The Vancouver Foundation is a fairly well known non profit organization that distributes over $40 million dollars annually to various organizations and communities. They act a bit like a conduit and help those with funding (through estates, endowments, etc) connect with those who need funding. They’ve operated a program called the Neighbourhood Small Grants since 1999, and it is now coming to New Westminster!
Grants are designed for individuals to apply for and are for small amounts ranging from $50 to $500, with two $1000 grants being handed out in each area. Some ideas for grants would be block parties, a portable canning kitchen, a workshop on model cars, etc. The focus is on bringing communities together. So, what’s your great idea for your neighbourhood?
Applications are due in two waves: June 25 and September 17. Projects must take place in New Westminster and be endorsed by members of two separate households. There are a few other bits of info you should know before you apply, so check out the Neighbourhood Small Grants Program flyer and then fill out the application!