Funding Opportunities

Bell Let’s Talk has partnered with more than 1,300 organizations providing mental health resources and services throughout Canada. This includes hospitals, universities, research and community organizations, and groups providing care and social services. Here you’ll find the latest information on what support is available through our different funds.

Opening January 2023

Community Fund

The Community Fund provides annual donations of up to $25,000 to charitable organizations increasing access to mental health services and supports in communities across Canada.

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Opening in July 2023

Diversity Fund

The Diversity Fund supports organizations aiming to reduce the stigma around mental illness and/or increase access to culturally informed mental health and well-being support for the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities in Canada.

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Opening in July 2023

Post-Secondary Fund

The Post-Secondary Fund supports initiatives that improve student mental health and support the institution’s journey to align with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students (the Standard) or Québec Action Plan on Student Mental Health for Higher Education (Plan d’action du Québec).

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Opening in 2023

Bell TPL Fund

The Bell True Patriot Love Fund is a $1 million, multi-year initiative that provides annual grants of $5,000 to $75,000 to community mental health programs for serving military members, Veterans and their families.

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Community Fund

The Community Fund provides annual donations of up to $25,000 to charitable organizations increasing access to mental health services and supports in communities across Canada.
Over the past 11 years, the Community Fund has invested more than $17 million in grants to 1,000 organizations.The Community Fund provides annual donations of up to $25,000 to charitable organizations increasing access to mental health services and supports in communities across Canada.
The Community Fund will open in January 2023.
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Canadian Mental Health Association–Sudbury/Manitoulin

Capacity building

Who is eligible?

  • Business or contract fundraisers, individuals, families and political parties
  • Private clinics
  • Capital campaigns and projects
  • Medical equipment
  • Anti-stigma projects
  • Multi-year funding requests
  • Projects supporting neurological and developmental disorders as defined by the World Health Organization
  • Event sponsorship
  • Research projects
  • Post-secondary projects supporting student mental health and wellness services. Learn more about the Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund on this page.
  • Post-secondary projects delivering mental health services for the greater community (i.e. mental health walk-in clinic) are eligible to apply for a Community Fund grant.

Application details

Community Fund Advisory Committee

Mental health leaders in communities across Canada provide guidance and advice in the selection of Community Fund grant recipients.
See the complete list
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Diversity Fund

The Diversity Fund supports organizations aiming to reduce the stigma around mental illness and/or increase access to culturally informed mental health and well-being support for the Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities in Canada.
As part of Bell’s commitment to take a strong stance against racism, social injustice and the impacts on ethno-cultural communities, the Bell Let’s Talk Diversity Fund supports the mental health and well-being of members of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities across Canada.
The Diversity Fund will open in the summer of 2023.

Who is eligible?

  • Business or contract fundraisers, individuals, families and political parties
  • Private clinics
  • 1 year project
  • Capital campaigns and projects
  • Medical equipment
  • Projects supporting neurological and developmental disorders as defined by the World Health Organization
  • Event sponsorship
  • Research projects
  • Post-secondary projects supporting student mental health and wellness services are not eligible to apply to the Diversity Fund but such projects may be eligible to apply to the Post-Secondary Fund. However, post-secondary projects delivering mental health services for the greater BIPOC community (e.g., Indigenous mental health walk-in clinic) are eligible.
  • Projects delivering mental health services for the broader Canadian community may be eligible to apply for a Community Fund grant.

Application details

Diversity Fund Circle of Advisors

To help guide us, we have engaged a broad circle of advisors, including mental health experts and people with lived experience from within these communities who will assist us in the Fund review process as well as providing advice on directions and priorities, and consultation on the development and future evolution of the Fund.
See the complete list
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Post-Secondary Fund

The Post-Secondary Fund supports initiatives that improve student mental health and support the institution’s journey to align with the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students (the Standard) or Québec Action Plan on Student Mental Health for Higher Education (Plan d’action du Québec).
Bell supports post-secondary student mental health and wellness across Canada through the Bell Let’s Talk Post-Secondary Fund. Bell Let’s Talk funding enabled the creation of the National Standard of Canada for Mental Health and Well-Being for Post-Secondary Students (the Standard), under the leadership of the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and in partnership with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA). The Post-Secondary Fund supports initiatives that improve student mental health and support the institution’s journey to support implementation.
The Post-Secondary Fund will open in July 2023.

Who is eligible?

  • For-profit Institutions
  • Business or contract fundraisers
  • Individuals, families and political parties
  • Private clinics
  • Event sponsorship
  • Capital campaigns and projects

Application details

Post-Secondary Fund Advisory Committee

Leaders from the Education, Students services and mental health sectors in communities across Canada provide guidance and advice in the selection of Post-Secondary Fund grant recipients
See the complete list
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Bell TPL Fund

The Bell True Patriot Love Fund is a $1 million, multi-year initiative that provides annual grants of $5,000 to $75,000 to community mental health programs for serving military members, Veterans and their families.
A thousand Canadian military personnel are medically released each year, with 40% of them returning home with psychological injuries. Since its launch in 2013, the Bell True Patriot Love Fund has provided 100 grants to organizations across the country that work to improve access to mental health care.
The Bell TPL Fund will open in 2023.

Who is eligible?

  • Any program or service that is already offered or fully funded by the Canadian government. To find out which governmental services, programs and funding you may be eligible for, please read the relevant sections: For regular and reservist members of the Canadian Forces: National Defence and Canadian Forces For Veterans: Veterans Affairs Canada
  • Programs that do not directly impact Canadian serving members, Veterans and/or military families
  • Politically affiliated programs, organizations or lobbyists
  • Religious organizations
  • Individuals or individual families
  • Multimedia and art productions including films (documentary and feature), music and plays
  • Individual researchers
  • Staff salaries

Application details

Major gifts

Eligible organizations can apply for funding through the various funds mentioned above. Additional funding for major gifts and research projects are accepted by invitation only.