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Neighbourhood Small Grants

Neighbourhood Small Grants Project

Are you a long time resident or new to Renfrew-Collingwood? Do you have an idea to improve your neighbourhood, meet more of your neighbours and do something fun? You can apply for $50.00 to $500.00 to try your idea in your neighbourhood! Please click on the link below (in blue) to visit the Neighbourhood Small Grant (NSG) website and learn much more about how to get started!

Residents and small groups of neighbours have the opportunity to apply for Neighbourhood Small Grants or Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants. Priority will be given to first-time applicants and innovative ideas. Please spread the word and encourage friends and neighbours to get together and come up with a great neighbourhood-building activity for your block, local park or meeting space!

Neighbourhood Small Grants support projects that:

1. Connect and engage neighbourhood residents
Examples: Block parties to introduce new neighbours or weekly neighbourhood clean-up work parties that strengthen and sustain relationships over time.

2. Share residents’ skills and knowledge within the community
Examples: a free yoga lesson for the community or a community kitchen where participants exchange their cooking skills and share a meal together.

3. Build sense of ownership and pride
Examples: A historical tour of the neighbourhood or a community clean-up of invasive species in a local greenspace.

4. Respect and celebrate diversity
Examples: A multicultural fashion show, a story telling project that involves seniors and youth, or a cost free acrylic workshop open to all ages and skill levels.

Grant information is online and PDF application forms are available in seven languages! Visit http://neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/grant/neighbourhood-small-grants for more information and to apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant.

All applicants are encouraged to apply online. If you cannot apply online, paper applications can be picked up at Collingwood Neighbourhood House.

Sheri Parke is the NSG coordinator in Renfrew-Collingwood, Champlain, Killarney, Sunset-Fraserview, and Marpole-Oakridge! Please contact her at sparke01 ‎[sparke01@shaw.ca]‎ with your questions.

Neighbourhood Small Grants are funded by the Vancouver Foundation.

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Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants are a partnership between the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation.gcf-cov-vf-stacked-rgb

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