Monday, March 19, 2018

Imagine Grants deadline comes up March 31st

The end of the month is the date to circle on the calendar for residents of the North Coast looking access up to 5,000 dollars available from Northern Health to be put towards community health initiatives from groups or organization in Prince Rupert, along the North Coast and across the Haida Gwaii

The Imagine Grant Fall call for applications  will come to an end on March 31st with funding available for the following: community organizations, service agencies, Indigenous organizations, schools, municipalities, regional districts, and other partners.

Those looking to apply for the IMAGINE grants should design their program application to reflect how it will prevent chronic disease and injury, or how it will promote health in one or more of the following areas of note:

Healthy eating and food security 
Physical activity and active living 
Injury prevention 
Tobacco-free communities 
Positive mental health 
Prevention of substance harms 
Healthy early childhood development 
Healthy aging

Funding levels are available for up to 5,000 dollars per project, with preference given to those that encourage different community groups to work together, address gaps in services or programs that are available locally and which will help those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable. Consideration will also be given to those programs which can help develop skills and resources.

The IMAGINE Grant program has been around since 2009 and since that time has provided funding for 822 projects across the Northern Health Service Region.

Over the course of the last 19 years some of the projects delivered in the Prince Rupert area have included:

Change Makers' Education Society -- Juggle Club
Conrad Elementary School Water Bottle Stations
Eagle Eyes Archers Archery program
SD52 Yoga Training
City of Prince Rupert's Aging Well Program
Prince Rupert RCMP's If you're gonna play, protect the brain project
Prince Rupert Middle School's Activities for Better Learning program
Pacific Coast School Fit for Life program
Salvation Army Cardiovascular disease prevention and awareness program
Salvation Army Healthy Alternatives for Daily Learning
Prince Rupert Friendship House HIV Prevention program
Prince Rupert Friendship House Basic Needs for healthy choices
Gitmaxmak'ay Nisga'a Society Generating Good Food
Ecole Roosevelt Park School Dance to Fitness
Ecole Roosevelt Park School Outdoor Fitness equipment

You can review some of the other programs along the North Coast and on Haida Gwaii here.

More about this years program and the application process  can be found from the Northern Health website here.

You can also call Northern Health at 250-565-7390

Further notes related to Northern Health can be found on our archive page.

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