Applications now open for the 2020 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund

Calgary, Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Since 2011, the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund has provided $11 million in funding to 657 organizations in every province and territory, enabling them to improve access to mental health supports and services to create positive change.

The 2020 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund will provide $2 million in grants available for local mental health projects improving access to care in communities throughout Canada.

“With funding from Bell Let’s Talk, Scarborough Health Network can close the gap on mental health services for transitional age youth,” said Lydia Huber, Manager of Mental Health, Scarborough Health Network, a 2019 Community Fund recipient. “We are able to provide specialized psychiatric and psycho-social treatment to ensure these vulnerable young patients receive the intensive age-appropriate support they need. This program will give our patients access to a network of highly experienced mental health professionals, and an array of social services such as housing, job placement, and education supports which will lead to recovery and fulfillment.”

Registered Canadian charities can now apply to the 2020 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund for grants of $5,000 to $25,000. 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

Funding applications will be accepted until March 16. Apply now.