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.

Intro to carving workshop

I received funding in fall 2020 to pilot a 2-day beginner’s carving workshop in the Toquaht village of Macoah on the north coast of Barkley Sound. The event was a...

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1st Tofino Chess Open 2022

Last weekend, we had more than 50 players and many more spectators from close and far gathering at the community hall and sitting around the chess boards. Over 24 kids...

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Community Pantry Project

The community pantry project began in March and is still running – it provides a barrier-free opportunity for anyone living in Alert Bay to access pantry items. We did this...

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