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GNWT offering funding for ‘healthy living’ support in NWT communities

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has begun accepting applications from Indigenous governments, community governments, NGO’s and Social Services for the 2023 Healthy Choices Fund.

The fund is intended to support and encourage environments for healthy eating, active living and reduce substance use for children, seniors and their families. 

The Healthy Choices Fund is offering $400,000 to fund health promotion and prevention that support communities in the NWT as well as an additional $410,000 for senior communities to reduce the harms of alcohol use disorders. Between $10,000 and $75,000 of the fund is available per project.

Eligible projects must be in the NWT, engage and encourage community residents, strengthen partnerships that build sustainability and deliver education on healthy living.

Eligible costs covered by the fund include purchase and rentals for equipment, travel fees, staffing expenses and construction for traditional structures such as teepees and smoke houses.

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