Community Grants + Bursaries

HEALTHY COMMUNITY GRANTS (FORMERLY BECAUSE PEOPLE MATTER GRANTS)

open to programs in peace arch hospital and in the community 

As part of its mission, PAHF operates a Healthy Community Grants (“HCG”) program that offers financial support for viable projects, programs and initiatives that enhance the health and wellness for those who live in the White Rock and South Surrey areas whether through direct medical services, public health education or medical research (collectively, the “Programs”).  To be eligible for HCG funding, Programs must support and promote community health and wellness. Funding is normally available for initiatives between $1,000 and $100,000 per application; however projects over $100,000 may be considered.


Changes to the grant program include: 
  • Projects over $100,000 will now be considered
  • Consideration will now be given to projects lasting longer than one year
  • Funding of capital expenditures may be included as part of the project budget
  • Operational expenditures can be included in the application (capped at 5 per cent of the total project budget)
  • Applications can be submitted year-round on an ongoing basis, with no deadlines to apply, and they will be assessed for approval as they are submitted. 

APPLY HERE for Healthy Community Grants!

For more information, contact Andrea McCorkell at 604.535.4520 or PAH local 757871. 

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICANT STATUS REPORT FOR GRANT FUNDING AWARDED


SPECIAL PROJECT AND STAFF EDUCATION FUNDING APPLICATION FORMS

OPEN TO PEACE ARCH HOSPITAL ONLY 


THE FRANK & YVONNE MCCRACKEN FOUNDATION ENDOWMENT FUND GRANT

OPEN TO PAH ONLY 

This fund supports the continuing education of medical and clinical staff and/or the development or improvement of innovative programs for the elderly. This application has closed and applications are in review.  Find out more about the application guidelines and how to apply or sign in to retrieve a partially completed application. If you are have questions, please contact Andrea at the  Foundation office at local 757871, or 604-535-4520.

DR. AL HOGG FAMILY PRACTICE LEGACY FUND

The Dr. Al Hogg Family Practice Legacy Fund provides an annual bursary to a second-year Family Practice resident attending a Canadian medical school. This bursary support introduction of new physicians to our community. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the calendar year, for this bursary. Find out more about the application guidelines and how to apply or sign in to retrieve a partially completed application.


HISTORY:

More than $1.4 million has been invested in more than 90 projects since the inception of the Because People Matter Grants program in 1999.  Recipients of the 2015-16 grant awards include:

Community 

White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society
Community Outreach: This program involves efforts to ensure everyone in the community is familiar with the myriad of amazing professional services and support available to everyone, free of charge, and without a doctors referral.

$3,500

Community

Sources Community Resources Society
Ask An Advocate: This program  will bring online advocate support to White Rock and South Surrey residents.

 $13,561

Community

Sources Community Resources Society
Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies: This is a relapse prevention programs for women who identify as having an eating disorder. It involves three components: psycho-educational group, individualized counselling and an ongoing peer led support group.

 $9,108

Community

Seniors Health Network
Health & Libraries Initiative: This is a two pronged initiative with the first prong being a series of health education presentations at each of the local libraries presented either by physicians or using the UBC Video library and having physicians facilitate discussion and answer questions. The second prong of the health literacy initiative is a project called Memory Circles. These are librarian facilitated discussion groups for seniors both with and without memory loss. 

 $11,546

Community

Sources Community Resources Society
Wheels of Hope: This service will provide accessible, affordable and reliable transportation to medical appointments in the Lower Mainland for members of the White Rock and South Surrey community who have been diagnosed with cancer.

 $22,590

Community

Options Community Services
Whale House: Programs to increase daily life skills, enabling members to lead more enjoyable and productive lives with self-esteem and confidence. All members live on limited incomes and are often excluded from mainstream events and activities; this funding provides access and more opportunities.

 $5,550

Community

Alexandra Neighbourhood House
Youth Collective Space Project: The space will be an accepting, safe and sober space for youth to have fun, escape their worries and express themselves in a positive way. The South Surrey/White Rock Youth Collective (The Collective) are a diverse group of youth, aged 14 to 21 years.  The Collective are supported in their goals by Alexandra Neighbourhood House staff and members of the South Surrey, White Rock Child and Youth Committee (CYC). 

$7,300

 Community 

Pacific Post Partum Support Society
Interactive Community Mother & Baby Talks: A series of sessions at White Rock/South Surrey Health Unit to facilitate prevention of, and early detection and intervention of postpartum depression for new mothers.

$1,390

 Community 

The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is an evidence based, 18 session educational and behavioural change program that can reverse, arrest, or prevent chronic health conditions - especially, diabetes and heart disease, and their risk factors - hypertension, overweight, high cholesterol and high blood glucose.  The 18 sessions are delivered in the evenings at Peace Arch Hospital once to twice a week over a period of approximately 3 months. The funding would cover the tuition fees for 30 (thirty) participants.  

 $18,000

Peace Arch Hospital

Mindful Garden
This is a proof-of-concept that will explore the feasibility and acceptability of interactive digital technology to promote positive healthcare experiences for frail elderly hospitalized patients with dementia. We envision The Mindful Garden as a ‘smart board’ on wheels.

$58,320 

Peace Arch Hospital 

Peace Arch Perk 
The Perk meets our patients, residents, clients, caregivers and hospital visitors wherever they are, coming to them and offering a comforting, hot beverage and/or snack items. Administered through Volunteer Resources the Peace Arch Perk is a volunteer run, 

 $19,374

Peace Arch Hospital

IPU Sensory Room
This project will create a more welcoming and therapeutic environment for our patients by creating a sensory (Snoezelen) room in the existing conference room on the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Peace Arch Hospital. 

 $31,031