Friday, March 10, 2017

Northern Health's IMAGINE Grant program taking applications until March 31st

The latest application period for Northern Healths Community IMAGINE Grant process is now underway, with the health care organization opening up its application period last week, offering a thirty one day window for participants to submit their information.

The program has proven to be a popular one for North Coast residents to explore, with a number of groups or organizations submitting applications and receiving approval for a range of ideas that turned into valuable community additions.

A look at some of the past concepts that IMGAIE funding has turned into active programs in the last few years can be reviewed below:

April 7 2016
December 2014
February 2014

Those that can apply for the grant program include: organizations, service agencies, Regional Districts, First Nations Bands or Community Organizations, Schools or PAC's, Municipalities, Not-for-Profits and First Nations health Centres.

This years application requirements follow the guidelines of the past, with funding directed towards program ideas that take an approach to the following:

Healthy Eating and Food Security
Physical Activity/Active Living
Injury Prevention
Tobacco-Free Communities
Positive Mental Health
Prevention of Substance Harms
Health Early Childhood Development
Health Aging

Preference is given to those projects which support partnerships and build relationships, Identify a community need, Promote healthy outcomes, Reduce health inequities, Build capacity and have a good chance of living on after the funding has come to an end.

One thing to keep in mind about the IMAGINE Grant program is that funding is not designed to cover off on wages or salaries, Prize Money, Projects outside of the Northern Health region, Academic research, Food for Food Banks, Individuals or projects that do not have a last impact.

The deadline to submit your application is March 31st.

Successful applicants from this falls program will hear back from Northern Health by May 15th, with the funding for projects to be released by the end of May.

Any money provided for the successful projects must be put to use by November 30th of 2017.

The application guide can be reviewed here.  

Should you have an idea but need more time to assemble your information and presentation, the next funding opportunity for the Imagine Program comes up in September of this year.

You can find out more about the program from the Northern Health website.

For more items of interest related to Northern Health initiatives see our archive page here.

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