Wellness Grants have changed! We’ve partnered with the YMCA to help serve applicants sooner.
What are Wellness Grants?
Exercise and socialization are great ways to benefit mental health and wellbeing. The Wellness Grants program provides an opportunity for people with a mental illness and financial need to access annual fitness memberships at 3 facilities for no or low cost. The facilities are: (1) the YMCA in downtown Kelowna, (2) the Rutland Family YMCA and (3) the H2O Center. Through the Wellness Grants program, CMHA Kelowna works with the YMCA to make annual fitness memberships as affordable as possible. The YMCA offers a subsidized membership rate to all Wellness Grants recipients and the Wellness Grant covers the participant’s share of the membership in the following ways:
- 1st time memberships – 100% of membership fee is paid through the grant (no cost to you)
- 2nd time memberships – 50% of membership fee is paid through the grant (low cost to you – around $6-8/mo for a single)
- 3rd time membership – 25% of membership fee is paid through the grant (low cost to you – around $8-10/mo for a single)
Individuals can apply for either a single grant or for a family grant. Eligible applicants can apply for a maximum total of three (3) annual memberships. We are re-setting the clock and as of April 1, 2018 all applicants will be considered 1st time applicants regardless of whether they have received a grant in the past. i.e. individuals who currently hold a membership at the H20 that was paid for by Wellness Grants and want to renew it will still be considered first time applicants.
Click here to download the Applicant/Information Letter for more information about what to expect.
Click here to download the Application Form. You can download, print, and complete the form and either drop it off in person or scan it and email it back to CMHA Kelowna.