Healthy Kids Community Challenge – Funding and survey

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Published on: January 6, 2016

Healthy Kids Community Challenge – Leeds and Grenville / 06 January 2016

Healthy Kids logoLeeds and Grenville is one of 45 communities across Ontario taking part in the Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC)! The Healthy Kids Community Challenge unites communities with a common goal of promoting children’s health through physical activity and healthy eating. The first theme is Run. Jump. Play. Every Day. and there are many ways to get involved!

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville Community Project Fund

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville Community Project Fund is open for applications! Funding of up to $10,000 is available to community groups for innovative project ideas that promote physical activity and create environments that support healthy active living for children 0-12 years. For more information and to apply, visit www.healthykidslg.ca.

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville Community Survey

Healthy Kids Community Challenge Leeds and Grenville would like to hear from you! We need to know what makes it easy and challenging for kids to be physically active and to eat healthy in Leeds and Grenville. To complete a brief survey please visit http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/lgldhu/hkcc-community-survey/ . Your input will help us move forward with planning activities, programs and policies for children 0-12 years in Leeds and Grenville.

Please share these Healthy Kids Community Challenge initiatives broadly throughout your Leeds and Grenville networks and with community partners. For more information about the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, visit www.healthykidslg.ca. Follow the Healthy Kids Community Challenge on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/healthykidslg/.

Also please note the following revisions to the Healthy Kids Community Challenge (HKCC) Community Project Fund funding criteria (as outlined on pages 3 and 4 of the application form):

  • Minor capital items or investment may be considered an eligible expense providing the capital investment:
    • is clearly connected to creating an environment supportive to enabling or increasing physical activity for children 0-12 years of age
    • addresses a community need by reducing barriers that may limit opportunities for children to be physically active
    • is supported by a plan/program/promotion that ensures the capital investment leads to actual increased physical activity

    For the purposes of the application, eligible minor capital items would include fixed, permanent assets or costs to repair, maintain, or enhance fixed permanent assets.

  • Approval of projects are subject to final approval of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.