Since 1999, Vancouver Foundation has helped neighbours connect and engage in their community by supporting resident-led projects through small grants of money. Our grants range anywhere from $50 to $500 (with two grants of $1,000 per neighbourhood) and are designed to help make your project a reality. A community garden, a canning workshop, an intergenerational storytelling project, a street party, and a book exchange - these are just some of hundreds of wonderful resident-driven ideas we fund each year through the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program.
Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants (GCNSG)
The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation have teamed up to help make Vancouver the greenest city by 2020. We’ve created the Greenest City Fund – a four-year, $2 million fund that will support community-led green projects. We want to go right into the heart of the community for ideas, and that’s why we’ve dedicated a portion of the Fund to support Neighbourhood Small Grants that have a green focus. Our aim is to encourage local initiatives, designed and undertaken by residents, right in their community. See a list of 2013 GCNSG grant recipients here.
Apply for a 2014 NSG & GCNSG Grant
The 2014 Neighbourhood Small Grants program is still accepting applications for residents of Burnaby, New Westminster and North Surrey until Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The deadline for Vancouver and the North Shore Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants has passed. Please visit the dedicated NSG website for more information and to apply.
Join your Resident Advisory Committee
Resident Advisory Committee (RAC) members are the local residents recruited from within each community to serve on a committee that reviews the ideas submitted in each community. Each member is supported by the respective neighbourhood program coordinator, and the committees also help promote the program in their neighbourhoods. To learn how you can apply to be a member of your local RAC, contact the NSG Coordinator in your community.