A neighbourhood isn't just a place. It's a group of people who call that place home. And because they share a home, they also share a connection to one another. The Neighbourhood Small Grants program was created to make those connections stronger.
Funded by the Vancouver Foundation, the program operates in communities throughout the Lower Mainland. In Richmond, it's proudly administered by RCRG.
Here's how it works. Every year, we distribute grants of up to $500 so individuals can complete small community projects, from block parties to urban gardens. And while the projects we fund are diverse, they all have the same goal: to strengthen connections between neighbours. At the end of the year, we invite all grant recipients to a special celebration, where they can each talk about their project and how it helped bring their neighbourhood together.
You can apply for a 2019 Neighbourhood Small Grant from February 13 until April 9. Simply visit this page to complete an online application form. Alternatively, you can contact us at 604-279-7020 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request a paper application.
Remember, your project has a better chance of receiving funding if it's inclusive and accessible. And don't be afraid to get creative! The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is all about new, exciting ideas, and making them a reality. Once an awesome idea comes to fruition, it can take on a life of its own, and have an impact you never thought possible. But again, the first step is submitting an application.
As always, we wish the best of luck to all applicants, and look forward to another wonderful year of inspiring community projects!