Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund – Round Three

Round Three of the Healthy Communities Capacity Building fund provides support for local governments in BC who are leading the way in creating the conditions that enable healthy people and healthy places – in partnership with regional health authorities and other key community stakeholders. 

Round Three of the Fund provides two streams of support:

Stream One – Seeding Healthy Small, Rural and Remote Communities

This stream is for small, rural, and remote communities. It includes grants of up to $5,000, along with online resources, webinars, and other capacity building support.

Stream Two – Growing Impact: BC’s Next Level of Healthy Communities Leadership 

This stream is for communities of any size, and provides an integrated suite of support including learning events, coaching, a community of practice, and grants of up to $15,000.

A full list of all the projects funded can be found here. Click the titles below for more information on streams of support.

  Stream One: Seeding Healthy Small, Rural and Remote Communities

Resources and support for collaborative, upstream learning and action. Click here to learn more.

 

Opportunity

The Seeding Stream is for small, rural, and remote communities.i It includes grants of up to $5,000, along with other capacity building support.

Supported communities:

  • receive a grant of up to $5,000 to support  activities including: developing healthy community partnerships across sectors, learning more about conditions that improve health and well-being, identifying and planning for local health and well-being priorities, and moving upstream for greater impact;

  • receive access to an online portal of healthy community resources for small, rural, and remote communities, and to limited coaching and facilitation support; and

  • participate in up to three webinars designed to increase the capacity of participants to better understand and have an impact on the upstream determinants of health and well-being in a small, rural, and/or remote reality.

Eligible Applicants:

  • are a local government (municipality, regional district, First Nations or Métis Chartered Community) in a small, rural, or remote community

  • have a partnership in place with a local health authority (or are working towards one)

  • are interested in pursuing one or more of the following activities: developing healthy community partnerships across sectors, learning more about conditions that improve health and well-being, identifying and planning for local health and well-being priorities;

  • are focused, or want to focus, on thinking and acting upstreami in one or more of the following areas: healthy eating and food security, tobacco reduction, physical activity, healthy early childhood development, positive mental health and well-being, culture of moderation for alcohol use, injury prevention, and healthy built environment; and

  • have the capacity and commitment to participate in a provincial network of small, rural and remote healthy communities, including participating in up to three webinars.

  Stream Two: Growing Impact: BC’s Next of Healthy Communities Leadership

An integrated suite of support including events, coaching, community of practice and grants. Click here to learn more.

 

Opportunity

The Growing Impact stream provides an opportunity for one community from each health authority region across BC to achieve measurable progress towards innovative, upstream solutions in one or more of the following areas: healthy eating and food security, tobacco reduction, physical activity, healthy early childhood development, positive mental health and well-being, culture of moderation for alcohol use, injury prevention, and healthy built environment.

Selected communities will be invited into the inaugural healthy communities learning and leadership cohort. Through this cohort, they will be supported to better understand and influence systems change, to accelerate learning and measure outcomes, to collaborate more effectively across sectors, and to innovate upstream for greater impact.

Supported communities will:

  • receive a grant up to $15,000 to support their work;
  • participate in an intensive, on-site, two-day workshop on innovating upstream for greater impact on a locally-selected healthy community issue;
  • receive an initial six months of personalized and project-specific coaching to support learning, planning, prototyping, and evaluation; and
  • access facilitated participation in a provincial community of learning and practice.

Eligible Applicants

  • are a local government (municipality, regional district, First Nation or Métis Chartered Community) in any sized community;
  • have a strong partnership with a local health authority
  • have a strategic leadership team that is multi-sectoral (public, private, non-profit)
  • are focused, or want to focus, on working upstream for greater impact in one or more of the following areas: healthy eating and food security, tobacco reduction, physical activity, healthy early childhood development, positive mental health and well-being, culture of moderation for alcohol use, injury prevention, and healthy built environment;
  • have an innovative project idea or a compelling healthy communities issue that you are committed to impacting
  • have the commitment and capacity to participate (for an initial six months) in an integrated suite of supports including learning events, coaching, and a provincial community of practice; and
  • can leverage matching resources (cash or in-­kind)

Priorities & Focus Areas

In both streams, partnership development and collaboration between local governments, health authorities, and other community stakeholders is a priority, as is working upstreamii for greater impact in one or more of the following focus areas:

  • healthy eating and food security
  • tobacco reduction
  • physical activity
  • healthy early childhood development
  • positive mental health and well-being
  • culture of moderation for alcohol use
  • injury prevention
  • planning for a healthy built environment

Reporting Information for Applicants

Please check back soon for reporting information.

Communications Guidance

We ask that projects funded through the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund (HCCBF) include written acknowledgment of funding in materials produced as a result of the HCCBF. This includes publicity, conferences, meeting presentations, printed pieces or any other materials that are public and promotional in nature. Guidance on how to acknowledge HCCBF funding can be downloaded here. For logo files and/or questions about acknowledgement, please contact:

BC Healthy Communities Society
Jennifer Nichols
T. (250) 356-0883
E. jennifer@bchealthycommunities.ca 

Contact

If you have questions or require assistance please contact BC Healthy Communities Society;grants[at]planh.ca, 250-356-0883

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