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Neighbourhood Small Grants spring cycle is now closed.

Applications will under go review by the NSG Grants Committee and Community Coordinator following the application deadline. Once approved, NSG projects are expected to start after June 1st and must be completed by November 30, 2024.

For any inquiries or assistance, please feel free to reach out to the NSG Coordinator, Rachel Nissenbaum at the Osprey Community Foundation.

We look forward to seeing the creative and impactful projects that our community will bring to life in the coming months!

Email the NSG Coordinator at

Your Community Coordinator

Rachel Nissenbaum

Rachel supports grant applicants and project leaders living in Nelson and the surrounding area.

Contact Rachel if you have questions or feedback on Neighbourhood Small Grants. Paper applications are also available — please get in touch with her to ask for one.

Available grants

Resources for getting involved with Neighbourhood Small Grants as a grant applicant, project leader or program partner.

  • Youth NSG

    A program for youth (ages 12-24) living in Metro Vancouver communities.

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  • NSG

    Grants of up to $500 for projects that deepen connection and create change in your community.

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Program partner

Your neighbourhood partner

Local partner organizations manage all aspects of the Neighbourhood Small Grants program. Partner organizations are where your community coordinators work. They also oversee the advisory committee, which is unique to each community that reviews your grant applications.

Osprey Community Foundation

Suite B8, 625 Front Street, Nelson

Osprey Community Foundation is a public, charitable foundation created by and for the people of Nelson, B.C. and the surrounding area. We are here to help groups and individuals make an ongoing difference in their community. Donations to Osprey are pooled in a permanently-endowed fund – our community’s nest egg. Each year, income generated by that capital flows back to the community in the form of grants to eligible charities and activities.

City of Nelson

Suite 101, 310 Ward Street, Nelson

Our Vision:  Nelson is a prosperous and resilient community with robust ecosystems and safe, welcoming neighbourhoods, where we celebrate diversity, history and culture.

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