“Health promotion is
the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their
health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behaviour towards a wide range of
social and environmental interventions.” – World Health Organization
Since 1997, VCH has provided more than $4 million dollars each year in grants to support community partners in their work to help empower vulnerable communities to increase control over, and improve, their health through addressing upstream social and/or environmental barriers.
Next Application Deadline for 2018: May 15, 2018
Download Full Guidelines and Application Form (Round 1)
Non-renewable project grants for registered not-for-profit organizations to respond to emergent community and organizational health promotion needs. Projects must be one-time-only in nature and intent. They may include one-time-only program enhancements/expansions, pilot projects, small capital projects, program research/planning, and/or organizational capacity building. Total funding for this grant program is very limited, and varies from year to year. 2018 OTO Health Promotion Project Grants are anticipated to range from $100 to $10,000, with an average grant of $8,000.
Enhancing social connectedness and social supports for vulnerable people.
Enhancing early childhood development or resiliency of at-risk children and youth.
Enhancing resiliency of refugees and other vulnerable newcomers.
Community capacity building to increase income security of vulnerable people.
Organizational capacity building (OCB) to strengthen organizations implementing health promotion programming.
Applications are accepted at any time, but reviewed in 2 rounds (with an application deadline of May 15th, 2018 & August 30th, 2018 respectively), or upon exception at other times due to special circumstances. Regardless of project start date, all activities must be completed and funds spent before March 31, 2019. Funded applicants must complete and submit a final evaluation report once their project has been completed. As guidelines and priority funding areas may change from round to round, please check back for the most current guidelines/application in advance of each round.
All other VCH Health Promotion Grant programs are still in development for 2018. Please check back regularly for information about new grant opportunities as they become available.
Please note that no new funding or general/region-wide call for applications is anticipated for Sharon Martin (SMART) Community Health Promotion Program Grants.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (604) 714-3780 for more Information about VCH Health Promotion Grants – including:
If you want to apply for a grant but are not sure whether your project is eligible under the guidelines and criteria of a particular grant program.
If you have been awarded a VCH Health Promotion Grant and have questions or need help with reporting.
If you want to donate to help support community health promotion efforts.