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Apply for a 2023 Neighbourhood Small Grant

Published March 13, 2023

Who's ready for another year of Neighbourhood Small Grants? We're excited to announce that the popular program is back - bigger and better than ever!

Once again, RCRG is partnering with the Vancouver Foundation and the Association of Neighbourhood Houses BC to provide Richmond residents with grants of up to $500, which can be used for a variety of fun, creative, inclusive community projects.

This year, there are three funding streams, each with a different focus area. First, we have the standard Neighbourhood Small Grant. Tried and true, this funding stream is perfect for projects that connect people socially, or involve the sharing of skills or talents with fellow community members.

Next up are Youth-Neighbourhood Small Grants. Here, too, the funding is meant for projects that foster social connection through the sharing of skills, resources, ideas, and cultural practices. The key difference - which you may have guessed from the name - is that applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 24. It's a funding stream designed by youth, run by youth, for youth!

Finally, Richmond is participating in a new pilot program, called Lighter Living Neighbourhood Small Grants. If you're passionate about the environment, this funding stream is for you! Projects should promote sustainability and social wellbeing, as inspired by OneEarth Living's Lighter Living Action Packs.

Whew! That's a lot of information! All of it, however, can be summarized in a single sentence: if you have an awesome idea for a community project, a Neighbourhood Small Grant can help make it a reality.

The funding streams are meant as guides, so you can organize your thoughts and bring your project into focus. Ultimately, though, it's about you: your hobbies and interests, your skills and talents, and your own vision for building community.

There are countless ways to connect neighbours. We want to know about your way. Apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant by April 18, and tell us how you'd bring your community together!