Healthy Communities Capacity Building Grants: Round Three Launched

The third round of grants from the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund is no longer accepting applications or expressions of interest.

Find an overview of Round Three of the Fund here: at

The Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund (The Fund) is for local governments in BC who are leading the way in creating the conditions that enable healthy people and healthy places – in partnership with regional health authorities and other key community stakeholders. There are two streams of support available in Round Three of the Fund:

Stream OneSeeding Healthy Small, Rural and Remote Communities This stream is open to up to 30 small, rural, and remote communities. It includes grants of up to $5,000, along with other capacity building support.

BC Stats and Statistics Canada (2011) define small population centres as those with populations between 1,000 – 29,999 or a population density of at least 400 people/sqkm. Rural / remote communities are classified as those with population under 1,000 OR under 400 people per square kilometer (population density).

Stream TwoGrowing Impact: BC’s Next Level of Healthy Communities Leadership This stream is open to up to five communities of any size, and provides an integrated suite of support including learning events, coaching, a community of practice, and grants of up to $15,000.

In both streams, partnership development and collaboration between local governments, health authorities, and other community stakeholders is a priority, as is working upstream for greater impact in one or more of the following focus areas: healthy eating and food security, tobacco reduction, physical activity, healthy early childhood development, positive mental health and well-being, culture of moderation for alcohol use, injury prevention, and planning for a healthy built environment.

Overview & Application

Please note interested Stream Two applicants will be required to participate in a webinar on the Growing Impact stream, which will be offered twice, online, on January 27 and 28, 2016. Find an overview of both streams in Round Three of the Fund with links to guides, the Stream One application and Stream Two Webinar registration here: at


Grant Applications for Stream One and Stream Two will be accepted up until noon on February 29, 2016. Successful applicants will receive notification by March 31st, 2016.


BC Healthy Communities Society
grants[at] | 250-356-0883

About the Fund

The Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund is part of the PlanH program, implemented by BC Healthy Communities Society. PlanH facilitates local government learning, partnership development and planning for healthier communities where we live, learn, work and play. Working together with health authorities, the Union of BC Municipalities, and the Ministry of Health, PlanH supports Healthy Families BC, the Province’s health promotion strategy. 

News Release

Download a copy of the January 7th, 2016 news release.

Share this article:

Subscribe to our newsletter