Funding for local governments to undertake age-friendly community planning 

Funding from UBCM

Hey Funds Fans!  How’s your Friday the 13th coming along?  Here’s a bit of funding news that may help you through the day 🙂

The 2014 Seniors Housing & Support Initiative (SHSI) program is intended to assist local governments in BC to best support aging populations, develop and implement policies and plans and/or develop projects that enable seniors to age in place and facilitate the creation of age-friendly communities.

The maximum grant is $20,000 and matching funds and/or cost sharing are not required. Applications are due by October 18th, 2013.  Eligible applicants are local governments (municipalities and regional districts) in British Columbia.

The priority in 2014 is to engage communities that have not yet completed an age-friendly plan or undertaken a project focused on age-friendly communities. A maximum of 25 grants will be available.

Applications should demonstrate a commitment to the following guiding principles:

• Community Driven – Community solutions are based on local priorities

• Catalyst for Action – Community activities are catalysts that enable local governments and community partners to enhance and improve services for older adults

• Focus on Funding Priorities – Activities are focused on funding priorities with clear outcomes

• Flexible – Required actions differ in each community

• Coordinated – Activities of different levels of government and community partners are coordinated to avoid duplication among programs and projects

• Sustainable Results – Community activities contribute to improving the lives of older adults over time

Eligible activities are new community planning and/or community projects that are undertaken by a local government and that address the guiding principles and funding priorities of the program.

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