New HEAL funding opportunity available to SC communities

Wholespire, formally Eat Smart Move More South Carolina, has a brand new funding opportunity for communities interested in increasing access to healthy choices. In partnership with the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, the healthy eating active living (HEAL) mini-grant will also help increase community capacity to address health through technical assistance.

The HEAL mini-grants must be used to fund healthy eating and active living projects that support policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes. There will be one grant cycle per year with an application deadline of July 21. One mini-grant is available each year for up to $5000 per applicant.

Applicants may be a current 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization OR use a fiscal agent who is a current 501(c)(3), school, local government, or faith-based organization. All grant proposals must be related to healthy eating and/or active living and implement, promote, or support a PSE change.

In addition, strong grant proposals will include:

  • A project idea that is ready to be implemented.
  • A letter of support for the project from partnering organizations.
  • Outline of how the project will address health equity in your community.

More information, including project examples, key date, frequently asked questions, sample application, and more resources can be found on our website at

If you are interested in speaking with a staff person about your project idea, email Community Coordinator Lauren Everett at

Read more about the Teaming Up for Health Outcomes partnership with SCORH.

This funding opportunity is made possible by a grant from the BlueCross® BlueShield® of South Carolina Foundation, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.