Great Big Stories (GBS): Measuring Impact in Substance Use
In 2020, Frayme launched our Great Big Stories (GBS) Grant. This grant focuses on capturing, sharing and spreading stories of success in the creation, design, uptake and refinement of inclusive, diverse, collaborative and equity-enhancing efforts across the YMHSU system. Frayme is now launching the next iteration of our GBS granting stream with a specific focus on addressing effective solutions for problematic substance use for youth and their families.
Frayme will support grants of up to $20,000 each.
Goals of the grant:
The goals of the grant include supporting community-based organizations to:
Identify and pilot the implementation of meaningful youth-centric tools and measures to begin to collect evidence of effectiveness. To accomplish this work, grantees will have access to expert advisors engaged in the Sharing the Stories platform (StS), who can support them in:
- defining the outcomes that are relevant to youth service users and their families, and
developing evaluation capacity and implementing consistent tools to tell the story of their program’s activities and initiatives through rigorous evaluation.
Develop and tell a story about the process of implementing the tool and/or measure, the anticipated/hoped for outcomes (what problem or gap are they trying to address by implementing the tool/measure), lessons learned that others may want to consider when trying to implement the tool/measure, youth feedback on the implementation and preliminary results. Stories could focus on themes such as: co-creation, engagement, collaboration and/or trusting partnerships with youth, families and/or communities.
For more information about this grant, including eligibility, please refer to: https://frayme.ca/great-big-stories-substance-use-stream
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