Seven organizations receive over $203,000 in funding to support health and Wellness

Seven organizations receive over $203,000 in funding to support health and wellness.

wellness in the Tri-County area

The Reciprocity Health Fund addresses the social determinants of health – the social and

economic conditions that impact a person’s health.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 26, 2022

YARMOUTH, NS – Seven community-based programs are receiving $203,390 in funding to

support a variety of health- and wellness-related activities in the Yarmouth, Digby and

Shelburne areas. The funding is through the Reciprocity Health Fund, which supports

community-based projects addressing the social determinants of health – the living conditions

people experience that influence a wide range of health outcomes and risks.

The grants are enabling these organizations to expand or create new health-related activities

and preventative health measures in reducing health inequalities and improving wellness of

those they serve:

• Rotary Club of Yarmouth – $12,800

• SchoolsPlus Yarmouth – $6,500

• Tri-Country Women’s Centre – $71,100

• Tri-County LiveWell Community Wellness Initiative - $100,000

• Yarmouth County Historical Society - $1,900

Yarmouth Life Skills for Disabled Adults - $16,840

• Victorian Order of Nurses Tri-County - $24,250

The newly established Reciprocity Health Fund is an endowment fund made possible by an

anonymous donor who wanted to have a positive impact on the health of people in and around

Yarmouth County. It is administered by the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia through an

annual call for proposals. Dates for the 2023 Reciprocity Health Fund Call for Proposals will be

announced in the new year.