You may have seen signs posted about the Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program . This is a chance to pitch your idea for an event in Metrotown.
The Neighbourhood Small Grants program offers grants of up to $500 for residents to develop projects that meet the needs of the community.
- Our project must be free, accessible and welcoming to all. You may not charge entrance fees, request donations, or fundraise for other projects and/or organizations.
- With the exception of community gardens, projects involving infrastructure building, upgrading or maintenance are not eligible.
- Projects involving therapy and counseling support are not eligible.
- We may not profit financially from the project. Registered organizations and businesses are not eligible to apply.
- We must begin your project after the grant decision is made. Projects are not supported retroactively.
Last year, my neighbour and I submitted a grant application for a community garden in Metrotown, but it was not successful. This year we hope to make applications, and we need your input.
The Metrotown Residents’ Association is asking you for your suggestions. The MRA will work with you to submit an application for a grant to the Vancouver Foundation.
Scanning the Vancouver Foundation’s website , I discovered 7 events that took place in Burnaby since the program began in 201 . Other communities such as New Westminster, Richmond and Surrey have taken full advantage of this worthwhile program and hosted many events from block parties to community gardens, potluck dinners to car-free days and many more. This is a good way to meet people and get involved in your neighbourhood.