Friday, September 9, 2016

New Neighbourhood Small Grants Funds Available for Canada's 150th in East Vancouver

Help us celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday!

I am happy to announce that our Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) area has received a small pot of additional funding through the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Vancouver Foundation, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

These funds will be distributed by Cedar Cottage, Kiwassa and Frog Hollow Neighbourhood Houses and local volunteers to neighbourhood-based projects that "build vibrant and healthy communities, encourage participation in community activities to mark Canada’s 150th, and inspire a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape our communities and our country."

We have enough funding to support 13 projects in our NSG area (the catchment areas of Kiwassa, Frog Hollow and Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood Houses (see map below) at $500 each. The guidelines for approving grants will be similar to our regular Neighbourhood Small Grants funding. Please see www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca for more information.

In particular we are looking for creative, unique projects that focus on building community in our neighbourhoods. We will place priority on funding projects that are organized by and engage youth, seniors, Aboriginal communities, new immigrants and refugees. We are happy to have current NSG Project Leaders apply, but ask that your application tell us how this project will be different than your past ones and build new connections.

Applications are now open and the deadline is Monday September 26th! Funded projects must take place between October 15, 2016 and January 15, 2017.

You can apply online at www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca. (Click on "I'd like to Apply", then scroll down to "Neighbourhood Small Grants - Apply", then scroll down to "Apply/Login").

Have questions or want more info? Please see the www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca or contact nsg.east@gmail.com

If you are receiving this email and do not live within the boundaries of the East Vancouver Neighbourhood Small Grants area, please check if you are eligible to apply in your neighbourhood at www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca

Please note: Businesses and registered organizations cannot apply for funding. If you are receiving this in your role within an organization, we would love your help to spread the word among your staff, volunteers and program participants and encourage them to apply. Residents who receive a grant will need to hold their projects separately from regular program times and activities and with minimal support from staff. This is so that new connections can be made and that the projects funded are truly resident-led.

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