With a neighbourhood street busy with children enjoying the park, tennis courts and recreation fields, we wanted to do something to calm the traffic. We heard of a similar project in Victoria, spoke with them and met to discuss ideas. We polled the neighbourhood to understand the level of support for this idea.
Do you have a great idea to bring people together in your neighbourhood?
Neighbourhood Small Grants is excited to announce that we are open for application in more communities than ever before across the lower mainland and beyond – including Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Squamish, and South Okanagan / Similkameen!
Neighbourhood Small Grants between $50 to $500 to support projects that connect and engage neighbours, help people share skills and knowledge, increase sense of belonging, and celebrate diversity.
But what does that mean? And how do you apply?
We created a short video with an overview of the grants, information about how to apply, and details about what happens next.
"A free community event fostering understanding, support and awareness for those living with Parkinson's"
Huge thanks to New Westminster Neighbourhood Small Grants, Family Services of Greater Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation for our grant that brought together the best group of people from our community and beyond for a fun filled, creative and neighbourly event. We had quite a range of ages attending Painting for Parkinson's, from 7 months to 89 years old!
Also thank you to all our sponsors, donators and supporters:
Multicultural Women Mentoring Group @SVNH held another Neighbouhood Small Grant event this year inviting 67 South Vancouver residents. The event brought everyone together for a valuable learning and sharing life experiences as an immigrant. There was a First Nation table showcasing their cultural and historical background in Canada as well as helping the event participants to understand their own struggling issues through Q & A. The event also provided various cultural singing and dancing performances followed by delicious cultural dishes to taste.