2024 Age-friendly Communities Grants open for application

Community grant funding applications aimed at helping older adults in B.C. lead independent and active lives are now open!

Local and Indigenous governments, organizations, and communities can submit applications for 2024 grants to BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) starting July 10, 2024, and closing August 26, 2024. These governments, organizations, and communities may apply for a Stream 1 grant for as much as $25,000 for age-friendly assessments and action plans; or a Stream 2 grant for as much as $15,000 for age-friendly projects.

By 2031, nearly one-quarter of the province’s population will be age 65 or older. The Age-friendly Communities Grant Program is facilitating independent living and community engagement among older adults by providing financial support to local and Indigenous governments, organizations, and communities.

In 2023, there were 25 communities who received age-friendly grants across both streams. Of the successful communities, 13 were rural and remote, and six were Indigenous communities including M├ętis Chartered Communities. Age-friendly projects that receive funding range from transportation plans, community gardens, climate and emergency-management strategies and plans for older adults, to inclusive programs, public communications, and outdoor spaces, such as parks and nature trails that ensure accessibility and safety for older adults.

The Age-friendly Communities Grant Program is one component of the broader Age-friendly BC Program in partnership between the provincial government and BCHC, a province-wide not-for-profit organization that facilitates the ongoing development of healthy, thriving, and resilient communities.

Join us for an info session on July 23, at 2 pm to ask questions and learn more about the application process. Register here for the info session.

Read our application guide: Download PDF, or view online.

Learn more and apply by visiting our AFC Funding page.

Ready to apply?
The application webform is here.