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Health Promotion Grants

“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.

VCH Health Promotion Grant Programs

Competition for all VCH Health Promotion Grant programs (ACTION Mini-GRANTS for trauma prevention, Active Communities Grants, One-time-Only (OTO) Health Promotion Project Grants, Overdose Prevention Grants (only in 2017), and Youth-Run/Youth-Focussed Tobacco Reduction Initiatives Funding) is now closed, and we are no longer accepting applications. No new funding/general call for applications is anticipated for the Sharon Martin Community Health Promotion Program Grants (SMART) Program. 

Please check back in early spring for 2018 grant program application deadlines and new grant opportunities.

Learn more about Health Promotion Grants

Please contact us at 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.

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