FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How many women are needed to form a group?
A: We encourage groups of 6-10 women, however this number may vary slightly depending on circumstance. If your group is slightly smaller or larger than this please let us know why in the application and we will see if it’s possible to accommodate your group size.
Q: Do all group members have to be breast cancer survivors?
A: Not all group members need to be survivors. However, we suggest at least half of the group should be survivors. For example, if you have a group of 8 women, 4 or more of them should be breast cancer survivors
Q: Do all group members have to be women?
Q: I’m interested in the program, but don’t have a group. Can I apply as an individual?
A: Unfortunately we cannot fund individuals. This is a group- based program and is meant to encourage social support as well as physical activity.
Q: Will ProjectMOVE help me find a group if I’m an individual interested in the project but don’t have a group?
A: Yes. ProjectMOVE will help connect you with existing groups or with other women interested in creating a group. If you would like to connect with an existing group or other interested women you can do this through the discussion forum on the website (link here) or contact Marianne Clark.
Q: Do all group members have to live in the Okanagan region?
A: Yes, all groups should be made up of women living in the Okanagan region. If members of your group will be away for a period of time (i.e., during winter months, summer holidays etc.) please explain this in your application.
Q: Can new groups be developed for this program or do the groups have to exist already?
A: The groups can be either existing groups or new groups. If you are not part of an existing group and have friends, family, neighbours, or work colleagues who are also interested, we encourage you to develop a new group. Just be sure that the group meets the eligibility criteria. To meet this criteria, group members must be: women, breast cancer survivors, living in the Okanagan region and who have completed primary cancer treatment (post surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy). All participants should be able to engage safely in a physical activity program.
Q: Can our group buy a treadmill or other piece of home exercise equipment as part of our proposed project?
A: No, Project Move encourages group activity and will only fund those items and services that will benefit and help the whole group be active. Items like treadmills and individual fitness memberships are not eligible. Please see our Program Guidelines for more examples of what Project Move will include.
Q: How much money can we ask for?
A: Up to $2,000 is available per group consisting of 8-12 women each.