2015 NEIGHBOURHOOD SMALL GRANTS ARE OPEN.
Neighbourhood Small Grants is Vancouver Foundation’s unique program that helps build community and strengthen connections right where people live. Have a great idea for your community? Small grants of up to $1,000 are available for projects started and completed by local residents.
When people are active in the life of their neighbourhood, our communities are strengthened from the ground up. The Connections and Engagement survey that Vancouver Foundation conducted in 2012 with 3,841 people from Metro Vancouver shows the power of this idea of connection and engagement.
NSG helps connect and engage residents in their community by encouraging them to come up with their own ideas for how their neighbourhood can be strengthened. Vancouver Foundation then funds those ideas. Small grants of up to $1,000 are available for projects started and completed by local residents.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF NEIGHBOURHOOD SMALL GRANTS?
Grants are given to projects that meet the following goals:
Connect and engage neighbourhood residents
Share residents’ skills and knowledge within the community
Build sense of ownership and pride
Respect and celebrate diversity