This is a call for expressions of interest from 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. There are two streams of support available:
Seeding Healthy Small, Rural and Remote Communities
This stream is open to up to 30 small, rural, and remote communities and includes grants of up to $5,000, along with other capacity building support such as tailored resources, limited coaching and facilitation.
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).
Growing Impact: BC’s Next Level of Healthy Communities Leadership
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.
Priorities & Focus Areas (Both Streams)
Partnership development and collaboration between local governments, health authorities, and other community stakeholders is a priority, as is working upstream 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, and planning for a healthy built environment.
Grant Applications for Stream One and Stream Two will be accepted up until noon (PST) on February 29, 2016. Successful applicants will receive notification by March 31st, 2016.
Find an overview of the latest Healthy Communities Capacity Building Grants here: http://planh.ca/funding/roundthree to find out which stream is right for your community and important next steps in the grant application process.
If you have questions or require assistance please contact:
BC Healthy Communities Society