From neighbourhood block parties to community gardens and cultural events, there are many ways to build a thriving community. The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is based on a simple, but powerful idea—that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share.
The Squamish Community Foundation launched the Neighbourhood Small Grants program in 2017, with the help of the Vancouver Foundation (which pioneered the program). Since then, these grants have funded a variety of activities that nurture our community.
This Neighbourhood Small Grants program is open to groups or individuals (of any age), who are not currently a registered charity. We give grants from $50 to $500 to support projects that bring people together, share skills and knowledge, build a sense of belonging and responsibility, and respect and celebrate diversity.
Have a great idea to bring people together in your neighbourhood? Apply for a grant and bring your idea to life!
In 2020, NSG granting criteria was adapted to support projects which brought together community and fostered connections in a safe way. Read more about the 2020 NSG grant recipients here.
Applications are open from February 23rd to Apr 20th, 2021.