Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund – Round Three

The 2016 call for expressions of interest is no longer accepting applications. Information about the fund is below.

Two Streams of Support 

Stream One Stream Two

Seeding Healthy Small, Rural and Remote Communities 

This stream was open to up to 30 small, rural, and remote communitiesi and includes grants of up to $5,000, along with other capacity building support.

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Growing Impact: BC’s Next of Healthy Communities Leadership 

This stream was open to up to five 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.

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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

Deadline

Grant Applications for Stream One and Stream Two were accepted up until noon PST on February 29, 2016. Successful applicants will receive notification by March 31st, 2016.

FAQ

Download answers to Frequently Asked Questions. (updated January 29, 2016)

Overview

Check out an overview of the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund – Round Three below.

  Stream One: Seeding Healthy Small, Rural and Remote Communities

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

This is one of two streams of support that is offered as part of the Healthy Community Capacity Building Fund - Round Three in 2016-2017.

Opportunity

The Seeding Stream is an opportunity for up to 30 small, rural, and remote communitiesi to access resources and support for collaborative, upstream learning and action between local governments, health authorities, and other community stakeholders.

BC Stats and Statistics Canada (2011) define small population centres as those with populations between 1,000 - 29,999 or a population density of at least 400 people/sqkm. Rural / remote communities are classified as those with population under 1,000 OR under 400 people per square kilometer (population density).

Supported communities will:

  • 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.

Apply

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Deadline

Applications were accepted until noon (PST) on February 29, 2016, and successful applicants will receive notification by March 31st, 2016.

Contact

If you have questions or require assistance please contact:

BC Healthy Communities Society
grants[at]planh.ca, 250-356-0883

*If you have barriers to using the online form, use the contact details above to request the PDF version of the form.

  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.

This is one of two streams of support offered as part of Healthy Community Capacity Building Fund - Round Three in 2016-2017. This stream is open to up to five 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.

Opportunity

The Growing Impact stream will provide 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)

Application & Webinar Registration

Applicants were required to have multi-sector team participate in a required webinar on the Growing Impact stream which was offered twice, online, on January 27 and 28, 2016. The grant application application form was provided to participants upon completing the webinar.

Applicants needed to attend one of the following Growing Impact webinars:

Deadline

Applications were accepted until noon on February 29, 2016. Follow up interviews will be conducted in March and successful applicants will receive notification by March 31st, 2016.

Contact

If you have questions or require assistance please contact:

BC Healthy Communities Society
grants[at]planh.ca, 250-356-0883