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.
First the bad news: the final day to apply for a 2018 Neighbourhood Small Grant was April 9. Now the better news: applications will open again in February 2019, so if you missed the deadline this year, not to worry! You can apply again soon! Keep an eye on this page for more details.
The best news, though, is that tons of amazing Neighbourhood Small Grant projects will be taking place throughout the remainder of 2018. We'll be adding them all to our Community Events Calendar, so be sure to take a look, and see what's happening in your neighbourhood!