The grant applications are open until Dec. 3, 2021.
For many people and families, the Winter solstice is a time for reflection and renewal. The past 18+ months have been a challenge for all of us but we are strong and resilient people! As we progress through this challenging time, the winter season can bring a sense of hope and a time to heal. It is important to continue honouring our culture, resilience and community while being mindful of following recommended public health orders.
Unfortunately, despite our ongoing efforts to vaccinate ourselves from COVID-19, we're not quite ready to return to large community events. With this in mind, the FNHA is providing Winter Wellness Grants to support community-led, virtual events, small gatherings, or a combination of virtual and small scale in-person celebrations in honour of Winter solstice in 2022.
First Nations communities, schools and health and social organizations that provide wellness services to Indigenous British Columbians will be eligible for up to $2,500 to conduct their own virtual and/or small gathering celebration to honour Winter solstice.
How to Apply:
Applications for 2022 are now closed. If you are looking for applications for the 2023 Winter Wellness Grants, they are not yet open. Those applications will be available in November 2022.