New 2018 Grant Opportunities open until July 15, 2018:
The Creating Healthy Places grant is available to local governments in BC who are collaborating with health authorities and other partners to collectively create the conditions that enable healthy people and healthy places. This opportunity will support communities and regions to take multi-sectoral action to explore, learn, and innovate to enhance the built and natural environments. For more information about this funding opportunity, click here.
The Community Wellness Strategy grant is available to local governments in BC who are collaborating with health authorities and other multi-sectoral partners to develop Community Wellness Strategies in their community or region. These strategies, also known as Healthy City/Community Strategies are longterm plans that integrate a number of areas of local public policy, which might include transportation, land use, recreation, and housing. They offer an overarching approach that can help communities transition from reactionary interventions to proactive measures to address health and well-being concerns that impact the community, now and into the future. Find out more about this funding opportunity here.
Past Grant Opportunities:
(applicants approved - funding no longer available)
Active Communities grants have been made available for local governments and their partners in the Island Health Authority and Interior Health Authority regions. Grants of up to $30,000 are being provided to individual communities. Combined grants of up to $100,000 are being awarded to communities that are working together for greater impact in their region. More here.
Building Social Connectedness in Communities (Round Four of the HCCBF)
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 information about this funding click here.
Past Rounds of the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund
The PlanH program provides funding to local governments to support learning about the community context for health and well-being, partnership development between sectors, collaborative priority setting for health and well-being in local planning and policy, and innovative action to influence local health outcomes.
Round Three (complete)
The third round of Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund recipients were selected in April 2016. For information about Round Three funding click here.
Round Two (complete)
A second round of Healthy Communities Capacity Building Funds was announced in May 2014. For information about the specific programs that were funded, click here.
Round One (complete)
Round One of the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund was launched in March 2013 and provided fundingto complete activities ranging from active transportation planning to community consultation regarding food sustainability.
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