Welcome back for another year of Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG). We offer small grants of up to $500 for projects that bring communities together.

February 11 marks the first day of our spring grant cycle. We look forward to all the ideas that will come from all around BC this year.

Please note that communities have slightly different cycles or deadlines. Checking each communities’ page is the best way to be sure you have the right date.

2020 Grant Cycle Dates by Community

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You might have noticed that we’ve changed a lot around here. New look, new website, new resources, and new communities! So let’s introduce ourselves again.

Brand New Look

Because NSG has expanded across BC in both rural and urban communities, we thought it was time for a refresh.

The first way we’re activating this new look is this website. The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is run locally in each community by a different partner.

To really highlight this, we’ve made each Communities’ page almost like your community’s own “website” that highlights your community coordinator and local partner.

Depending on where you live, you’ll have a different community coordinator who is the best person for you to contact.

However, if you’re experiencing issues with the website, notice a broken link, or have a suggestion for something that could make navigating this website better, please contact Esther at communications@vancouverfoundation.ca.

For anyone curious to know what the old website looked like, here’s a screenshot:

Old NSG website


Four New Communities

Residents of Bowen Island, Golden and District, Nelson area, and Shuswap area, Neighbourhood Small Grants is now available where you live. Here are your local community coordinators whom you can get in touch with if you’re curious, stuck, or in need of a little help:

  • Bowen Island — Lisa Wrinch from Bowen Island Community Foundation
  • Golden and District – Joy Orr from Golden Community Foundation
  • Nelson – Tracey Fellowes from Osprey Community Foundation
  • Shuswap – Roger Parenteau from Shuswap Community Foundation

What Hasn’t Changed

The application process, eligibility criteria, and applications form all remain the same.

You can still access the application form in other languages likes Espanol, Francais, Filipino, 中文, TIẾNG VIỆT, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, فارسی, and عربى.

If you prefer to submit your applications by paper, you can request one from your local community coordinator.

Already know what you want to do this year?

Click here to get started!

Written By:

Esther Tung

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News and announcements about the Neighbourhood Small Grants program. Updated by staff at Vancouver Foundation and network partners.