Vancouver General Hospital Trauma Services
Supporting community action on injury prevention
ACTION Mini-GRANT GUIDELINES
Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) Trauma Services is excited to announce the 2020-2021 ACTION Mini-Grants – a funding opportunity for
innovative community-driven projects, partnerships and initiatives that promote the prevention of injuries in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.
ACTION Mini-Grants range from $500 to $1,500 in value.
Priority Funding Areas
ACTION Mini-Grants are available to non-for-profit organizations, local governments and First Nations for projects, partnerships and initiatives that
serve residents in all or parts of the Vancouver Coastal Health region (Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Sea-to-Sky,
Bella Coola Valley and/or Central Coast). Priority is given to initiatives that address at least one of the following VGH Trauma Services priority areas:
Seniors Falls Prevention
Sports Related Injuries
Transport Related Injuries
Alcohol Related Injuries
For more information regarding these priority areas and to learn about previous ACTION Mini-GRANT funded projects, please read the
corresponding ACTION Mini-Grant Issue Briefings.
ACTION Mini-Grants fund initiatives that:
LAST – your project has a good chance of living on after the funding ends.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE – your project will broadly impact your community in a positive way.
SUPPORT COLLABORATION & PARTNERSHIP – your project will encourage diverse groups to work together toward a common goal.
REDUCE INJURIES – your project will reduce the risks and impacts of injuries through education, awareness and/or action.
ACT UPSTREAM – your project is aimed at the root causes of injury. In many cases, upstream action addresses social, cultural, economic
and/or environmental conditions.
Other Funding Criteria
Applicants must be a registered non-profit society, local government or First Nation in British Columbia with an independent, active
governing body (e.g., Board of Directors, Municipal Council, etc.) and be in good fiscal, operational and administrative standing.
All proposed activities must be completed, and all funding spent, before August 1, 2021. ACTION Mini-Grants are awarded as one-time-only
funding. Previous recipients of ACTION Mini-Grants may apply again but for a different initiative, or for an enhancement or expansion to a
previously funded initiative.
Eligible expenses can include labour and non-labour expenses related to the delivery of the injury prevention initiative. Grants do not cover
research, capital expenditures, ongoing operational expenses, direct welfare supports, or services that clearly fall under the mandate of
other government bodies.
Grant recipients must complete a brief Activity and Expenses Report by September 1, 2021. These reports must be completed using the
templates and forms provided by VCH. Submitted reports and accompanying materials become the property of Vancouver Coastal Health.
Reports enable VCH to explain how and where the funds were used, and its impact on communities.
If you have any questions about the ACTION Grants, please do not hesitate to
contact VCH Community
Investments at 604.714.3780 |
Applications must be received by email before 5:00pm on
October 30, 2020.
your completed application to ComminvestApplications@vch.ca.
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