The 2019 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund is now accepting applications

Saint John , Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Since 2011, the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund has provided $9 million to 534 organizations nationwide, enabling them to improve access to mental health care, supports and services.

Last year, Bell Let’s Talk doubled the annual Community Fund to $2 million to support even more local mental health programs in improving access to care in Canadian communities of all sizes.

“The 2018 gift from Bell Let’s Talk enabled us to train two KV Oasis Youth Centre staff as ASIST Suicide Intervention facilitators, and two other staff members as Mental Health First Aid facilitators,” said Yennah Hurley, Executive Director, KV Oasis Youth Centre. “The facilitators will subsequently train local youth, parents, teachers and first responders in these important programs as well as the KV Oasis Peer Support Workers.”

Registered Canadian charities can now apply to the 2019 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund for grants of $5,000 to $25,000 for projects that improve access to mental health care. Preference will be given to applications that:

  • Leverage, expand or replicate proven programs and services already being offered by other mental health agencies
  • Have clear objectives and a measurement plan
  • Are evidence-based or evidence-informed
  • Include a detailed budget and have secured funding from other sources for the project
  • Specifically address project sustainability post-funding
  • Identify community impact and specify the number or increased number of individuals helped through the project

The deadline to apply for funding is March 15. Apply now.

Caption: Staff and clients of KV Oasis Youth Centre accepting donation from Mary Deacon, Chair, Bell Let’s Talk