Get Prepared

What to Expect

Once you’ve decided on your idea, here’s what to expect.

Submit your application.

You can ask for a grant of between $50 to $500.

Wait for the results.

Volunteers from your community review applications as they are submitted. This can take up to two weeks.

Bring your idea to life.

Funding will be sent to you via cheque. Let's do this!

Share your story!

Photos, screen grabs, and other documentation of your project will help to inspire more people like you to get started.

Get Inspired

Project Ideas to Get You Started

We find these tend to be popular ideas among first-time applicants. They can be easily organized with two people, are low cost, and excite neighbours.

Share Skill

Teach others how to craft, build, or speak a new language. We all have something to offer.

Share Meaning

Invite people to celebrate or heal together.

Share Resources

Make someone's day by delivering care packages or helping them get something they need.

Be Creative

These are just ideas to get you started. Make them yours, or do something else altogether. Your creativity is what makes NSG what it is!

Sharing Skills and Knowledge

Our introductory video showcases a few types of projects by others and gives a short overview on what you’ll need to know to apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant.

Stories

Stories from Next Door

Project leaders love to share back on what happened during their event, gathering, or project. Get inspired for your next idea by reading about what your neighbours are up to.

NSG Stories

August 11, 2022

Captains Way Colour: Part 2

The deluge of Fall rain did not deter members of the Bluewater community of Bowen Island in planting rhododendrons along Captains Way, in anticipation of Spring colours for all to...

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NSG Stories

August 10, 2022

The Menorah Project of Shirat HaYam

What the Bowen Island Community Foundation called the “Jewish Community Education and Equality Project” we fondly renamed “The Menorah Project”. Here is why. Every December, we have a community event...

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