Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund Announced

On May 5th, successful applicants to the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund were announced. Forty-nine local governments have received BC Healthy Community Capacity Building Fund grants ranging from $2,000 to $20,000 to assist with healthy community planning, projects and policy development. In total, more than 150 applications were received.

Thirty-eight communities will receive Stream 1: Learn and Connect grants of up to $5000. These grants support communitiesto develop partnerships across sectors, to plan for local health and well-being priorities, and to develop opportunities and leadership for action. Elevencommunities will receive Stream 2: Innovate grants of up to $20,000 to undertake leading-edge action to address local conditions that influence health and well-being.

Successful projects include welcoming new B.C. residents through the Smithers newcomers recreation and healthy eating accessibility project, identifying gaps in youth services and expanding the services offered by the Mission collaborative youth health practices initiative, and creating a long-term wellness strategy for the community of Wells. For more information on successful applicants, please visit the PlanH website.

For more information about the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Grants, contact Krissi Spinoza at (250) 952-9177

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