Created in 2013, the Bell True Patriot Love Fund provides charitable organizations from across Canada with a total of $1 million over four years in support of mental health programs of military families, veterans, and serving members.
With Bell Let’s Talk and True Patriot Love matching funds for the program, the fund distributes $250,000 annually ( 2013-2016), in grants of $5,000 to $25,000. Since 2013, the Fund has provided 48 grants across Canada to programs delivered through Military Family Resource Centres (MFRCs) and other charities who work to improve access to mental health care in military communities across the country.
Focus of the Bell True Patriot Love Fund:
- Mental health and well being
The 2016 Bell TPL Fund Application Window is now closed!
- Organizations must be Canadian registered charities with a CRA number
- Projects must benefit Canadian Armed Forces service members, veterans and/or their families
- Applications must be received during the application window Mon. June 27, 2016 – Friday. Aug 26, 2016 at 5pm EST
- Funding requests must not exceed the maximum grant amount ($5,000 to $25,000)
5. Mental Health initiative (see www.bell.ca/letstalk)
In addition to the specific criteria noted above, grant applications to the Bell TPL Fund which address and provide details on the requirements below will be given preference.
The Bell True Patriot Love Fund supports projects that improve access to mental health care, supports and services for Canadian Armed Forces service members, their families and veterans.
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, families and veterans
Having 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
Specify the number or increased number of individuals helped through the project
Supporting Opinions – Letter of Support, testimonials, expert opinion on need of service proposed
Expected number of beneficiaries/participants/individuals served and supported by the project
Budget and supporting financial documents are provided and allow for a clear financial assessment
Previous funding application status and other formal funding partnerships
Resource Assessment (Environment, Human, Industry)
Strategy for continued funding after disbursed funds have been used
Ability to communicate and promote the Fund before, during and after the application process
Measurement of success of the program including potential impact of funding
For more information, please contact:
Namita Joshi, Manager of Disbursements & Innovation
Phone: (416) 628 4972