    Active transportation refers to ‘human-powered’ transportation - whether walking, jogging, cycling, skateboarding, etc. This funding option would support projects that promote or engage students, staff, and members of the community to use active modes of transportation, such as walking or biking to school/work.

    Environment

    These funding options support projects that create and promote a more environmentally friendly school community. Improving the environment can benefit the overall health and well-being within your school and community.

    General Education

    These funding options support projects that are designed to improve educational development or capacity in general.

    General Health & Wellness

    These funding options support projects aimed at improving health outcomes. They are not geared toward any one specific health outcome. You may have an opportunity to address a school's specific need that other grants would not be able to offer support for, or these grants could provide the additional funding needed for specific health activities at your school.

    Healthy Eating

    These funding options support projects developed to increase the opportunities for students and staff to learn about healthy eating options, and even consume nutritious foods and drinks. These grants range from supporting breakfast programs to educational healthy eating campaigns.

    Marginalized Youth

    These funding options support projects designed to improve educational and health outcomes for marginalized youth. The majority of these funding options are designed to enhance the lives of Aboriginal Canadian youth, LGBTQ youth and increase girl's participation in sport.

    Mental Health

    This funding option supports projects designed to bring awareness to mental health issues and develop strategies to improve mental health.

    Physical Activity

    These funding options support projects designed to increase physical activity at your school, whether before/after school, during lunch/recess, curricular time, through sports, classroom activities, or other games.

    Playground & Facilities

    These funding options would support projects designed to enhance the school environment by supplying playground equipment or improving facilities.

    Safety

    These funding options support projects developed to improve the safety conditions and awareness at your school.

    Sports & Recreation

    These funding options support projects that increase recreational physical activity or sports participation in your school.

    Substance Use, Addictions & Related Behaviours

    This funding option supports projects that would bring awareness to substance use, addictions & related behaviours.

    Supportive Social Environment

    These funding options support projects developed to create or improve a positive school space. These types of projects could include inclusion activities, anti-bullying campaigns, or the creation of safe spaces within the school.

    Other Fundraising Tools

    These tools will help you find additional sources of funding or ideas for projects!