This competition is now closed.
Shift Grant Objective
The objective of the Shift Grant is to test new, innovative ideas to prevent violence and support victims. Funded projects will aim to identify promising practices, build collaboration, and strengthen capacity for implementation. We are seeking proposals that reflect new ways of approaching the issue, engage partners in addressing systemic barriers for vulnerable populations, and transform the environment that contributes to domestic violence. These grants will focus on creating, exploring, and testing new ideas, models, and pilots, and are not intended to support existing programs or direct service delivery. If these ideas show promise to benefit Nova Scotians, they may become part of the plan.
Priority Funding Areas
We welcome all types of innovative ideas for changing the conversation about domestic violence with a focus on prevention. Projects that support women from vulnerable and underserved groups, and specifically Standing Together’s priority areas listed below, are encouraged:
- Indigenous women and girls
- Children and youth
- Men and boys
Interested in working with us? Follow the process below to apply.
|Eligibility||Please note: Individuals, businesses and government departments/agencies are not eligible for this grant. This grant is not intended to support research and any project requiring ethics approval is not eligible.|
To apply for a Shift Grant, the Primary Applicant must meet one of the following criteria:
|Funding Amount||Up to $75,000 is available per grant.|
Grant is non-renewable.
|Funding Duration||Grants may be up to 24 months in duration.|
All grant activities must be completed before March 31, 2022.
|Multiple Submissions||Applicants may submit only one Shift Grant application for consideration.|
|Dates and Deadlines||Application Deadline: March 4, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (AT)|
Application Review: March 2020
Results Available: March/April 2020
Funds Available Beginning: April 2020
|Consider whether you meet the eligibility criteria (outlined above).|
If applicants have any questions about their eligibility, they are encouraged to contact Leslie Power at 902.424.4193 or Leslie.Power@researchns.ca prior to submitting an application.
Review Application Guidelines
|Be sure to carefully review all application guidelines, as outlined in the document below:|
Standing Together Shift Grant Application Guidelines (PDF)
Review Eligible Costs
|Please carefully review all eligible costs, as outlined in the document below:|
Standing Together Shift Grant Eligible Costs Guidelines (PDF).
Create a GMS Account
|Applications will be submitted via an online Grants Management System (GMS).|
Please sign up here to create an account.
Bring Application in the GMS
|To begin application, login to your GMS account and select “Apply for Grant”.|
|When all information is complete submit your application by clicking on the “Submit Application” tab in the GMS and follow the directions.|
All applications must be submitted before the deadline and time noted above. No applications or application documents/edits will be accepted after this time.
Research Nova Scotia staff will assess applications to determine whether they are complete and meet the eligibility criteria. A panel will review application in accordance with the assessment criteria outlined below.
Please note: all decisions made by the review panel are final and cannot be appealed.
The following criteria will be used by the review committee to assess Shift Grant applications.
Resources & Assistance
For all questions please contact Leslie Power, Manager, Research Programs, prior to submitting an application:
Technical Grants Management System (GMS) Support
Please click here to download and view a Grants Management System (GMS) User Guide for applicants outlining how to navigate the online system.
For any technical questions regarding the GMS, contact the GMS Help Desk at 902.424.3054 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please allow 1-2 business days for a response. Ensure any technical issues are communicated with the GMS help desk before the grant deadline.
The Nova Scotia Advisory Council was established in 1977 to educate the public and advise the provincial government on issues of interest and concern to women. The Nova Scotia Advisory Council works to make sure that issues affecting the lives of Nova Scotia women become part of the government’s plan. Our concerns touch all areas of women’s lives.