Improving health and well-being in the District of Hope and communities of the Fraser Canyon.

In 2016, Fraser Health committed $500,000 annually to improving the overall health and well-being of residents of Hope and the communities of the Fraser Canyon. A portion of that funding has been allocated to a grant program: annually $25,000 is available for a one-time Macro Health grant, and $50,000 is available for one-time Micro Health grants of up to $10,000.

The objectives are to improve health and well-being, promote community inclusion and involvement, create greater awareness around health promotion and education, and improve and increase partnerships. The grants aim to assist projects that improve physical activity, healthy eating, promote social inclusion and positive mental health, reduce smoking and/or substance use.

Macro Health grant

The Macro Health grant is available once annually. The Macro Health grant initiative aims for greater community impact, fostering partnerships and using this grant as a leverage to generate opportunities that can continue over time, encourage expansions of activities and seek possible future funding opportunities. The deadline to apply is Oct 19, 2018.

Micro Health grant

The Micro Health grants are accepted on a quarterly basis, until the funding is spent. To be eligible, the project must improve health and well-being, promote community inclusion and involvement, create greater awareness around health promotion and education, and improve and increase partnerships. Deadlines for this year are: October 19, 2018 and January 18, 2019.

All grant applications should be emailed to: fhhopegrants@gmail.com. Applications will be reviewed by the Hope and Area Healthy Communities Committee, and final decisions are made by the project steering committee at their quarterly meeting. Allow 2 – 3 months from the time you apply to the time funding is received for successful applicants.

 

Macro Health 

Micro Health 

Maximum grant awarded 

$25,000 

$10,000 

Applications accepted 

Annually 

Quarterly 

Deadline to apply 

Oct 19, 2018 

Oct 19, 2018; Jan 18, 2019 

Who can apply 

Residents and service providers of Hope and communities of the Fraser Canyon 

Purpose

Greater impact, leverage for future opportunities 

Support community-based actions and strategies to improve health