New funding from BC Healthy Communities

Health funding!

Hiya Funds Fans!  Here are a couple of opportunities for community health enhancement you may want to have a look at.

BC Healthy Communities  is pleased to announce the second round of funding for the Municipal Alcohol Policy program for local governments in BC. BCHC is accepting expressions of interest from all local governments, including First Nations communities, for seed grants of up to $7,000 to develop a Municipal Alcohol Policy (MAP) in their communities.   Deadline: June 15, 2013.

A Municipal Alcohol Policy helps support healthy communities by providing clear guidelines for alcohol use in municipal settings, and contributing to a culture of moderation in the community.  A Municipal Alcohol Policy can:

  • Increase community safety.
  • Improve servers’ skills.
  • Contribute to the health of your community.
  • Increase revenue generated from municipal facilities.
  • Decrease under age drinking.
  • Reduce organizational liability.

The Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund provides small grants (up to maximum $5000 per community) to support local governments to engage in the development of healthy community partnerships and to build their capacity for healthy community leadership and action.   Funding permitting, applications will be accepted and reviewed on a continuous intake basis up until June 30th, 2013.

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