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

This initiative is an example of how health authorities, municipalities and community members can work together to identify priorities for community health, and develop and implement a plan of action. To assist other communities in developing similar health plans, the process has been documented in the Toolkit below which you are free to download. 

The Journey Map is a more detailed account and is available upon request by emailing Anne Todd.

Launch your community-led health and well-being improvement initiative.

Grant program for 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 and 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 October 16, 2020.

Download the Macro Health grant application

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.

For the 2020-2021 grant year only, we are also accepting applications to promote community post-pandemic recovery such as:

  • Building resilience, mental health promotion
  • Initiatives aimed at strengthening emergency preparedness at an organization or neighbourhood level
  • Initiatives that leverage technology to support alternative program/service delivery

The deadlines for this year are:  The current dates need to be replaced with:

  • June 19, 2020
  • October 16, 2020
  • January 15, 2021

Download the Micro Health grant application

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 16, 2020 

June 19, October 16, 2020, January 15, 2021

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