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Kiwassa, Frog Hollow & Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood Houses present: cityscape

The 2017 East Vancouver Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grantsmap

2017 Applications are now available at www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca

If you live in the Cedar Cottage, Frog Hollow or Kiwassa neighbourhoods and have an idea to green your neighbourhood or bring people together, you can apply to East Vancouver Neighbourhood Small Grants or Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants for $50-$500.

Funded by the Vancouver Foundation (in partnership with the City of Vancouver for Greenest City Grants), the grants allow groups of two or more neighbours to work together on small projects that benefit their neighbourhoods socially, physically, culturally or environmentally. A resident committee in each area reviews the applications and decides which ones will receive funding.

Then you might want to apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant or a Greenest City Grant!

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

You can also see our community page at:
http://neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/communities/kensington-cedar-cottage-hastings-sunrise-renfrew

Deadline for applications is April 4th, 2017

Decisions about which projects will be funded will be made during the month of April. Due to limited funds, not all applicants will receive grants or the full amount requested.

Applications in Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Arabic and Farsi are available at Kiwassa, Frog Hollow and Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood Houses. map
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What are Neighbourhood Small Grants and Greenest City Grants?

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Neighbourhood Small Grants are funded by the Vancouver Foundation and the Greenest City Grants by the Vancouver Foundation and the City of Vancouver. The grants allow groups of two or more neighbours to apply for $50 - $500 to work together on small projects that benefit their neighbourhoods socially, physically, culturally or environmentally.

A resident committee in each area reviews the applications and decides which ones will receive funding. The Residents Committees of Cedar Cottage, Frog Hollow and Kiwassa Neighbourhood Houses believe that all neighbourhoods can be vibrant and safe places for the people who live there. One way to strengthen neighbourhoods is to build on the capacity of residents so that they can make a difference close to home!

Decisions about which projects will be funded will be made during the month of April. Due to limited funds, not all applicants will receive grants or the full amount requested.

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


RESOURCE VIDEOS:

Creating Community: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSUUCei0LLA
Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCAygFWoQ9k
Celebrating Diversity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2iSPaOAoW8
Building Shared Community Spaces: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHuzdohOozY
Bringing Your Community Together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qamS__JrWJk
Untapping Your Creativity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cIE3ixWdL4
Getting to Know Your Neighbourhood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMDXVgIrv-k
People Power: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMDXVgIrv-k
Sharing Knowledge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2ulA5tDM7w
See the Neighbourhood Small Grants 2013 Video http://neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/whats-happening/check-out-neighbourhood-small-grants-2013-video#.UxUmIYXWq8h

Go to www.vancouverfoundation.ca/nsg for more information or to apply
Please read the guidelines carefully to increase your likelihood to successful in receiving a grant (and for repeat applicants, because some things have changed this year)!

Paper application forms are also available at the Neighbourhood House

For more information see: http://www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/greenest-city/small-grants
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How to Apply

To apply for Neighbourhood Small Grants go to: http://www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/
If you live in our area, remember to select the Cedar Cottage, Kensington, Hastings-Sunrise application form.

To apply for a Greenest City Grant, go to: http://neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/greenest-city-neighbourhood-small-grants
If you live in our area, remember to check the box for Cedar Cottage, Kensington, Hastings-Sunrise on the application form.

For paper copies or application forms in other languages, please go to your Neighbourhood House:

Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House
4065 Victoria Drive
604-874-4231

Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House
2131 Renfrew Street
604-251-1225

Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
2425 Oxford Street
604-254-5401



Who can apply for grants? Neighbourhood Small Grants boundaries

Applicants must live in the Cedar Cottage, Frog Hollow or the Kiwassa Neighbourhood House boundaries and each project must be sponsored by at least 2 people from the same neighbourhood but different households/families. The grants are for projects by neighbours or small groups of residents only; in most cases registered organizations and businesses cannot apply.

 

 



Application Guidelines

Project must:
  • Projects must be sponsored by 2 or more people from different families/ households. 
  • Applicants must live within the Cedar Cottage, Frog Hollow or Kiwassa Neighbourhood House boundaries and projects must take place within these areas.
  • The grants are for groups of residents only; registered organizations and businesses cannot apply.
  • Projects must adhere to City bylaws and applicants are responsible for any required permits or permissions. 
  • Projects must benefit the neighbourhood and be socially acceptable to     the majority of the community.
  • Retroactive funding (for projects that have already occurred) is not available. Projects must be completed by November 30th, 2017.
  • Applicants cannot profit financially from the project.

If you are not sure if your project meets these guidelines please fill out the application to the best of your ability - we will contact you if we need any further information or to ask you to make changes to your project. 



What kinds of projects will receive funding?

All kinds of projects! Last year, our neighbours:
  • Had BBQs, potlucks and block parties
  • Organized a guided nature walk for children in a local park
  • Facilitated canning, collective housing, lotion-making & nutrition workshops
  • Created a neighbourhood book exchange box
  • Planted boulevard and community gardens
  • Held outdoor dance performances, music recitals, and exercise sessions
  • Made mosaics, murals, lanterns, drums, birdhouses, and reusable bags

Other ideas include:

  • Cooking clubs and classes
  • Community networks
  • Local concerts and festivals
  • Craft and skill-sharing
  • Intergenerational events
  • Art workshops
  • Habitat restoration
  • Canning collectives
  • Cultural and seasonal celebrations
  • Community dialogues
  • Food security projects
  • Plant swaps
  • Field trips
  • Public bulletin boards
  • Neighbourhood sports days
  • Cultural and arts showcases
  • Collaborative composting
  • Scavenger hunts, games and contests
  • Community safety promotion


For more ideas, take a look at the Tips & Resources Sheet for links to information on block parties, gardening projects, additional funding sources and much more.

 

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