Community Catalyst Grant Program

Prince Edward Island

Relevent Country: Canada

The Prince Edward Island (PEI) is pleased to announce the Community Catalyst Grant Program to provide an opportunity for Island municipalities to build local capacity and mobilize around wellness efforts in their communities.

Proposals for the Community Catalyst Grant should support community capacity-building and community-led solutions to an identified need in one of the following areas: mental wellness, healthy eating, physical activity, responsible alcohol use and tobacco reduction.


Funding will be awarded based on evidence of (at least one of) the following priority areas:

  • Organizational capacity-building and knowledge sharing/education to strengthen local groups, communities, and non-profits engaged in health promotion programming.
  • Removing barriers to community participation and healthy living for populations susceptible to health inequities (e.g., low-income families, newcomers, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, etc.)
  • Enhancing social connectedness and social supports through bringing community members together.

Notes: All projects funded through the Community Catalyst Grant Program must adhere to the directives of PEI’s Chief Public Health Office regarding COVID-19 (approved projects must be revised if recommendations change). Applicants are responsible for ensuring that activities comply with the directives of the Chief Public Health Office.

Funding Information

  • PEI municipalities can apply for up to $5000 of grant funding.

Duration: All grant funds awarded must be spent by March 6, 2023 and a final project wrap-up must be submitted by March 24, 2023.

Possible project outcomes include:

  • Project plan or strategy
  • Knowledge-building/information sharing
  • Programs, activities, and services
  • Policy development at municipal or organizational level
  • Costs associated with the implementation of the approved project following the notification of approval.

Eligible Expenses

Grant funds may cover the following eligible expenses:

  • Training
  • Transportation (within PEI)
  • Materials for program, events, training etc.
  • Research activities (e.g., community needs assessments)
  • Professional fees (e.g., consultants, trainers, expertise not available in the community, etc.)
  • Facility rentals

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants include:

  • Mi’kmaq First Nations or other Indigenous communities
  • Municipalities


  • Community groups/organizations are encouraged to partner with municipalities on an application; however, the municipality must be the project lead and principal applicant.
  • Individuals are not eligible to apply.
  • Eligibility is restricted to municipalities and partner organizations within Prince Edward Island.
  • Applicants can submit multiple applications for different projects; however, applicants will not receive funding for more than one project for the Community Catalyst Grant.
  • Proposed projects must align with the Wellness Grant Program funding priorities and meet eligibility requirements of the Community Catalyst Grant.