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About SAYCW Healthy Schools and Communities Grant

Do you have a great idea to improve health and well-being of youth in your school and/or community? Apply for the SAYCW Healthy Schools and Communities Grant!

The grant is meant to positively impact youth health and well-being in Saskatchewan by supporting health promoting actions and initiatives at the school and/or community level.

Grants offered can range from $250 to over $10,000. Apply for the level of funding you need!

Grant funds can be spent according to a timeline that best fits your proposed action or initiative.

For more information about the grant, including grant requirements and funding criteria please review the Application Guide.

Apply Now!

The third grant application period is October 2, 2017 to 11:59 p.m. November 3, 2017.

Please review the Application Guide before you apply.

Submit the application form by creating an account using the link below. You will be able to work at your own pace, save your progress, and submit when you are ready.

Click here to Apply for SAYCW Healthy Schools and Communities Grant

If you experience problems with the online form it could be because your browser is not supported. For assistance completing the form online or accessing a hard copy, please contact our Community Action Coordinator.

A note for previous applicants:

If you have submitted an application for the first two grant application cycles (fall 2016 or winter 2017) and were unsuccessful, you are welcome to apply during our third grant application cycle. Please login using the same username and password, you will be able to view your previous application(s) and copy content to include in your new application as appropriate.

Evaluation Report

If you are one of our grant recipients and you are ready to complete your Evaluation Report, please login to your account using the link below. You will be able to access your grant application while you complete your evaluation.

Click here to Complete your SAYCW Grant Evaluation Report

If you experience problems with the online form it could be because your browser is not supported. For assistance completing the form online or for a hard copy, please contact our Community Action Coordinator.

Important Dates

The third application cycle is open from October 2, 2017 to 11:59 p.m. November 3, 2017.

The Grant Review Committee will review all applications in November 2017. Successful applicants will be contacted in December 2017 or early January 2018. Successful applicants can expect to receive funds in January 2018.

What We Are Looking For

The Grant Review Committee will give preference to those applications that…

…are carefully thought out and clearly defined.

…are informed by evidence.

  • Applicants must use findings from the SAYCW Thriving Youth, Thriving Communities Survey from the school, school division, health region, or Provincial Survey report.
  • Applicants can consider other relevant sources of information to ensure their actions are evidence-based.

…are responsive and relevant to the school and/or community.

  • Applicants should describe the school and/or community context and the issues facing the youth they serve.

…are rooted in principles of Comprehensive School Community Health.

…are supported within the wider community by families, volunteers, and partners.

  • The Grant Review Committee wants to see a variety of active stakeholders and partners represented.
  • In-kind contributions of time, space or resources from partners are considered a sign of a strong and collaborative action or initiative.
  • Although applications submitted by individuals within the broader community, including community-based organizations, health professionals, universities/colleges, municipalities, faith groups, etc., will be accepted, those applications with the strongest connection to schools will be given preference.

…engage youth in every phase of action planning and implementation.

  • In strong applications youth are not only the target of an intervention, rather they drive the initiative; they have ownership over the initiative and have an active, decision-making role.

…provide measurable outcomes and demonstrate a strong capacity for monitoring and evaluation.

  • Applicants should have a plan to evaluate the success of their initiative with meaningful indicators (more than a record of the number of participants, for example).

…are designed with sustainability in mind.

  • The Grant Review Committee is more likely to fund those expenses that have the potential to build capacity and have a lasting impact.
  • Although healthy food is considered an eligible expense, for example, applicants must demonstrate how food (and other expendable materials) will be used for learning, skill building, engagement, etc. If the impact of the expense is gone after a one-time use or experience, the budget item will likely not be funded.

…reflect a creative and innovative approach to address youth health and well-being.

  • The Grant Review Committee appreciates applications that inspire, stretch the imagination and challenge the status quo.

For more information about the grant requirements and funding criteria, please review the Application Guide.

Support youth and community well-being through the collaborative action of community partners working together. Through evidence, tools and resources, SAYCW supports stakeholders to turn the knowledge gained through the youth health survey into health promoting action.

SAYCW Healthy Schools and Communities Grants Now Accepting Applications

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This brief questionnaire seeks feedback from schools, school divisions, health regions, and other Saskatchewan stakeholders on the SAYCW Youth Health Survey, the results reports, and the school and community grant. We hope to learn from you to improve SAYCW’s work in conducting our next Youth Health Survey, preparing the results reports, and translating the knowledge into action.

Click here to complete our questionnaire


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