Children, Seniors and Social Development
May 22, 2018

Government Announces Community Healthy Living Grants and Opens Application Process for 2018-19

As part of Budget 2018, the Provincial Government is making $1.79 million available for the Community Healthy Living Fund. Applications for qualifying community-based projects, programs and initiatives for the current fiscal year are now being accepted on an ongoing basis up to January 31, 2019 and funding is based on program priorities and eligibility criteria.

Details on the application process and a list of projects that received funding last year can be found at

The Community Healthy Living Fund provides support to municipalities and community-based organizations for physical activity, recreation, healthy living and wellness programs throughout the province. Funding falls under the categories of Capacity Building, Programs and Supportive Environments and priority is given to initiatives aimed at increasing physical activity and the rate of vegetable and fruit consumption.

The Community Healthy Living Fund delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at

“The Community Healthy Living Fund helps municipalities and community-based organizations with delivering important and often innovative programs and initiatives aimed at encouraging people to get more active and live a healthier lifestyle. Our government, through The Way Forward, is pleased to partner with community in order to achieve results which will improve outcomes for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development

“Active 4 Life is a program for older adults that is made possible through the Community Healthy Living Fund. It’s affordable, requires little space and leaders need minimal equipment to make it a success. It’s a program that works in the community and we look forward to expanding it in Holyrood with the help of the announcement today.”
Steve Martin
Director of Recreation and Community Events, Town of Holyrood

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Media contacts
Gina MacArthur
Children, Seniors and Social Development
709-729-3768, 730-2977

Steve Martin
Director of Recreation and Community Events
Town of Holyrood
709-229-7252 ext. 204

2018 05 22                              12:15 p.m.