Thursday, April 7, 2016

Four Prince Rupert groups share in Northern Health's Imagine Grants for 2016

Northern Health has completed its review of the applicants for this years Imagine Grants program and with the process now done, four Prince Rupert organizations have made their way onto the list of those to receive grant funding for their projects for the year ahead.

The four projects recognized in the Prince Rupert area will initiate grass root projects that improve the health of those that live, work, learn and play on the North Coast.

Dr. Sandra Allison, Northern Health’s Chief Medical Health Officer, outlined the scope of the Imagine Grant program and what it hopes to achieve across Northern British Columbia.

“The IMAGINE Community Grants are a unique approach to supporting health promotion efforts in northern B.C. communities,” ...  “We know that health happens in communities and it is inspiring to see the impact of community-driven, locally-designed health projects like those supported by this recent round of grants. Each IMAGINE Community Grant recipient is a partner in our shared goal of improving the health of northern people, families, and communities.” 

The successful candidates from Prince Rupert include:

Eagle Eye Archers: Family Involvement Grant 

Ecole Roosevelt Park Community School - Outdoor Exercise Equipment Project 

Gitmaxmaka’y Nisga’a PR/PE Society - Generating Good Food School District 

52 - SD 52 Yoga Teacher Training

The Prince Rupert grants are among 22 provided to community partners across Northwestern British Columbia as part of the Imagine Grant program.

Close to 80,000 dollars in grant money makes up the Northwest section of funding.

The Northern Interior region received close to 188,000 in funding, while the Northeast was awarded just over 75,000 dollars in funding.

Prince Rupert will also benefit from Grant funding for the HepC BC Hepatitis C Education and Prevention Society. With Grant money directed towards a Hepatitis C Bus Ad Awareness Campaign for transit buses in the region.

You can learn more about the Northern Health program and other grant recipients across the Northwest here.

Another round of grant applications will be accepted later this fall, you can find out more about the application process here.

For more background on Northern Health and its work and initiatives in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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