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, South Okanagan / Similkameen, and Victoria!
Applying for a small grant is easy. You don’t need to have any experience in community projects. Just think how you could use a small grant of $50 and $500 to bring people together, share skills and knowledge, build a sense of belonging and responsibility, and respect and celebrate diversity.
In addition, this year the program seeks to prioritise projects that connect indigenous and non-indigenous community members, and projects led by young people age 18 to 24.
If you live in one of the following communities, it’s time to get started. Abbotsford, Burnaby, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Shore, North Surrey, Richmond, South Okanagan / Similkameen, Squamish, and Vancouver.
For residents in other areas including Clayoquot Sound and UBC, please check the communities page, and find out when applications are open in your area.
How it works
Vancouver Foundation and partners are proud to offer two different grants to strengthen connections in your community.
Neighbourhood Small Grants offer up to $500 to residents for projects that connect and engage neighbours, share skills and knowledge, build a sense of belonging and responsibility, and respect and celebrate diversity.
Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants provide up to $500 for residents of Vancouver to develop projects that contribute to the City of Vancouver's Greenest City 2020 Action Plan.
Watch our video to find out how you can make an application, and read our stories to see what kinds of projects people have done in the past.
Application deadline – April 9
The deadline for applications is Monday April 9, 2018. We can’t wait to see what you come up with this year!