The COVID-19 pandemic has spawned a new mental health crisis in Saskatchewan. Concerns over personal and loved ones’ health, anxiety around employment and finances, and loneliness stemming from social isolation has had severe impacts on youth, adults, and seniors alike.
In 2021, insurance brokers are committed to doing their part to make a difference. The #BrokersCare Campaign for Mental Health is a yearlong initiative of the Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan (IBAS), presented in partnership with Wawanesa Insurance, dedicated entirely to raising funds and awareness to support improved mental health outcomes.
100% of all proceeds from the campaign go directly to fund grassroots mental health projects in communities throughout the province.
What groups are eligible to receive grant funding?
Registered charities, not-for-profits, community organizations, and educational institutions (including K-12 and post-secondary schools) are eligible to apply.
How much funding can organizations apply for?
Eligible organizations may apply for one-time grants between $100 – $10,000, to a maximum of $10,000 per organization (no limit to the number of projects). While each application will be adjudicated thoroughly on its merit, due to the high volume of anticipated demand, modest funding requests may have a higher probability of success or a faster turnaround time:
- $100 – $999: Response within five business days of application;
- $1,000 – $4,999: Response within 15 calendar days of application; and
- $5,000 – $10,000: Response within 30 calendar days of application.
What types of projects are eligible?
The sky is the limit! We’re willing to consider any project or initiative that meaningfully supports mental wellness and improved mental health outcomes in Saskatchewan communities. Projects will be evaluated based on demonstrated need, impact, and capacity to execute. Funding must be directly used to offset expenses incurred in the 2021 calendar year; it cannot be used to offset operational costs such as employee wages and overhead.
When are applications open?
Applications are currently open and will remain open so long as fundraising efforts allow. In the event applications close temporarily, a target reopening date will be posted here.
How can I apply?
Access the funding application using the button below:
Manager, Community Engagement
Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan
Phone: (306) 525-4076