Photo: Eke Me-Xi Learning Center Winter
Wellness Grant Event 2023: Eke Me-Xi Learning Centre hosted three different
events for students to participate in. One of those events was a day on the
land digging clams. This offered the students the opportunity to
participate in cultural practices related to food sovereignty.
Grant applications are open until Friday, Nov. 3 at 4 p.m.
As we approach another winter season there is an opportunity for us to focus on what nurtures our spirit during the winter months, whether gathering with family, being on the land or nourishing our bodies with good food and medicine. We hope you find the time to participate in activities that bring you joy. With this in mind, the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is excited to provide another year of Winter Wellness Grants to support community-led celebrations and events.
First Nations communities in BC, First Nations-run health and social organizations that provide wellness services to First Nations people in BC, and First Nations-run schools in BC will be eligible for up to $3,000 to conduct their own Winter Wellness Celebration.
Here are examples of community events that can inspire your wellness initiative:
Below are some additional Winter Wellness Grant ideas for you to consider:
The deadline to submit an application is Friday, November 3, 2023 at 4 p.m.
You can submit an application by completing the online application form.
Please note that if you require more information and/or experience any challenges with the online application form, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (604) 785-2216.
1. Who can apply for the Wellness Grants?
The funding applications for a Winter Wellness Grant must be received from (1) a First Nations community/band/village council in BC. (2) First Nations-run health and social organizations in BC that provide wellness services to First Nations people in BC and is a registered society, or (3) a First Nations school or educational institution in BC. (Please Note: For-profit organizations and Métis Chartered Communities/organizations, non-BC First Nations not-for-profits organization/societies, and non-BC First Nations educational institutions are ineligible for wellness grants).
2. Can an individual apply for a grant?
No. The funds cannot be distributed to an individual. The FNHA encourages people with an idea or concept to match and connect with a group that meets the criteria described in question one.
For example: if you are a certified yoga instructor who wants to provide a workshop, either in person or online, this may be an opportunity to work with a local school or First Nations community.
3. When can the event or initiative take place?
The FNHA recommends that the event or initiative take place between December 15, 2023 to January 20, 2024. If your event or initiative takes place outside this timeframe, please contact Wellness@fnha.ca.
4. Can I use the funds for an Elder Honourarium?
Yes. The funds can be used to provide an honourarium to an Elder for their services. Funds may not be used for the following: (1) the purchase of alcohol, (2) the purchase of concession items, (3) prize money, or (4) illegal purchases. The grant funds may be used for other forms of prizes, including gift cards.
5. Who can I contact for more help or to answer other questions?
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
If you would like to speak to a team member by phone, call 604-785-2216.