We believe in building community and strengthening connections right where people live. We give grants of up to $500 for community members to develop projects together that meet the following goals:
- Connect and engage neighbours
- Share skills and knowledge within the community
- Respect and celebrate diversity
When Can I Apply?
The next deadline to apply is June 30th - apply today!
We have also set aside a small portion of granting money to put towards two focus areas for 2018 with the hopes of greater participation and impact. We are particularly interested in supporting:
1. Projects that connect indigenous and non-indigenous community members to promote cross-cultural learning and understanding.
Example: community kitchens where stories of food are shared, collaborative arts and crafts workshops where participants exchange their skills and experiences
2. Projects that are led by youth aged 18-24.
Example: youth-led community dialogues, youth-led neighbourhood-cleanup events that foster intergenerational connections
We are proud to partner with the Vancouver Foundation and the North Shore Neighbourhood House to deliver Neighbour Grants. If your organization is interested in becoming a Neighbour Grants partner, please contact Jenn Meilleur.
- To learn more about eligibility and the application process, visit the Neighbourhood Small Grants website.
- Bring the West Vancouver Memorial Library's Honouring Reconciliation resources or Reconciliation Canada's Reconciliation Toolkit to your neighbourhood.
- Find lessons learned, ideas, and examples to create projects where you live with the Resilient Streets Toolkit.
- Planning to host an event in a public space? Learn about permits required at the District of West Vancouver's Special Events page.
Have unanswered questions or need help with developing your project? Please contact us.
Neighbour Grants Committee
The purpose of the Neighbour Grants Committee is to help raise awareness about the Neighbour Grants Program, and to make grant decisions and mentor grant recipients. They also play an important role in the ongoing success of the Neighbour Grants Program.
- Aylin Tavakoli
- ChiChi Wang
- Choi Hoon Harvard
- Lorna Duncan
- Tamara Leger