Neighbourhood Small Grants is Vancouver Foundation’s unique program to help build community and strengthen connections right where people live.
Have a great idea for your community? Find out more, and apply for a small grant.
Read below to find out more about the grants, when applications open, if you are eligible, and how to apply. A link to the application form is at the bottom of this page.
WHAT IS A NEIGHBOURHOOD SMALL GRANT?
Small grants of up to $500 are available for residents to develop projects that meet the needs of the community.
Neighbourhood Small Grants are given to projects that meet the following goals:
1. Connect and engage neighbourhood residents
Examples: Block parties to introduce new neighbours or weekly neighbourhood clean-up work parties that strengthen and sustain relationships over time.
2. Share residents’ skills and knowledge within the community
Examples: a free yoga lesson for the community or a community kitchen where participants exchange their cooking skills and share a meal together.
3. Build sense of ownership and pride
Examples: A historical tour of the neighbourhood or a community clean-up of invasive species in a local greenspace.
4. Respect and celebrate diversity
Examples: A multicultural fashion show, a story telling project that involves seniors and youth, or a cost free acrylic workshops open to all ages and skill levels.
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