Spread Relief Program

WHAT IS THIS PROGRAM?

The Spread Relief Program is the Canadian Children’s Optimist Foundation (CCOF) way to help your Club launch a childhood health and wellness related project. 

  • Grants of up to $ 3,000.00
  • Optimist Club can only be awarded 1 grant per year.
  • One-time grant per project.

WHAT ARE THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS PROGRAM?

Every community has special needs and asking the Optimists for some help is often the first thing that comes to mind when in need of support. The Spread Relief program seeks to provide grants to Canadian Optimist clubs to help them develop childhood health related projects that will make a real difference in the life of children in need in their community. Who would better know what would help your community than members of this community?

The program include projects focused on assisting children and families dealing with mental and physical health issues, including Childhood cancer, and promoting and raising awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to inspire entire communities.

HOW DO WE BEGIN?

Think about what the needs in your community are. Contact local or provincial non-profit organizations if you need some ideas. Each Club is strongly encouraged to work with other local or provincial non-profit organizations to insure the success of their endeavour. Then, develop your project, fill in the application form you will find on our website and send it to the CCOF with the necessary letter as requested by the CRA before the due date.

WHEN CAN I APPLY?

Deadlines:

  • 1st quarter: December 31
  • 2nd quarter: March 31
  • 3rd quarter: June 30
  • 4th quarter: September 30

Grants announcement

  • 1st quarter: March
  • 2nd quarter: June
  • 3rd quarter: September
  • 4th quarter: November

For more information, call us at 1-800-363-7151 ext, 336 or e-mail info@ccof-foec.org