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.