Healthy Community Grant Application Guidelines

The Healthy Community Grants program (formerly known as “Because People Matter Grants”) founded in 1999, was created to support Peace Arch Hospital Foundation's (PAHF) mission to raise awareness and enhance health and wellness in our community. Since inception, more than 175 grants have been awarded, granting $2.8 million dollars. Applications are accepted twice a year and are reviewed and assessed by a committee comprised of representatives from Peach Arch Hospital Foundation, its Board of Directors and community members representing the City of White Rock and City of Surrey. This granting program assists the Foundation in creating the healthiest community possibly by offering financial support to viable projects, programs, and initiatives that enhance the health and wellness for those living in the White Rock/South Surrey area.   

GRANTS

NEIGHBOURHOOD GRANT

Neighbourhood grants are short-terms grants to assist individuals and community groups to connect and engage residents though health and wellness activities – because change happens one step at a time.

COMMUNITY GRANT

Help build a better tomorrow. Community grants are multi-year, big-picture projects to assist in shaping the “healthiest community possible”. This grant values innovation, collaboration, and out-of-the-box thinking from community organizations looking to implement large scale projects.

INTAKE PERIODS

  January Intake August Intake
Deadline to submit Letter of Intent (LOI) January 11, 2019 4:30 pm August 3, 2019 4:30 pm
Anticipated notice of LOI decision January 15, 2019 August 15, 2019
Deadline to submit Full Application February 15, 2019 4:30 pm September 15, 2019 4:30 pm
Anticipated notice of funding decision May 2019 December 2019

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for HCG funding, programs must support and promote community health and wellness.

Applications must:

And must fall within at least one of the following:

Funding is not normally awarded for:

INDIVIDUALS/ORGANIZATIONS WITH AN ACTIVE GRANT

Individuals/organizations are not eligible to apply for grant funding if they have an open grant with PAH Foundation. Subsequent applications may be submitted upon completion of your open project.

APPLICATION PROCESS

STEP ONE: Before your begin

Review Eligibility Checklist and Guidelines to ensure your project meets the requirements of the granting program

Eligibility ChecklistEligibility Checklist (93 KB)

11-Dec-2018

Healthy Community Grant GuidelinesHealthy Community Grant Guidelines (109 KB)

12-Dec-2018

STEP TWO: Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI)

Await decision notice; approved LOI will be invited to complete a full application

STEP THREE: Complete Full Application (by invitation only)

REVIEW PROCESS

Applications are formally reviewed by PAHF staff and the PAHF Healthy Community Grants Committee using a standardized evaluation rubric. Applicants may be asked to answer additional questions about their application, and/or may be asked to present to the HCG Committee. The committee’s recommendations are sent to the PAHF Board of Directors for final approval.

QUESTIONS?

Questions around the application process? Call the Foundation office at 604-535-4520 to speak to Ashley McGuire, our Community Engagement Coordinator, or email ashley@pahfoundation.ca.

Complete Letter of Intent

LOI DEADLINE AUGUST 3, 2019 4:30 PM

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