Wellness Grant Program

The Wellness Grant Program was established in 2015 by the Department of Health and Wellness to support community-led wellness initiatives that positively influence healthier lifestyles and community well-being. Grant streams are structured around core health promotion principles and modifiable risk factor areas that prevent chronic disease, such as physical activity, healthy eating, tobacco reduction, and reducing alcohol-related harms, and the social, economic and structural conditions that impact health (i.e., determinants of health, such as childhood experiences).  

Since 2015, the Wellness Grant Program has funded over 100 projects. Check out our Featured Stories section for some highlights on previous grant recipients!

What is the Wellness Grant Program?
The Live Well PEI Wellness Grant Program has been designed to support collaboration at the local level to reduce barriers, increase supports, and enhance resources that positively influence health outcomes and make healthy choices easier for all Island residents. The focus of the Wellness Grant Program is on upstream wellness initiatives and chronic disease prevention.
The Wellness Grant Program provides funding to support initiatives guided by health promotion principles in the following areas of chronic disease prevention and the social, economic and structural conditions that impact health:
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Eating
  • Living Tobacco-Free
  • Reducing the Harmful Use of Alcohol
  • Mental Wellness
  • Determinants of Health (e.g., childhood experiences)

Funding is not intended for initiatives/projects that are directly related to primary or acute patient care, chronic disease management, access to care, or coordination of services for those requiring care. The program provides the opportunity for not-for-profit organizations, schools, Indigenous Nations, organizations, groups, and communities to apply for one-time funding for new projects and initiatives.

Types of grants available

The Live Well PEI Wellness Grant Program is currently closed for this 2023-24 fiscal year. Stay tuned for future information and opportunities, or contact us if you have questions! 

This year, over 30 projects were funded through our Community Catalyst Grant and School Health Grant streams. We will be sharing stories about these health promotion initiatives in the coming months. 

Other funding opportunities
Other Provincial Government Funding Opportunities: 
Other Wellness Funding Opportunities: 


Other Wellness Funding


Government of Canada New Horizons for Seniors

Government of Canada Healthy Canadians and Communities Grant (closed)

Government of Canada Intersectoral Action Fund (closed)

Government of Canada Mental Health of Black Canadians Fund (closed)

Government of Canada Strategic FASD Projects Fund (closed)

Government of Canada Suicide Prevention Health Promotion Program (closed)

Government of Canada Preventing and Addressing Family Violence (closed)

Canada Post Community Foundation Grant Program

Canadian Medical Association Healthy Canadians Grant

Canadian Tire JumpStart Community Development Grants

City of Charlottetown Community Sustainability Microgrant Program

Communities in Bloom Grants

Community Foundation of PEI Community Grants

Federation of Canadian Municipalities Green Municipal Fund

Recreation PEI Healthy Recreation Facilities Grant Program

Recreation PEI Physical Literacy Grant

ParticipAction Community Better Challenge

United Way of PEI Community Grants