What is the Neighbourhood Small Grants Program?
The Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program is intended to support residents to organize small projects/events in their neighbourhoods that will improve the community socially, physically or culturally. Grants, ranging from $50 to $500 per project, are available. A resident committee reviews all applications and decides which ones will receive grants.
What is the Boundary of the Neighbourhood Small Grants program?
We are EXPANDING! With the generous support from the Vancouver Foundation, we are now offering the NSG program in North Surrey - Whalley, Bridgeview, Guildford,Johnson Heights and Fleetwood!
What is the purpose of the Neighbourhood Small Grants program?
The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is aiming to help creating strong, vibrant communities by encouraging residents to become active in making their neighbourhoods stronger, more viable places to live and work.
Who can apply?
Residents of North Surrey, including Whalley, Bridgeview, Guildford, Johnson Heights and Fleetwood (see map below)
- A group of 2 or more people who live in different households
- Grants are for groups of neighbours or residents only; Formal organizations/societies are not eligible
What can you do with the small grants?
Any projects/events that will help build a better community - bring people who not know each other together and have fun. Here are some ideas you could develop:
- Neighbourhood historical walk
- Youth art workshop and exhibition
- Knitting Circle
- Educational seminars/workshops
- Lantern Festival/ Lantern Making event
- Community Ice Skating Event
- Art/Craft-Making Workshop
- Street Basketball Tournament
What are the application requirements?
Project must be socially acceptable to the majority of the neighbourhood
- This funding is not for existing projects
- Applicants cannot profit financially from the projects
- Private, family-only or professional events are not eligible
- Events must be FREE of Charge to all participants
- Projects must occur with in the program boundaries
- Project must comply with Surrey city bylaws and appropriate permissions must be obtained before the events take place
- Projects must be completed by November 30, 2013
- Grants receivers must agree to document their projects and share result with photos in a poster/presentation.
- Grants receivers must submit an expense report at the end of the projects.
- Application Deadline: May 31st, 2013
A resident committee will review all applications and decide which ones will receive funding. Please mail your completed application form to Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub at 12740 102 Ave, Surrey or email email@example.com.
Download the program brochure and application form here:
Please phone Joyce Fan at 604-582-7088 ext 3 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This community building
pilot project is presented by
Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub Society
and is generously supported by
View NSG Surrey Boundaries in a larger map