This community building project is presented by the Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub Society, and is generously supported by the Vancouver Foundation
What is the Neighbourhood Small Grants Program? At the Vancouver Foundation, we know that small is beautiful, and that small things can have a big impact. Neighbourhood Small Grants is Vancouver Foundation's unique program that helps build community and strengthen connections right where people live in their neighbourhoods. Our program supports residents like you: residents who have small but powerful ideas to bring people together and make your neighbourhood vibrant. Our grants range from $50 to $500 (with some possibly up to $1,000) and are designed to help make your project a reality.
What is the Boundary of the Neighbourhood Small Grants program? With the generous support from the Vancouver Foundation, we are now offering the NSG program in North Surrey - Whalley, Bridgeview, Guildford, Johnson Heights and Fleetwood!
What is the goals of the Neighbourhood Small Grants program?
Connect and engage neighbourhood residents
Build local capacity to carry out NSG projects
Share residents’ skills and knowledge
Build sense of ownership and pride
Respect and celebrate diversity
Create lasting impact
Who can apply?
Residents of North Surrey, including Whalley, Bridgeview, Guildford, Johnson Heights and Fleetwood (see map below)
A group of 2 or more people who live in different households.
Grants are for groups of neighbours or residents only; registered organizations and businesses are not eligible to apply.
What can you do with the small grants? Any projects/events that will help build a better community - bring people who do not know each other together and have fun. Here are some ideas you could develop:
Neighbourhood historical walk
Youth art workshop and exhibition
Lantern Festival/ Lantern Making event
Community Ice Skating Event
Street Basketball Tournament
What are the application requirements?
Project must be socially acceptable to the majority of the neighbourhood
This funding is not for existing projects
Applicants cannot profit financially from the projects
Private, family-only or professional events are not eligible
Events must be FREE of charge to all participants
Projects must occur with in the program boundaries
Project must comply with Surrey city bylaws and appropriate permissions must be obtained before the events take place
Projects must be completed by November 30 2017
Grants receivers must agree to document their projects and share result with photos in a poster/presentation.
Grants receivers must submit an expense report at the end of the projects.
A resident committee will review all applications and decide which ones will receive funding. Please submit your online application directly from the Vancouver Foundation website - http://neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/apply.
Application Deadline: Monday April 4 2017. This year's applications are being accepted as of Feb. 15th.
Have questions? Please contact the Program Coordinator at 604-582-7088 ext 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.