Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Deadline fast approaching for Northern Health Imagine Grant Applicants

There are but a few days remaining for residents of the North Coast to submit their proposals, seeking to claim one of the Imagine Grants that Northern Health is offering for 2013-14.

This is the fifth year that Northern Health has offered up the grants to community groups and organizations. Looking to reward those applicants who provide long lasting ideas for a health promotion projects, with the working theme that those projects will improve the health and well being of Northern BC residents.

There is up to 300,000 dollars in grant money to be awarded to successful applicants who design a project that meets the Imagine Grant criteria, the process for application is simple, though some background on the Grants is worth reading up on.

There are seven different categories for applicants to consider:

Heal-- Health Eating Active Living
Heal for Your Heart
Injury Prevention
Tobacco Free Communities
Road Health
HIV Prevention
Harm Reduction

Among the key points that all applicants should keep in mind:

Projects should have a good chance of living on after the funding comes to an end. Should impact the community in a positive fashion and help those who are disadvantaged or marginalized to improve access to better health.  

Proposals will help people connect to each other and their community, as well as offer encouragement to different groups to work together. 

And submissions should outline how the project will reduce the risks and impacts of chronic illnesses and injuries, by way of education, awareness and action.

The deadline for this year's Imagine Grants is October 11th, you can review more information regarding the Imagine Grant process from the Northern Health website.

The online Grant Application Form can be found here.

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