Vision Zero Seed Grants
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), in partnership with the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC), is pleased to offer Vision Zero Seed Grants in support of community driven road safety projects designed to reduce fatal and serious vehicle crashes. Motor vehicle collisions are one of the leading causes of unintentional injury death across all ages in BC. Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. We invite community organizations, First Nations, municipalities, and regional districts to apply for this funding. Individual grants will be capped at $5,000 and funding in excess of this will be considered for exceptional projects.
Who Can Apply
Community organizations, First Nations, municipalities, and regional districts within the Vancouver Coastal Health Region (Vancouver, Richmond, North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Sea-to-Sky, Central Coast, Bella Coola Valley) are eligible to apply for funding in support of projects taking place within the VCH region.
For further information, please visit http://www.vch.ca/public-health/healthy-communities-population-health/health-promotion-grants/apply-for-a-grant.
To read more about the projects funded for 2019/20, please click here.
Vision Zero Grant Symposium (February 10, 2020)
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and Fraser Health (FH) held an inaugural Vision Zero Grant Symposium to showcase the amazing work completed by the various grantees. The projects were categorized into four main themes: educational promotion of Vision Zero, active and safe routes to school, and vulnerable road user safety to speed reduction.
The event provided a wonderful opportunity to collaborate among health authorities. Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health staff, municipalities, and community organizations were in attendance and were encouraged to share key learnings, challenges and successes, while identifying sustainable measures to ensure the longevity of their efforts. It also helped address what future events, activities or services health authorities could support in order to further road safety initiatives.