$20,000 for developing Age-Friendly Communities in B.C.

age friendlyHey Funds Fans!  What a hecky-heckerton of a time lately but I haven’t forgotten y’all 😉  Here’s a little something for communities around B.C.

The Seniors’ Housing & Support Initiative (SHSI) was created through the Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development to assist local governments to prepare for an aging population.  The priority in 2015 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 $20,000 will be available to 25 communities within B.C.  Deadline: October 31st, 2014.

Eligible applicants are local governments (municipalities and regional districts) in British Columbia. 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.

This includes comprehensive age-friendly community planning/projects or activities that focus on one or more of the eight age-friendly community components:

  • Outdoor spaces and buildings
  • Transportation (including traffic safety)
  • Housing
  • Respect and social inclusion
  • Social participation
  • Communications and information
  • Civic participation and employment
  • Community support and health services

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