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GANS Community Project Grant
The objective of this program is to provide one-year project funding to address unmet needs and gaps in services, awareness and/or knowledge within a framework of preventing or reducing gambling-related harm among individuals, families and communities in Nova Scotia.
Funding will be provided to projects that align with one or more of the following identified priorities:
- Improve community networks and monitor, manage and improve local community environments to address disparities in the social determinants of health and decrease gambling harm
- Develop and deliver broad-based and/or culturally sensitive community programs that address one or more social determinants of health for adults living “at risk” to prevent gambling harm
- Develop and deliver broad-based and/or culturally sensitive community programs to prevent stigma and shame among those experiencing gambling harms
- Develop and deliver broad-based and/or culturally sensitive community programs that address the relationship between gambling-related harms and mental health and addictions
Funds may be used to further develop services, enhance past/existing efforts or explore the feasibility of establishing new ones where gaps exist. Projects that duplicate past or existing efforts in Nova Scotia to prevent/reduce gambling-related harm will not be considered.
Please note: Community Health Boards are eligible partners and/or team members, however, are unable to administer funding for grants.
|Funding Amount and Duration||Up to $50,000 per grant for a period of one year.|
|Dates and Deadlines||Deadline: March 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (AT)|
Results: All principal applicants will be notified the end of March 2020
Funding Available: Projects can begin as early as April 1, 2020
|Consider whether you meet the eligibility criteria outlined above. |
If you are unsure please contact Leslie.Power@researchns.ca or call 902.424.4193 for confirmation before beginning application.
Register in the Grants Management System (GMS)
|Applications will be submitted via an online Grants Management System (GMS).|
The main contact person for the grant application is considered the Principal Applicant (PA). In order to access the application in the GMS, this individual must create an account.
Review Application Guide
|Be sure to carefully review all application requirements and directions, as outlined in the application guide below:|
GANS Community Project Grant Application Guide (PDF)
Review the GANS CPG Budget Considerations and Allowable Costs Document
|Please carefully review the Allowable Cost document for this funding opportunity available below: |
GANS Community Project Grant Budget Considerations and Allowable Costs (PDF)
Complete Organizational Agreement Form
|For this opportunity the primary host organization who will administer funding must complete an organizational agreement form to support the application. This form must be included within the GMS application. Further instructions are available in the application guide.|
See Organizational Agreement Form to be completed below:
GANS Community Grant Organizational Agreement Form (PDF)
Complete and Submit Application
|Input all information into the Grants Management System (GMS).|
When all sections have been completed select ‘save and submit’.
Confirmation of submission will be available in the primary applicants GMS portfolio.
A merit review panel will review applications in accordance with RNS Merit Review Guidelines and assessment criteria established for this competition outlined below:
The following criteria will be used to evaluate the GANS Community Project Grant applications. The proposal must demonstrate:
|Merit of the Proposal|
– Develop and deliver broad-based and/or culturally sensitive community programs that address one or more social determinants of health for adults living “at risk” to prevent gambling harm
– Develop and deliver broad-based and/or culturally sensitive community programs to prevent stigma and shame among those experiencing gambling harms
– Develop and deliver broad-based and/or culturally sensitive community programs that address the relationship between gambling-related harms and mental health and addictions
Resources & Assistance
The Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS) Community Project Grant is administered by Research Nova Scotia.
All applications for this opportunity will be accepted via an online Grants Management System (GMS). A step-by-step guide outlining GMS applications steps is available below:
GMS Technical Support
For technical support applying using the GMS please contact the helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 902.424.3054.
If you require any application support or have questions about this funding opportunity please contact Leslie Power at 902.424.4193 or Leslie.Power@researchns.ca.
In 1998, Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS-formerly the Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation) was formed as a not-for-profit, arms-length government organization for the purpose of receiving and distributing funds that would support communities to reduce the harmful effects of gambling. These funds are generated from a percentage of VLT revenues, matched by the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation (NSPLCC).