Last updated March 7, 2022.


Funding for the Group Family Practice Development Grant is now fully committed and as such no new applications are being accepted at this time. If family physicians have already incurred expenses based on this grant but have yet to submit the application form, please contact gpsc.billing@doctorsofbc.ca as soon as possible before March 31, 2022.

GPSC will assess the overall program results and the grant’s impact. If additional funds become available in the future, the GPSC will inform family physicians in an edition of the GPSC Update e-newsletter and post a notice on the GPSC website.

What is this grant?

The GPSC introduced a new grant in April 2021 to help cover expenses incurred when family doctors join or form a new or expanded group practice. The Group Family Practice Development Grant, which provided up to $30,000 per eligible physician, addressed feedback from family doctors that significant expenditures of closing and/or merging offices are holding them back from forming or consolidating group practices. 

What did the grant cover?

The Group Family Practice Development Grant offered financial support to help cover expenses such as:

    • Ending a lease.
    • Merging or transferring medical records and software licensing fees.
    • Moving or relocating to a new clinic space. Family doctors moving or relocating need to transfer their patient panels to the new group practice or to another family physician.
    • Expanding or renovating clinic space.

Eligibility:

To be eligible, family doctors, including new to practice family doctors, need to have met all of the following criteria:


    • Have joined or formed a new or expanded group family practice with three or more co-located family physicians;
    • Have incurred costs, between September 1, 2020 and March 1, 2022, toward consolidating the new or expanded group family practice;
    • Are practicing as a Community Longitudinal Family Physician (CLFP) as defined in the GPSC Preamble.

When was the application deadline?

The grant covered eligible expenses incurred between September 1, 2020 and March 1, 2022. Funding for the Group Family Practice Development Grant is now fully committed and as such no new applications are being accepted at this time. If family physicians have already incurred expenses based on this grant but have yet to submit the application form, please contact gpsc.billing@doctorsofbc.ca as soon as possible before March 31, 2022.

Where can I learn more?

Please email gpsc.billing@doctorsofbc.ca for inquiries.