The application window for this grant stream is now closed and successful applicants have been notified.
For information on other funding opportunities for communities in B.C., visit our Other Funding Opportunities page.
The PlanH Healthy Communities grant program supports Indigenous and local governments in B.C. as they work with health authorities and other partners to collectively create conditions that enable healthy people and healthy places.
For 2021, one of the PlanH Healthy Communities grant program streams focuses on Community Connectedness. These grants support communities as they take multi-sectoral action to explore, learn, and innovate, enhancing community cohesion and sense of belonging. Fostering connection to others within community is important, even during public health emergencies calling for folks to be physically apart in order to combat the negative long-term health outcomes of loneliness and isolation. Complete the online application located here.
June 1, 2021: Application Due Date
July 2021: Notification of successful applicants
September 1, 2021–September 1, 2022: Project takes place
September 30, 2022: Deadline for delivery of final project report
A step-by-step guide for completing the PlanH Community Connectedness Grant application is available here.
Community Connectedness Grants
Grants of up to $5,000 each plus in-kind supports are available for up to 20 Indigenous and local governments working with health authorities and other partners to better understand priority areas and local needs and to take action to improve community connections in their community or region.
The following organizations are eligible to apply:
The following organizations are not eligible to apply:
This opportunity could be for you if you:
This funding encourages multi-sectoral partnerships. We suggest that ineligible organizations contact eligible organizations to discuss collaborating on a project.
Eligible Indigenous and local governments who are working in partnership with their health authority and other sectors and who are interested in applying should read the application guidelines thoroughly.
The Community Connectedness grant stream supports projects that:
Links and Partnerships in Place
Identification of key partners and stakeholders is required and collaborative relationships must be in place with multiple organizations. Additional partners and collaborations may be further developed as part of the project.
Links to final report templates will be emailed to all successful grant recipients.
We ask that projects funded through the PlanH Healthy Communities grant program include written acknowledgment of funding in materials produced as a result of PlanH. This includes publicity, conferences, meeting presentations, printed pieces or any other materials that are public and promotional in nature. Guidance on how to acknowledge PlanH Healthy Communities grants will be available on this page after the grants are awarded.
Have a question? Visit the frequently asked questions page for this grant stream or get in touch via the contact information below.
If you have questions or require assistance please contact:
BC Healthy Communities Society