*The Fairview FCSS Grant program is one of the ways that FCSS seeks the input of the local community
*Non profit and charitable organizations can submit applications for funding for the following year
* The Fairview FCSS Board then has the hard task of fund allocations
*The asks always far outweigh the available funds
* The types of programs that FCSS can fund is set by the province, and is outlined in greater detail below
*FCSS is currently accepting applications
Have A great idea for a program?
Before you begin checklist:
*Is your program eligible? *see the program advice inventory listing below
*Have you done a needs assessment?
*Do you have a solid plan for financial, legal and other resources you may need?
* Are you prepared to use outcome measures to report on your program?
To obtain FCSS funding, programs must fit within the Fairview FCSS priorities and the FCSS Services Act and Outcomes Model:
These programs must:
a. Enhance the social well-being of individuals, families and community through prevention and contribute to at least one of the following outcomes:
1: Individuals experience social well-being.
2: Individuals are connected with others.
3: Children and youth develop positively.
1: Healthy functioning within families.
2: Families have social supports.
1: The community is connected and engaged.
2: Community social issues are identified and addressed.
b. Enhance the social well-being of individuals, families and community through prevention.
c. Do one or more of the following:
i. help people to develop independence, strengthen coping skills and become more resistant to crisis;
ii. help people to develop an awareness of social needs;
iii. help people to develop interpersonal and group skills;
iv. help people and communities to assume responsibility for decisions and actions which affect them;
v. provide supports that help sustain people as active participants in the community.
d. Programs and Services not eligible under the program include those that:
i. provide primarily for the recreational needs or leisure time pursuits of individuals;
ii. are intended to sustain an individual or family, i.e., providing food, clothing or shelter;
iii. are primarily rehabilitative in nature; or
iv. duplicate services that are ordinarily provided by a government or government agency