Since March, 792 projects have been brought to life through the Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG). Our project leaders have delivered care packages to neighbours, refurbished phones and computers to donate, hosted virtual art shows and even karaoke sessions.

The creativity and desire to connect has remained strong even as pandemic struck, and you have stepped up to the plate to stay connected with their neighbours and communities in the face of physical distancing. The program itself will remain the same, but it will be offered in fewer communities.

Communities Soon Closing for Applications

Moving forward, each community will be setting their own timelines for new grant cycles. Please check back to your community’s specific page for their latest information. Should more funding become available for Neighbourhood Small Grants, certain communities may offer Responsive NSG again in the fall.

Find your community by entering your address on the Communities page.

On the Table Grants

An ad for On the Table. Illustration of a person saying "I'll Host!" Tagling: Reconnect this September.

Many people are inspired by the values of Neighbourhood Small Grant but don’t have an idea they can sink their teeth into. Some may have an idea but aren’t sure how to start. Your idea itself may simply be to spark meaningful conversation. If any of this sounds like you, consider hosting an On the Table conversation this year. An optional grant of up to $100 is available to support your event.

Both Neighbourhood Small Grants and On the Table are initiatives that were started by Vancouver Foundation. On the Table has been giving people reason to talk about what matters most to them for two years. For this year, On the Table is offering micro-grants of up to $100 for hosts. Gatherings may be virtual or physically distanced.


Written By:

Esther Tung

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