For Patient & Family Centred Care

Are you an IH Employee…

in the Central Okanagan with a great idea on how to improve care for patients of Interior Health? Nobody knows the patient experience and opportunities for improvement better than those working the front line. That’s why the KGH Foundation’s Grants Program for Patient & Family Centred Care is so rewarding.

Any Interior Health employee or medical staff from the Central Okanagan region (Peachland to Lake Country) can submit an application for a proposal that moves patient and family-centred care forward. Funded through the proceeds of the KGH Foundation Interior Health Staff 50/50 Lottery, this is an opportunity for staff to have a voice in how these funds are directed.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be considered.

Have your say

Help us improve Patient & Family Centred Care

For more information please contact:

Melina Moran
Manager of Grants and Fund Management

Ph: 250-862-4300 x7013




Since its inception in 2016 we have funded 145 grants totaling $344,723

How to Apply

Evaluation Criteria

  • Applications must demonstrate the impact on patient care and the ability to move healthcare forward in our community.
  • Projects eligible for funding through current Interior Health channels such as the operating budget or the annual capital equipment process will not be considered.
  • All Interior Health approval processes must still be met including completion of a Funding Confirmation Form and submission of quotes/supporting documentation.
  • Available funds will support a variety of locations and services within Interior Health including acute care, care facilities, community health & mental health programming.
  • Only applications directly benefiting the health of patients and families within the Central Okanagan will be considered.

The Process

What you need to expect

Complete & submit an Application Form to the KGH Foundation (Download Application Form in Chrome Browser for Fillable PDF Option)

In Person: KGH Foundation Office – Clinical Academic Campus at KGH
Fax: 250-862-4377


Applications will be reviewed quarterly by the PFCC Selection Committee representing stakeholders from all of the IH service areas, and successful applicants will be notified.

Quarterly Application Deadlines are March 31, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31

All applicants will receive notification following the review meeting.

Funds will be available for a limited time and must be expended within the time frame specified by the KGH Foundation.

Once the project/equipment is purchased and in operation, the successful applicant will be responsible for notifying the KGH Foundation and providing images and stories of the impact the grant has made on patient care.

Previous Quarter’s Awarded Grants

We were able to provide funding for 12 requests totaling $19,861, from the applications received for the December 31, 2020 intake.

To date, 145 applications have received $344,723 thanks to funding made available through the KGH Foundation Interior Health 50/50 Staff Lotto and the Blossom Time Fair.

Selected Grants Include:

  • QCPR Life Support Manikins for Cardiac Services
  • Lock Boxes for the Quick Response Team
  • Patient Equipment and Cabinets for the Senior’s Health and Wellness Centre
  • Indigenous Smudge Bundles
  • Reducing Diabetes Distress Project for Teens
  • iPad for the Children’s Assessment Network
  • Couch for the Mental Health Assessment/Family Room in the Emergency Department at KGH
  • Portable Entertainment Station for the Residents at Brookhaven
  • Voice Therapy and Speech after Stroke Manuals for KGH Speech Language
  • Pocket Talkers for Three Links Manor and KGH Speech Language

“People always ask why, but maybe they should ask why not! You get to work with the nicest people, for the nicest people. It’s the best kind of job satisfaction you’ll ever find.”

“I am inspired by how selfless people are – caring for others who they have never met and whose story they may never know.  But yet they give generously to make the situation of others better.  I have so much respect for those who act to make the world a better place.  In the end it all that matters.”