I was approached by a volunteer for the Richmond Cares Richmond Gives (Volunteer Richmond) to spread words of the Neighbourhood Small Grants program for the Richmond Community.
The Neighborhood Small Grants program aims to support events that achieve one or more of these 4 objectives:
1. Connect and engage neighborhood residents (ex. Establishing stronger bonds amongst neighbors)
2. Share residents’ skills and knowledge (ex. Yoga, cooking lessons)
3. Build sense of ownership and pride (ex. Building attachment with local resources, environment)
4. Respect and celebrate diversity (ex. Connecting with others coming from various backgrounds)
Successful applicants who apply with a great idea may be given up to $500 in grant to make their proposal become a reality. Keep in mind all proposals should be inclusive and welcoming to all. Projects in the past include bloc parties, scavenger hunts, international pot luck dinners and more. Feel free to think outside the box and get innovative with your project! The possibilities are endless!
Online applications will be open on February 15, 2016 and close off on April 4, 2016.
For more information about the grant, please visit http://neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca