The Healthy Communities Fund (HCF) Grant Program provides non-capital funding to organizations for the delivery of integrated health promotion initiatives in communities across Ontario. The Program plays a key role in helping to achieve a vision of healthy communities working together and Ontarians leading healthy and active lives through the funding of projects that address two or more of the following health promotion priorities (in alphabetical order):
The goal of the HCF Grant Program is to support projects that serve or benefit specific populations that may not have equitable access to health promotion programming in their communities, and in turn, provide greater access to these programs and services where they are needed most in Ontario.
The HCF Grant Program provides opportunities for organizations with a provincial mandate to plan and deliver province-wide projects that benefit communities across Ontario. Provincial projects must have an impact across all four Ministry regions: North, Central, East, and West (a map displaying the four regional boundaries is available in Appendix B of the Program Guidelines).
All applicants should read the Program Guidelines applicable to the proposed reach/scope of their project and should consult with the appropriate Ministry staff at the earliest possible opportunity and before completing any HCF Grant Application Form.
Eligible applicants are required to work in partnership with other organizations and take an integrated approach to improving the health and wellness of communities. Interested organizations can apply for a provincial grant depending on their delivery capacity and the reach or scope of their proposed project.
Please contact ministry staff: