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Applications Are Now Being Accepted For Neighbourhood Small Grants Up To $500

27 Feb

NeighbourhoodSmallGrant2015Do you have an idea for a community project that brings people in your community together? It could be something small such as getting a group together to make ‘kids playing here signs’ for your street, maybe a beautification project, hosting a picnic, maybe a tea party or BBQ for your block? We encourage you to consider applying for a Neighbourhood Small Grant. If you have not heard about this program, it is worth looking into. Speaking from experience this program is a great way to get to know your neighbours and build community. You can apply for grants of up to $500 for projects in your community. 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 or an outdoor movie night. This is not for adults only, kids and teens are encouraged to get into the act.  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 asked to have their projects completed by November 2018.  To apply for a grant, visit Neighbourhood Small Grant.  Note, the site is available in several different languages. Application deadline is Monday, April 8, 2018.  To learn more, check out the video “How To Apply” which shares other people’s ideas

7th Annual MacDonald Park Block Party Saturday July 26th

24 Jul

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You’re invited to the 7th Annual Macdonald Park Block Party in the South Hill area. This is a free, fun, family event which will feature a community potluck, bike parade and bike decorating, hula hoops galore, kids’ obstacle course, street hockey, face painting, and a well-loved drum circle. You are invited to bring your friends and food to share. Everyone is welcome. The event takes place this Saturday, July 26th from 11:00am to 3:00 pm at MacDonald Park which is located between Fraser and Main Street along the 45th Avenue Bikeway.  The organizers are also looking for help cleaning up after the party. If you’re interested in getting involved, you are asked to email them at southhill.neighbours@gmail.com.

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