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Since 1996, the IGA has funded 1,190 different projects, totalling more than $32 million.
Grants have been in the areas of health promotion and chronic illness prevention, support for seniors, mental illness support and care, educational support (for school-based equipment, literacy support, and innovative projects in schools), community-based initiatives (playgrounds, recreational equipment, and programs), youth initiatives, and a host of other types of grants.
Please see the IGA’s Strategic Plan for areas our organization is trying to focus on at this time.
Additionally, each year, the IGA establishes priorities for the types of projects it would like to consider funding. These priorities will be posted on this website at the relevant and appropriate time.
The IGA does not have a lower or upper limit on the amount of funding it will consider. Each application is based on its potential benefit and impact on the regions served by the IGA, its relevance, and on its own merit.
The IGA accepts proposals up to and including November 1st of any calendar year, at which time it undertakes an extensive review process of all proposals it has received by this deadline.
This is a time-consuming process when one considers there are often more than 100 funding proposals submitted in any given year.
Final decisions on proposals are made at a meeting of the IGA Board of Directors, which has traditionally been held in mid-May of the following year (about six months after the application deadline).
Please see the Grants section of this website for all of the IGA’s important deadline dates.
The traditional IGA service area is the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland (Reef’s Harbour and north) and all of Labrador, except for Labrador City, Wabush, and Churchill Falls.
The IGA will entertain proposals for projects outside this area if there is clear evidence of direct benefit to the residents of this area.
Examples include the major health care centres outside the region where referrals from within may occur, such as Daffodil Place, Ronald McDonald House, Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Center, and the like.
Any student enrolled in a post-secondary program (or who is about to enter post-secondary studies) who has graduated from a high school in the IGA service area is eligible for consideration.
The applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at his/her respective post-secondary institution.
The IGA also encourages students who have been out of high school for five years or more to apply, as such student(s) will be given consideration for an IGA Special Bursary.
At this time, the IGA Bursary Program is intended for undergraduates only. Support will not be given for students already in possession of a post-secondary degree or diploma.