The Hope Community Garden was created with the support of a micro health grant awarded by the Hope Health and Well-Being Initiative in 2017. (Esther Brysch photo)

The Hope Community Garden was created with the support of a micro health grant awarded by the Hope Health and Well-Being Initiative in 2017. (Esther Brysch photo)

Application process begins for Hope’s micro and macro health grants

Several community organizations and projects have been funded through special grant program

Micro and macro health grants have benefitted Hope greatly over the last few years, and it’s time for local organizations to apply again.

The two grants are slightly different in focus.

The micro grants are $10,000 and accepted on a quarterly basis. To be eligible, the project must improve health and well-being, promote community inclusion and involvement, create greater awareness around health promotion and education, and improve and increase partnerships.

Macro grants are only available once per year, and are at a maximum of $25,000. These grant initiatives aims for greater community impact, fostering partnerships and using this grant as a leverage to generate opportunities that can continue over time, encourage expansions of activities and seek possible future funding opportunities. The deadline to apply is Oct.15.

All grant applications should be emailed to: fhhopegrants@gmail.com.

Applications will be reviewed by the Hope and Area Healthy Communities Committee, and final decisions are made by the project steering committee at their quarterly meeting. Allow two to three months from the time of application to the time funding is received for successful applicants.These grants are only for residents or those providing services within the geographic area of the District of Hope, and Electoral Areas A and B.

For more information, contact Steeven Toor at steeven.toor@fraserhealth.ca or 604 860 7636.

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