International Grenfell Association


announces its

2024 Grant Program

The Grant Application deadline is November 1, 2023.

The IGA has gone with an on-line grant application process, with a link to this process available under “Grants” on the IGA website at

You can also access the link directly at:

All organizations applying for an IGA grant must now use this process.

More information is available from:

Mr. Paul Canning

I.G.A. Administrator

Box 75, 430 Topsail Road

St. John’s, NL

A1E 4N1

Ph: (709) 745-6162


I.G.A.’s 2024 Grant Program seeks to support initiatives in five areas:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Community Wellness
  • Arts & Culture
  • Research


Examples of these initiatives are detailed by each area below. For more information about grants supported in the past, please visit


Support for Quality Health

  • Healthy life styles and maintenance of good health.
  • Youth programs such as recreation, safe sex, drug and alcohol prevention and anti-bullying.
  • Counselling – mental health, career guidance and family issues.
  • Elder care and an aging population.
  • Chronic health issues such as; diabetes, obesity, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and other areas of focus identified by Labrador Grenfell Zone, as well as the Department of Health and Community Services.
  • Programs that will improve our ability to measure quality health care.


Support for Quality Education

  • Child, adult and family learning
  • Innovative educational ideas as pilot projects that may evolve to other schools.
  • Healthy living.
  • Youth leadership.


Support for Community Wellness

  • Promotion of community pride and belonging while also encouraging healthy living, recreation, and physical fitness.
  • Promotion of community sustainability and self-sufficiency.
  • Youth leadership
  • IGA prefers projects that fit within a twelve-month timeframe.


Support for Arts and Culture


  • All arts and cultural disciplines, including music, dance, theatre, visual arts and new media.
  • Traditional skills such as story-telling, crafts, music and other cultural values.
  • Cultural revitalization, particularly that links to community wellness, economic enterprise, and sustainability.
  • Artistic development.
  • Transfer of cultural knowledge (i.e., seniors to youth).
  • Any proposal must adhere to cultural sensitivities and are ethically sound.


Support for Research


  • Local research initiatives leading to evidence-based decision making in areas of IGA support, including demographic information related to the IGA region.
  • Research endorsed by local agencies and, where applicable, in partnership with and in respect of indigenous research processes.
  • Research sponsored by Memorial University and other local reputable institutions/agencies.
  • Research is valid reliable and relevant to the Grenfell region and IGA’s overall objectives, core values and principles.
  • IGA prefers projects that leverage additional research funding, wherever possible.


Applications in the past several years have exceeded the grant money available by a factor of two or three times.


Applications will be viewed more favorably if:

  • All questions on the IGA Application Form are completed.
  • Explanatory details are provided.
  • Evidence of seeking other funding sources is provided.
  • Community commitment is provided where appropriate.
  • Budget and financial disclosures are full and complete.
  • There is a major community benefit to be derived from the project.
  • There is direct evidence of measurable outcomes.


The IGA Board of Directors looks forward to reviewing all applications in support of the people of the Northern Peninsula, Central and Coastal Labrador.


Final decisions on all applications are to be made at the next I.G.A. Board meeting, to be held in mid-April, 2024. Notifications on decisions of grant applications will be issued shortly thereafter.


Please note that the grant you are applying for cannot begin with IGA funding before June, 2024.