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• BC First Nations Community• First Nations School in BC• Organizations or agency delivering health service to BC First Nations and/or Aboriginal people• Combination of the above (3)• Event must held on National Aboriginal Day, June 21st 2016• Proposals must be received by: April 29th 2016
• BC First Nations community based applications• Applications where collaboration or partnership with other communities is possible and demonstrated• Quality and detail of application with clear description of how the proposed event fits into the respective wellness streams• Closing Reports received from previous successful applicants• Only fully completed applications will be considered
The First Nations Health Authority envisions healthy, self-determining and vibrant BC First Nations children, families and communities playing an active role in decision-making regarding their personal and collective wellness. In line with Directive 1 - Community-Driven, Nation-Based, the FNHA is encouraging First Nations to create their own health event or initiative!
The 2015-16 theme is around new year's resolutions. What is your community or individual resolution this year? Wellness events and initiatives should include a change-focused/ transformational aspect participants can implement in their lifestyles or communities for the rest of the year. The FNHA wants Winter Wellness events to encourage and sustain wellness in individuals, families, and communities throughout the year – see some examples below.
Organizations, schools and agencies that are engaged in direct health service delivery to BC First Nations and/or Aboriginal people may be eligible for funding to host a Community-Driven Winter Wellness Event or initiative. To be eligible the event or initiative must be held between; January 1 – February 15, 2016. The deadline for applications is December 3rd, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
• Includes a change-focused/transformational aspect participants can implement within their lifestyle/community throughout the year.• Event or initiatives that focus on one or more of the FNHA Wellness Streams.• BC First Nations community-based applications (single or multiple).• Applications where collaboration or partnership with other communities is possible and demonstrated at the regional, or sub-regional level .• Fairness and equity within and across the five regions.• Host organizations that can involve higher numbers of participants.• Past Day of Wellness grant recipients who have submitted closing reports for previous years' grant.
To apply for a grant, please complete this form. Funds may be used for any required costs necessary to carry out the event or initiative (except assets or infrastructure). Only fully completed application forms will be considered.
2016 Winter Wellness Grant Form (PDF 170 KB)
2016 Winter Wellness Grant Form (Word 103 KB)
2016 Winter Wellness Grant Poster (PDF 83 KB)
Applications can be received via email, fax or via the Fluid Survey link no later than December 3rd, 2015 at 4 p.m.
Please Note: If a fax is being sent please first call the phone number below to let them know that your entry will be sent by fax:
First Nations Health Authority – Winter Wellness Grants
FluidSurvey Link: http://fnha.fluidsurveys.com/s/2016-Winter-Wellness-Grant-Application
Phone: (604) 693-6575
Fax: (604) 913-2081
Supporting Community-Driven, Nation-Based Wellness Activities
The FNHA is pleased to announce another round of grant opportunities for First Nations communities and health service partners to host a wellness event in your community this summer in celebration of National Aboriginal Day. Last year 99 Aboriginal Day of Wellness events brought together over 20,000 people.
Community-based, partnership-focused, participant-driven applications will be assessed with fairness and equity within and across the regions.
• BC First Nations community based applications (single or multiple)• Applications where collaboration or partnership with other communities and partnership investment is possible and demonstrated at the regional, or sub-regional level (3 or more communities)• Fairness and equity within and across the regions• Host organizations that can involve higher numbers of participants (urban setting)• Applicants that have submitted the required Closing Report for previous FNHA wellness grants
Funding preference and special consideration will be given to:
Funding Amounts Available
• First Nations communities and organizations (excluding provincial and federal governments) providing health services to BC First Nations• BC First Nation groups or organizations may submit requests for funding or partnership investment that benefit a greater number of BC First Nation communities and/or community members (home or away from home)
• First Nations communities (4 or more) and organizations (excluding provincial and federal governments) providing health services to BC First Nations• BC First Nation groups or organizations may submit requests for funding or partnership investment that benefit a greater number of BC First Nation communities and/or community members (home or away from home)
• A remote or isolated individual First Nation Community• A collaboration of 1-3 communities that are relatively remote or isolated (ie. First Nations Health Center serving multiple communities) with less than 200 participants expected
Application deadline by email, fax or Survey link is April 23, 2015.
Apply online here: https://fnha.fluidsurveys.com/s/Day-Of-Wellness-2015/
Download a PDF application here (188 KB)
Download a Word application here - Right-click, save as (95 KB)
Download a PDF copy of above poster (148 KB)
• Collaboration & Partnerships Approach: While we will continue to support individual community projects, we encourage communities with similar concerns to partner and collaborate. Recognizing the significant value in investigating common issues together, economies of scale, shared community expertise and learning.• Duration: Projects that span multiple years will be accepted. The duration funded will depend on the expiry date of the health funding agreement held by the community.• Funding: While the maximum budget amount has been removed, proposal budgets must be reasonable and appropriate based on the objectives and activities of the project. Communities should seek additional sources of funding, including in-kind, to ensure that funding support can be provided to as many projects as possible.
The FNHA is offering Winter Wellness grants to encourage the development of innovative, culturally grounded health promotion events and campaigns. Grants between $1000-$5000 will be offered depending on the number of communities involved and the creativity/complexity of the Challenge.
Communities, organizations and agencies engaged in direct health service delivery to BC First Nations and/or Aboriginal people may apply. Eligible Challenges will be based on the four wellness streams of Being Active, Healthy Eating, Nurturing Spirit, and Respecting Tobacco. The challenge can run over an extended period of time or be a single event.
The deadline for applications is October 27, 2014 at 4pm.Criteria
• BC First Nations community based applications (single or multiple)• Applications where collaboration or partnership with other communities is possible and demonstrated at the regional, or sub- regional level• Fairness and equity within and across the regions• Host organizations that can involve higher numbers of participants• Past Day of Wellness grant recipients have submitted final reports for last year’s grant.
• Challenges that focus on the FNHA Wellness Streams
• BC First Nations community based applications (single or multiple)
• Applications where collaboration or partnership with other communities is possible and demonstrated at the regional, or sub- regional level
• Fairness and equity within and across the regions
• Host organizations that can involve higher numbers of participants
• Past Day of Wellness grant recipients have submitted final reports for last year’s grant.
• Challenges that focus on the FNHA Wellness Streams
For survivors attending the Sept 16-22, 2013, TRC and Reconciliation Canada events in Vancouver, BC
Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Development Canada and the United Church of Canada have contributed a total of $200,000 to support First Nations residential school survivors participation in Truth and Reconciliation and Reconciliation Canada events September 16-22, 2013.
The FNHA will administer the TRC travel and accommodation subsidy to supplement the travel and accommodation costs to survivors who will be attending the Sept 16-22, 2013 event in Vancouver, BC. The FNHA will administer these funds and leverage our relationships with travel vendors to offer discounted airfare and ferry fare for survivors, information will be posted on TRC, Reconciliation Canada and FNHA websites.
Due to the last minute nature of this opportunity, the FNHA will manage all subsidy requests with the intention to support the highest number of survivors possible. The TRC expects over 2000 survivors to attend the event, and depending on demand, there is no guarantee that a subsidy will be provided. Please note that all applications will be handled with the utmost of confidence.
For more information please email: TRCsubsidy@fnha.ca
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