Health Promotion Grants
Vancouver Coastal Health Health Promotion Community Investments develops, manages, and administers several grant programs in support of community organizations actively engaged in health promotion initiatives.
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About Health Promotion Grants
Since 1997, VCH has provided more than $4 million dollars each year in grants across the VCH region to support over a hundred community partners facilitating health promotion programs and projects designed to build on inherent strengths and meet diverse needs of communities. By partnering with community organizations and local governments, we hope to acknowledge, and raise awareness, of the significant value of upstream health promotion efforts and the critical role of community organizations in these efforts.
"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
Over 90% of funding is currently committed to providing stable, long-term core operational funding to approximately 70 programs hosted by registered not-for-profit partners. The remainder is made available to fund one-time program enhancements, development and innovation, organizational capacity building, partnership and collaboration, and innovative projects responding to emergent health promotion priorities.
Vancouver Coastal Health Community Investments
520 West 6th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4H5