Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) of up to $500 are available for individuals who have an idea to bring their community together. This grant program was created to support small scale community projects that build community strength and resilience, foster community creativity and wellbeing, and tackle social isolation.
The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is based on the idea that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share.Grants of $50 to $500 are availablefor a project that aims to connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other.
Projects must be free to attend and participate in,and they are for individuals (not businesses or organizations).
So far this year some of the projects that have been selected to receive funding include block parties, emergency preparedness meetings, Butterflyway projects, a cedar weaving workshop and an Urban Homestead Tour.
The volunteer grants committee will next review applications on June 27th for West Vancouver/Squamish Nation (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw)/Lions Bay, through the West Vancouver Foundation.
The Neighbourhood Small Grants program was created by Vancouver Foundation in 1999, based on the idea that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share. The NSG Program is offered throughout BC.
For more information or to apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant, go to westvanfoundation.ca/nsg
If you live in North Vancouver, you can contact Kyle McMurray