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The Rural Mental Health Project is excited to announce that we are starting a Community Grants program!

The Community Grants program aims to support projects that focus on mental health promotion in rural communities. Grants will only be available to rural communities who have a trained Community Animator.

To get involved with the Rural Mental Health Project, visit our About page to learn more and then fill out the Expression of Interest to start training. Only five paid cohorts of training remain and spots are limited, so sign up soon!



Local projects must align with the Rural Mental Health project’s guiding principles and be developmental in nature. See our Project Principles and the Project Overview Video for a summary of our principles and to learn more about the project. RMHP would like to support local mental health action plans that are tailored to each community’s local context, assets, and realities. We also hope to continue to support Animators to engage with a variety of community members, supporting local activities in all stages of project development and implementation and involving diverse voices in planning and decision-making. 

Please see the Eligibility page for more information. 




Granting Streams

There are three granting streams available: 




Before submitting your application to the Rural Mental Health Community Grants, please consult the Application Guidelines and Adjudication Criteria to ensure you have filled out your application correctly. Please ensure that you have chosen the correct Application Form for the Granting Stream your project fits into. 

After reviewing the Application Guidelines and Adjudication Rubric, email your completed application to Eden at [email protected] with “Grants Submission” in the subject line.

Deadline to apply: Sunday, February 28, 2021.