Applications Open for Social Connectedness Grants until May 30, 2017

A new round of the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund (HCCBF) recipients is now open. For 2017/18, the HCCBF has a special focus on social connectedness. Socially connected communities support strong citizen engagement and increase the health and well-being of residents. Local governments can play a role in improving social connectedness and helping communities thrive by creating strong social environments and resilient neighbourhoods. For detailed information about this funding click here.

1. Applications Open for Social Connectedness Grants until May 30, 2017

Apply for a Social Connectedness Grant and additional capacity building support through two streams of the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund. Read on for more application information and registration links for informational webinars.

Stream One – Cultivating Connections: Grants of up to $15,000 are available for up to six local governments working with other partners (local governments, health authorities and other community stakeholders) to better understand and take action on improving social connectedness in their community or region.

Stream Two – Resilient Streets Demonstration Communities: Grants of up to $20,000 are available for up to four local governments and their partners to adapt and implement the Resilient Streets program, an approach to building social connections between immediate neighbours on residential streets and in residential buildings. Stream two includes an additional coaching grant valued at $5000 (in-kind coaching to be provided by the Building Resilient Neighbourhoods team, please note this is not a cash grant).

An informational webinar was held on April 26th to help those interested in the grants determine which stream would be appropriate and the important next steps in the grant application process. To listen to the webinar recording, please follow the link here. ​

Included here is a PDF of the webinar presentation. 

Looking for information about Active Communities grants or past HCCBF grant rounds? Click here.