In Spring 2018, Community Food Centres Canada will provide four new grants to nonprofit organizations to run FoodFit, a healthy eating and exercise program for people living on low incomes.
About the program
FoodFit was developed by Community Food Centres Canada and has been successfully implemented by several organizational partners across Canada. The program brings people together to learn new food skills, set achievable goals and to inspire them to make measurable, sustainable changes in overall health and fitness.
The 12 week program combines fun, hands-on cooking sessions and food-based activities, easy-to-understand nutrition information, group exercise, shared meals, self-directed individual and group goal-setting, and reflection and feedback loops that monitor and reinforce individual and group progress.
Though a motivating environment and supportive group dynamic, FoodFit helps low-income participants make lasting changes to their health by eating healthier, moving more, and making new friends. Results to date show significant changes to the health and wellbeing of participants. To learn more about how FoodFit can have an impact, read the 2016 FoodFit Programs Report.
About the grant
There are two types of FoodFit programs: FoodFit for adults, and FoodFit for youth (ages 13 to 19). We are accepting grant applications for adult, youth or a combination of both programs.
Successful grant recipients receive funding to staff, implement, and evaluate eight sessions of FoodFit programming plus alumni drop-in sessions over the span of two years.
To date, Community Food Centres Canada has distributed 15 FoodFit grants to partner organizations across the country. FoodFit grants have been made available through generous funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Multi-sectoral Partnership Grants Program and matching funds from other sources.
2018 application information
Eligibility: Registered Canadian charities
Number of grants available: 4
Term of grant: 2 years
Amount of each grant: $40,000 ($25,000 to be spent in year 1, $15,000 to be spent in year 2)
Application deadline: Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 11:59 p.m.
For more details about the grant and application requirements, please read the FoodFit Grant Guidelines. To apply, download and complete the Grant Application Package.
Questions? Contact Alissa Vieth, Health Promotion Manager, Community Food Centres Canada, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-531-8826 ext. 265.