The Neighbourhood Small Grant (NSG) program was started in 1999 as a way to combat loneliness and social isolation, by making communities stronger, safer and more welcoming. By offering a small grant (up to $500), to residents, we enable the applicant to bring their project to life, often in a more impactful way or with people in the community they may not have previously been familiar with. The NSG kickstarts people’s imagination and often makes neighbours more willing to participate. Traditional projects have included concepts such as park cleanups, emergency preparedness meetings, community gardens and enhanced block parties.
Please note: projects must be free to attend, accessible and welcoming to all. Registered organizations and businesses are not eligible – these grants are specifically for individuals.
On April 19th we held an informational webinar. You can read the presentation or watch the recording to find out more about the program.
For West Van Residents of any age, experience, or background.
Grants are for up to $500 and can cover costs for things such as honorariums for Indigenous or other cultural elders; Facilitators, speakers, artists, coaches and cultural workers; Technicians; Permits; Promotions; Supplies; Decorations; Food & non-alcoholic beverages, and more.
We are proud to partner with the Vancouver Foundation and the Howard Martin Memorial Fund to fund and deliver Neighbourhood Small Grants in West Vancouver.
If you missed the 2020 Celebration, you can see the presentations here:
NEIGHBOUR GRANTS STORIES
Neighbour Grants Project Leaders share their inspiring stories about people in West Vancouver gathering, sharing, celebrating, and connecting.