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Canada: Age-friendly Communities Grant accepting Applications from local and Indigenous Governments

Canada: Age-friendly Communities Grant accepting Applications from local and Indigenous Governments


Deadline: 5-Jul-22

The Age-friendly Communities Grant Program is now accepting applications from local and Indigenous governments for the 2022 grant cycle.

The Age-friendly Communities Grant Program is delivered by BC Healthy Communities (BCHC) in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health (MoH) and funded by the MoH.

In an age-friendly community, older adults are supported to age-in-place, living active, socially engaged, independent lives. To help local and Indigenous governments achieve the vision of building age-friendly communities, the Age-friendly Communities Grant Program includes:

Cash grants; combined with
In-kind, customized Age-friendly Capacity Building supports.
Stream
Planning: To complete an age-friendly assessment and develop an age-friendly action plan.
Projects: To implement age-friendly action(s)/projects identified in the age-friendly community assessment.
Funding Information
The AFC grants offered include two funding streams.

Local and Indigenous governments are invited to apply for
Stream 1: Planning (maximum $25,000) or
Stream 2: Projects (maximum $15,000) funding.
Eligibility Criteria
The following government organizations are eligible to apply:

First Nations Bands
First Nations Tribal Councils
Métis Chartered Communities
Municipalities
Regional Districts
Self-Governing First Nations
Applications must be complete and include a proposed budget indicating how the proposed expenditures align with the plan or project, high-level workplan, and a local government council/board resolution, or band council resolution, or equivalent.
A letter of support from your regional health authority or the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is recommended but not required. Please be advised that projects demonstrating multi-sectoral collaboration are more likely to be funded.
For more information, visit http://bchealthycommunities.ca/programs/age-friendly-communities/grants/

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