Calls for Proposals Small Grants Project 2017

Cowichan Valley

Thank you for your interest in contributing to the health of citizens living in the Cowichan Region. Our Cowichan Communities Health Network (OCCHN) is pleased to provide a maximum grant of $2,000.00 toward eligible projects in the Cowichan Valley. Please read the following information to ensure your proposal meets the funding requirements.

Our Cowichan recognizes the health and well -being of our citizens is impacted by the 12 Key determinants of health within the context of healthy and supportive communities, organizations, families and relationships. Our Cowichan has the opportunity to make a positive and meaningful contribution to our communities’ future. OCCHN is committed to helping all citizens of the Cowichan Communities enjoy good health.

Project focus:

OCCHN small grants are designed to meet a specific need or a specific project that would not otherwise be able to happen or would be significantly impacted without funding.

Through strategic planning OCCHN has identified 5 priority areas.

  • Children and their families aged 0-6 including prenatal care, maternal health, nutrition, early childhood development, role of fathers, social supports, physical literacy
  • Promotion of good health including nutrition, physical activity, environment, social supports
  • Elderly including home support, housing, caregiver support, mental health, healthy aging, social supports
  • Identifying causes and prevention of chronic Illness including mental health, alcohol consumption, smoking, respiratory, diabetes, circulatory/ heart disease
  • Poverty /Economic Status including education, employment, living wage, poverty reduction

Projects addressing these priorities will be given first consideration.

Applications whose priorities for action respond to demonstrated community needs, gaps and priorities and that are evidence based and focus on the 12 determinants of health will be accepted for review.

Application templates and supporting documents are available on our website or contact Cindy Lise at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Applications will be accepted up to noon on September 30, 2017. Funding announcements will be made by October 15, 2016 or sooner.

  • 1 copy must be submitted by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 1 hard copy must be mailed to:

Our Cowichan
PO Box 20106
Duncan BC,
V9L- 5H1