The Age-friendly Communities Grant Program is now accepting applications from local and Indigenous governments for the 2022 grant cycle.
The Age-friendly Communities Grant Program is delivered by BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health (MoH) and funded by the MoH.
In an age-friendly community, older adults are supported to age-in-place, living active, socially engaged, independent lives. To help local and Indigenous governments achieve the vision of building age-friendly communities, the Age-friendly Communities Grant Program includes:
- Cash grants; combined with
- In-kind, customized Age-friendly Capacity Building supports.
- Planning: To complete an age-friendly assessment and develop an age-friendly action plan.
- Projects: To implement age-friendly action(s)/projects identified in the age-friendly community assessment.
The AFC grants offered include two funding streams.
- Local and Indigenous governments are invited to apply for
- Stream 1: Planning (maximum $25,000) or
- Stream 2: Projects (maximum $15,000) funding.
The following government organizations are eligible to apply:
- First Nations Bands
- First Nations Tribal Councils
- Métis Chartered Communities
- Regional Districts
- Self-Governing First Nations
- Applications must be complete and include a proposed budget indicating how the proposed expenditures align with the plan or project, high-level workplan, and a local government council/board resolution, or band council resolution, or equivalent.
- A letter of support from your regional health authority or the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is recommended but not required. Please be advised that projects demonstrating multi-sectoral collaboration are more likely to be funded.
For more information, visit http://bchealthycommunities.ca/programs/age-friendly-communities/grants/