More grants!

BC Healthy CommunitiesIt’s another great day here at the blog as two more funding opportunities have been discovered.  I just love days like this because it’s like finding hidden treasure.

For those of you involved in local government, BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) has announced they are accepting expressions of interest from all local governments, including small, medium and large communities, for seed grants of up to $7,000 to develop a Municipal Alcohol Policy (MAP) in their communities. Deadlines: Informational webinar – November 20, 2012 (details TBA), Expression of Interest letter due November 27, 2012 by 4 pm for first round of funding.

In November 2010 the Government of British Columbia released Healthy Minds, Healthy People, a cross-governmental, multi-sector and multi-system plan to promote positive mental health, prevent mental illness and substance use problems, and reduce substance-related harms across the population. The development of MAPs is one tool to meet the Healthy Minds Healthy People goal of reducing injuries, violence, vandalism and other health and social costs associated with problem alcohol consumption by partnering with local governments to target districts and events which have high levels of hazardous drinking.

Also, please note that BC Rehab is currently accepting applications!  BC Rehab works toward a British Columbia that is inclusive and accessible to all people. They promote projects and initiatives that increase accessibility so that all people — regardless of their physical capabilities — can thrive, participate and contribute in their communities.  Grants range from up to $5,000 to $25,000+.  Deadline: November 20th, 2012.

Through advocacy and fundraising efforts they are able to assist British Columbians who are living with a physical disability. They fulfill individual needs, such as personal mobility equipment, when individuals cannot afford to purchase such items on their own.  Individual funding requests from persons with physical disabilities are accepted and a range of requests are considered. They receive applications requesting equipment such as manual and power wheelchairs, hospital beds and mattresses, wheelchairs ramps, lifts and repairs, and funding for recreation therapy programs, and the list goes on.

BC Rehab project grants are intended to support initiatives designed to benefit people with disabilities. They encourage and support universally designed places and activities that can be utilized by everyone, regardless of physical ability. Some examples of organizations they have supported through the project grant program include the Disabled Independent Gardener Association’s urban gardens program and the Community Recreational Initiative Society’s Adaptive Adventures program.

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