With our 2023 Age-friendly grants now open for application, we are offering an online infosession to answer questions and help applicants sort through the application process.
Register here to join the June 22, 2023 infosession.
Local and Indigenous governments and communities can submit applications for 2023 grants to BCHC starting June 1, 2023, and closing July 28, 2023. These governments 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.
In 2022, 25 communities received age-friendly grants across both streams. Of the successful communities, 13 were rural and remote, five were new to receiving age-friendly funding and four were Indigenous communities. Age-friendly projects that receive funding range from tailored housing, transportation, wellness, climate and emergency-management strategies and plans for seniors, to inclusive programs, public communications and outdoor spaces, such as parks and nature trails that ensure accessibility and safety for seniors.
During our infosession, we will explain the grants in greater detail, answer questions and offer guidance on submitting applications.