[This story originally appeared on The North Coast Review, a blog based in Prince Rupert that contains “items of interest to those living on the North Coast of BC.”]
The ability for communities to respond to adverse situations is the concept for a grant opportunity program from Northern Health that is now underway, with the introduction of the Northern Resilient Communities Grant.
Framed in the era of COVID-19 and the challenges that it has brought to communities across the north, the new program is one which Northern Health notes can help address some of the issues and concerns found across the region.
Applications are being accepted for one-time grants for groups and organizations who need assistance in adapting their practices and/or respond to new community health and wellness needs.
The program is designed to support Community organizations or service agencies, Not-for-Profits, Indigenous Organizations, Schools and PACs, Municipalities or Regional Districts as well as First Nations Bands and Health Centres.
All proposed use of funds MUST abide by provincial public health orders, notices, and guidance for COVID-19.
Grants are available towards a maximum of $5,000 with the deadline ongoing until all of the funding has been exhausted.
All proposed use of funds must abide by provincial public health orders, notices and guidance for COVID-19. If approved, the successful applicants will receive their funding within one month of their application.
You can learn more about the program here.