December 12, 2016
The fund, worth $500,000 in total, goes towards projects tied to one of five territorial anti-poverty strategy pillars:
Child and family support
Healthy living and reaching potential
Safe and affordable housing
Integrated continuum of service
Last year, the fund received approximately $200 million worth of requests for funding – 400 times its budget.
Despite such a sizable difference in supply and demand, Minister of Health and Social Services Glen Abernethy says there are no plans to increase the current fund.