Age-friendly Communities Grants

2023 Age-friendly communities grants are open for applications

The 2023 age-friendly communities grants opened for applications on June 1, 2023, and close on July 28 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

All Indigenous and local governments are eligible to apply.

Funded by the Ministry of Health, BC Healthy Communities Society (BCHC) delivers age-friendly communities grants in partnership with the Ministry of Health. The grants offer funding across two streams: Planning (Stream 1) up to $25,000 and Projects (Stream 2) up to $15,000. The grants include in-kind, capacity-building supports customized to individual communities and delivered by BCHC staff. Learn more here.

The AFC grants are part of the Age-friendly Communities (AFC) Program, which contains two components: 1. AFC Grants that offer cash funding combined with capacity building supports that are customized to individual communities and 2. Tools and resources developed and curated for those building age-friendly communities.

Age-friendly communities support older adults to age-in-place, and live active, socially engaged, independent lives. An age-friendly approach considers the diverse needs and contributions of older adults in community planning and policymaking, ultimately benefiting community members of all ages.

Have questions? Check out the and register to attend our upcoming AFC Grants Information Session.

For more information about the Age-friendly Communities Program and the AFC grants, visit our ge-friendly communities website at

The 2023 Application Guide explains what to expect and how to apply.

For further information please contact:

2023 Application Guide

2023 Age-friendly Application Guide
A step-by-step guide for 2023 is available here.