Neighbourhood Small Grants Applications Now Available Until April 7, 2014

12 Mar


Would you like to make your community a better place? If yes, consider applying for a Neighbourhood Small Grant.  If you have not heard about this program, it is worth looking into. Speaking from past experience this program is a great way to get to know your neighbours and build community.  You can apply for grants from $50 to $500 for projects in your neighbourhood. The aim of the program, which is funded by the Vancouver Foundation, is to connect and engage people within the community in which they live.  Neighbours can get together and make an application for a variety of events. Some examples of past events include neighbourhood block parties, clean up campaigns, ethnic cooking classes, emergency preparedness plans, community gardens and an outdoor movie night.   The ideas are only limited by your imagination.  Once your application is submitted, it is reviewed by a Resident Advisory Committee made up of residents in your neighbourhood. Applicants are advised in late May/early June if they receive funding and are usually asked to have their projects completed by November 30th.   In East Vancouver, the program is available in the following areas:

Vancouver: Mount Pleasant, Little Mountain

Areas: Mount Pleasant, Olympic Village, Riley Park

•Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

•Little Mountain Neighbourhood House

Program Coordinators: Jenna Wray, and Olga Cherbina,

Vancouver: South Vancouver-Collingwood

Areas: Renfrew-Collingwood, Renfrew Heights, Victoria-Fraserview, , Killarney, Champlain Heights and Sunset

•South Vancouver Neighbourhood House

•Collingwood Neighbourhood House

Program Coordinator: Sheri Parke,

Vancouver: Cedar Cottage, Hastings-Sunrise – Renfrew

Areas: Hastings-Sunrise, Kensington-Cedar Cottage, Grandview Woodland, Renfrew Heights

•Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House

•Kiwassa Neighbourhood House

•Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House

Program Coordinator: Danielle Gauld,

Vancouver:  Strathcona – Ray-Cam

Areas: Downtown Eastside, Strathcona, Ray-Cam

Program Coordinator: Roberta Robertson,

•Carnegie Community Centre

•Strathcona Community Centre

•Ray-Cam Community Centre

If you would like to get further information, contact the Program Co-ordinator in your area. Deadline for applications is Monday, April 7, 2014.  Applications can be made on on-line at the Vancouver Foundation Neighbourhood Grants Program’s site.

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