Bell TPL Fund

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Bell TPL Fund

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The Bell True Patriot Love Fund provides grants to charitable organizations from across Canada who are delivering mental health programs for military families, Veterans, and serving members.  Since 2013, the Fund has provided 61 grants and $1 million to programs delivered through Military Family Resource Centres (MFRCs), Veteran organizations and other charities who work to improve access to mental health care in military communities across the country.

In 2016, Bell Let’s Talk and True Patriot Love renewed the Fund for another 4 years and $1 million in support of the mental health and wellbeing of military families.

The 2017 Bell TPL Fund will introduce 2 streams for funding with a total annual disbursement of $250,000.  Grants will continue to be provided to both community-based mental health programs, and to programs with regional or national scope that are evidence-based or evidence-informed, with proven impact and sustainability.

Focus of the Bell True Patriot Love Fund: Mental health and well-being.

Application

The 2017 Bell TPL Fund is now accepting applications until June 20th, 2017. To download your application click here.

Eligibility Criteria

Stream 1 ($5,000 – $25,000)

  • Canadian registered charity
  • Mental health programming to benefit serving members, Veterans and/or their families
  • Preference will be given to community-based programs in which an established mental health organization or mental health expert is involved as a consultant or in the delivery of programming
  • Applications must be received during the application window of Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 – Fri. June 20, 2017, at 5:00 pm PT

Stream 2 ($25,000 – $75,000)

  • Canadian registered charity
  • Mental health programming to benefit serving members, Veterans and/or their families
  • Programs must have regional scope (i.e. across more than one province) with the capacity to expand nationally
  • Preference will be given to organizations that:
    • Have a successful program with a proven track record
    • Have secured the project funding required to launch or expand the program
    • Are working with an established mental health organization or mental health expert who is involved as a consultant or in the delivery of programming
  • Applications must be received during the application window of Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 – Fri. June 20, 2017, at 5:00 pm PT

 

Exclusions

  • Any program or service that is already offered or fully funded by the Canadian government. To find out what governmental services, programs and funding you may be eligible for, please read the relevant sections on:
  • Programs that do not directly impact Canadian serving members, Veterans and/or military families
  • Politically-affiliated programs, organizations or lobbyists
  • Religious organizations
  • Individuals or individual families
  • Multimedia and art productions including films (documentary and feature), music and plays
  • Individual researchers
  • Staff salaries

 

Application Guidelines

In addition to the eligibility criteria noted above, preference will be given to projects that address and provide details on the requirements below.

Project

The Bell True Patriot Love Fund supports projects that improve access to mental health care, supports and services for Canadian Armed Forces service members, Veterans and their families

Projects should leverage, expand or replicate proven programs and services already being offered by mental health agencies, MFRCs or other organizations who provide mental health care to military members, veterans, and military families

Only one project can be submitted per organization

Secured funding from other sources for the project is an asset

Applications should be evidence-based and must have clear objectives, a measurement plan, and specifically address project sustainability post funding

Impact

Specify the number or increased number of individuals helped through the project

Expected number of beneficiaries/participants served and supported by the project

Budget

Detailed budget and supporting financial documents are provided and allow for a clear financial assessment

Include previous funding application status and other formal funding partnerships

Identify the exact budget expense to be supported by the Bell TPL grant

Sustainability

Demonstrated organizational capacity to execute the project

Strategy for continued funding after disbursed funds have been used

Expected Outcomes

Ability to communicate and promote the mental health program after a grant has been disbursed

Measurement of success of the program including potential impact of funding

 

Terms of Grant

The Bell TPL Fund provides annual funding. The grant year starts on October 1 and ends September 30 of the following year.

The Bell TPL Fund may provide a grant amount for less than that requested; when this happens, the grantee must submit a revised budget within the amount approved.

An interim impact report and/or final impact report are mandatory for the Bell TPL Fund.

 

Resources

Bell Let’s Talk www.bell.ca/letstalk


For more information, please contact:

Namita Joshi, Manager of Disbursements & Innovation

Phone: (416) 628 4972

Email: njoshi@truepatriotlove.com