NEIGHBOURHOOD SMALL GRANTS
Help build connection and engagement in your community.
WHAT ARE NEIGHBOURHOOD SMALL GRANTS (NSG)?
The Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program was created by Vancouver Foundation in 1999. The program is based on a simple but powerful idea: when people feel a sense of connection and belonging to their neighbourhood, they are more likely to be engaged in activities that make it a better place to live. When people are active in the life of their neighbourhood, our communities are strengthened from the ground up. The Connections and Engagement survey that Vancouver Foundation conducted in 2012 with 3,841 people from Metro Vancouver demonstrates the validity of this idea of connection and engagement well.
NSG helps connect and engage residents in their community by encouraging them to come up with their own ideas for how their neighbourhood can be strengthened. Vancouver Foundation then funds those ideas. Small grants of up to $1,000 are available for projects initiated and undertaken by local residents.
WHAT ARE THE GOALS OF NEIGHBOURHOOD SMALL GRANTS? Grants are given to projects that meet the following goals:
Neighbourhood Small Grants are available in 16 communities throughout Vancouver, the North Shore, Burnaby, North Surrey and New Westminster through our 10 community partners.
If you would like to get further information, please contact the NSG Program Coordinator for your area.
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