What do canning workshops, picnics, alley libraries, games nights, community gardens, sing-a-longs, and BBQs have in common? All of these events were organized by residents of the Downtown Peninsula, and were funded by the Neighbourhood Small Grants Program last year!
The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is based on a simple but powerful idea — when people feel a sense of connection to their neighbourhood, a sense of belonging, they are more likely to be engaged in activities that make it a better place. And when people are active in the life of their neighbourhood, our communities are strengthened from the ground up. With funding from the Vancouver Foundation, a Resident Advisory Committee at Gordon Neighbourhood House awards small grants of up to $500 (and up to two grants of $1,000 in each neighbourhood) for projects initiated and undertaken by residents of the downtown peninsula.
The Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants program operates in tandem with Neighbourhood Small Grants to support projects that align with the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. These small grants are funded by the Vancouver Foundation and the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Fund.
2020 Applications are now OPEN until April 9th.
We recognize the impacts of COVID-19 on our community, and the unequal hardships that may prevent some neighbours from applying to this program. We will continue to monitor the situation and aim to be flexible and accommodating during this time of uncertainty.
For more information, please visit the Neighbourhood Small Grant website, or email Jim Balakshin at firstname.lastname@example.org.