The Rural Mental Health Project Community Grants program offers funding to community-based projects that promote mental health and wellbeing in rural and remote communities across Alberta.

Through the Community Grants, the Rural Mental Health Project works to: 

  • Support Animators in their ongoing work to identify local priorities, develop action plans, and implement community-based mental health promotion strategies, with an emphasis on involving diverse voices in the planning and decision-making; 
  • Expand and strengthen the Rural Mental Health Network by connecting Animators, community members, communities, and other partners to leverage their unique strengths and assets; 
  • Promote equitable access to resources and funding in rural and remote communities, with an emphasis on capacity building; and
  • Reinforce the Rural Mental Health Project’s Guiding Principles

Grants are only available to rural communities who have a trained Community Animator. If you are not yet involved with the Rural Mental Health Project, visit our Animator Training page to learn more and then fill out the Expression of Interest form to start training.