Harm Reduction Grant Program Now Accepting Applications
Starting today, the City of Regina is accepting grant applications to distribute $500,000 to programs, services and initiatives dedicated to supporting harm reduction in Regina.
The primary objective of this initiative is to increase access to support services and reduce harm associated with drug use in Regina. Harm reduction is an approach taken in many cities that focuses on the prevention of harm in people who continue to use drugs, rather than on the prevention of drug use itself.
To be eligible for the grant funding, an organization must be a registered non-profit with a proposed initiative that aligns with one of more of the four priorities of the funding stream: Overdose Prevention, Safe and Accessible Spaces, Safe and Inclusive Communities, and Strengthened Support and Connections.
This grant funding reinforces the City’s commitment to providing supports that address the needs of our community’s most vulnerable residents, and to creating a healthier and more inclusive community.
In 2021, Council approved funding during budget deliberations to support harm reduction initiatives. On November 25, 2021, Council approved the Community Safety and Well Being Plan report, which provides for continued funding for the Harm Reduction Grant in 2022 and into the future.
The maximum amount of funding available for is $30,000 under Minor funding and $150,000 under Major funding. The deadline to submit applications is June 17 and funding will be distributed in September.
Visit Regina.ca/grants for more information and to apply.