$15K-$20K for Building Social Connectedness in BC Communities

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The Healthy Communities Capacity Building fund (HCCBF) supports partnership development and innovative collaborative action between local BC governments, health authorities, and other community partners.

For 2017/18, the HCCBF has a special focus on social connectedness. Socially connected communities support strong citizen engagement and increase the health and well-being of residents. Local governments can play a role in improving social connectedness and helping communities thrive by creating strong social environments and resilient neighbourhoods.

Two streams of funding are available to local governments who are working in partnership with other sectors to improve social connectedness in communities or regions; Stream One: Cultivating Connections and Stream Two: Resilient Streets Demonstration Communities.

Important Dates

Stream 1: Cultivating Connections – Grants of up to $15,000 are available for up to six local governments working with other partners to understand and take action to improve social connectedness in their community or region.

Stream 2: Resilient Streets Demonstration Communities – Grants of up to $20,000 are available for up to four local governments and their partners to adapt and implement the Resilient Streets program, an approach to building social connections between immediate neighbours on residential streets and in residential buildings.

The following organizations are eligible to apply:

  • Regional Districts
  • Municipalities
  • First Nations Bands
  • First Nations Tribal Councils
  • Métis Chartered Communities
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