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​​​​​​​British Columbia Vision Zero in Road Safety Grant Program 

The British Columbia Vision Zero in Road Safety for Vulnerable Road Users Program (Vision​ Zero in Road Safety Program) provides grant funding to support local governments, Indigenous community governments and non-government organizations to advance evidence-informed road safety improvements that will result in a reduction in the number and severity vulnerable road user injuries.

This program aims to generate immediate and long-term injury reduction benefits for vulnerable road users in underserved communities, Indigenous communities, and small and remote communities. It also helps to advance the implementation of innovative, technology-driven, proven and low-cost countermeasures. 

Award Amount: $5,000 to $20,000
Award Term: April 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023 (12 months)​

Important Dates

  • ​Vision Zero in Road Safety Program Grant Applications Open l November 1, 2021
  • Application Closing Date l December 10, 2021 @ 3:00 pm PST
  • Successful Applicants Notified & Awarded l Early 2022
  • Mid-Point Evaluation Due l September 2022
  • Final Evaluation Due l April 2023​​​​
Click Here to Apply 

For questions related to the application process and how to maximize the value of your proposed project idea, please contact the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (bcinjury@bcchr.ca) who will connect you with a local health authority grant lead.


VGH ACTION Mini-Grants  ​

Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) Trauma Services and VCH Community Investments are excited to announce the 2021-2022 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 $2,500 in value.

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 BC Injury Prevention Committee priority areas:

  • Seniors Falls
  • Transportation-related Injuries (young drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, motor vehicle occupants)​ 
  • Youth Suicide and Self Harm

For more information regarding these priority areas and to learn about previous ACTION Mini-GRANT funded projects, we encourage you to register and attend our Action Mini-GRANT symposium on September 28, 2021 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.​

Application Deadline – October 31, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Please submit all applications by e-mail to CommInvestApplications@vch.ca.

Download the application to learn more about the 2021-2022 ACTION Mini-Grants to apply. Please contact Community Investments if you experience any difficulties with this application. ​

2020/2021 Grant Recipients​​​

The following seven projects were selected as recipients of an Action Mini-Grant for the 2020/2021 cycle:

  • McCreary Centre Society – Increasing Awareness of Sports-related Injuries and Injury Prevention Among BC Youth
  • PHS Community Services Society – CMAP (Community Managed Alcohol Program) Outreach Support
  • Kiwassa Neighbourhood House – Be Creative, Be Active & Be Healthy (Seniors Fall Prevention)
  • Squamish Nation Y​uutsway Health Wellness and Recreation Services – Keep Moving Falls Prevention
  • Minoru Seniors Society – Fall Prevention Series 
  • VANDU (Vancouver Area of Network of Drug Users) – Alcohol Specific Harm Reduction Materials 
  • Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC –​ Skillfully Responding to Injury Prevention 

Previous Recipients