Two projects that will benefit seniors in the Northwest have received funding from the province and the BC Healthy Communities Society.
This is through the Age-friendly Communities Grant Program which focuses on equity, sustainability and multi-sector partnerships.
Applications were submitted through two streams, one for age friendly assessments and action plans for as much as $25,000 and the second for age friends projects for as much as $15,000.
Takla Nation received funding from stream one for its Takla Nation Age-friendly Comprehensive Community Plan.
Meanwhile, in Houston through stream two it received funding for its Seniors Gathering Project.
A total of 25 communities, including four Indigenous communities were awarded grants for age friendly assessments, planning and projects to support seniors in leading active and independent lives.
$500,000 in grants was provided through the Age-friendly Community Grant Program.
According to the province 37 local and Indigenous governments submitted applications for the two streams.