Local groups awarded small 'Wellness' grants

The Parish of the Good Sheppard and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, both in Mount Pearl, were among 80 groups selected for Health and Wellness Grants by the provincial government recently.

The Parish of the Good Sheppard is getting $8,000 to go towards a community garden program. The Heart and Stroke Foundation will receive $5,000 for a “Healthy Drink Choices for Children” program.

The grants provide up to $10,000 to either fully fund a project or as a contribution towards the total cost. The projects must support healthy living and wellness in such areas as healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco control, and injury prevention.

Posted on May 20, 2015 .