In 2018, Balanced You piloted the Worksite Fund mini-grant, an opportunity for employees around the County to apply to make healthy changes in their workplace. Employees helped us learn about the work they do and shared creative ideas to improve health, well-being and safety at their worksites. Altogether, we received over 100 applications for trainings, team building exercises, kitchen upgrades and so much more.
In total, we funded 41 projects designed by and for employees across King County. Projects included ping pong tables and other team building activities to help coworkers feel more connected, clip-on fans for employees working in hot conditions, cooking demonstrations celebrating diverse cultures, kitchen upgrades and much more. Check out the below slideshow for other Worksite Fund highlights.
The 2019 Balanced You Worksite Fund is back for its second year. Beginning in mid-May, employees will have the opportunity to learn more about the project and apply. Previous applicants are also encouraged to re-apply. So start connecting with colleagues and brainstorming ways you’d like to create positive change in your workplace this year!
Look for the 2019 Worksite Fund launch soon. Contact the Balanced You team at 206-263-9626 or BalancedYou@kingcounty.gov with questions or suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you!