Grants Expression of Interest

Community Grants - Expression of Interest Form

The purpose of the Expression of Interest (EOI) form is to offer individualized support and feedback to Animators prior to submitting a formal application. By doing so, Animators will have the opportunity to make necessary adjustments to their grant project in a way that aligns with concepts from Training and the RMH principles, thereby increasing the likelihood of success.

Recently, the Government of Alberta (RMHP funders) has introduced changes to Community Grants which affect the evaluation and allocation of funds going forward. To ensure that rural communities continue to receive funding for the benefit of their community, we will now require all grant applicants to complete the EOI and schedule a follow-up call with the RMH Team to get feedback and to further discuss your project development. This step will help us gain a better understanding of project ideas and their context, facilitating a more informed decision-making process.


  • To proceed with your application, a feedback call is required with the RMH Team; your application will not be accepted until the call is completed. We want to ensure that each application is successful and supported.
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Only rural communities with a trained Community Animator are eligible for RMH Community Grants. To learn more about the Rural Mental Health Network, please visit our “About” page.

To be eligible for RMH Community Grants, communities must have an Animator who has completed all training modules. If you are an Animator who has not yet received their Certificate of Completion, please make sure that you complete Module 7 of the online training and then contact us at for your certificate.

Take into consideration your project activities and what your budget may need to include to determine the funding stream.

In addition to the feedback phone call, here are some additional supports available:

  • Grants Learning Series – Evaluation & Reporting Workshop (September 28 @ 11AM)
  • Grants Learning Series – Grant Writing (November 30 @ 11 AM)
  • Provincial Exchange – Granting Writing and Evaluation breakout sessions will be available
  • Grants Information Session (Q&A) – November 21 @11AM
  • Team Supports
    • Jessica/Mary – General Questions
    • Tim – Coaching Calls
    • Torri – Idea Generation
    • Luna – Evaluation Support
    • Robyn – Capacity Building