Artist Eileen Fong working on one of her art pieces during the 2018 Delta Studio Stomp. Organizers of such events will be able to apply for small grants from the Delta Foundation to fund their neighbourhood projects. (Grace Kennedy photo)

Small grants available for neighbourhood projects in Delta

Delta Foundation grants range from $50 to $500 and are meant to fund creative community initiatives

The Delta Foundation is offering small grants for residents who want to jump-start initiatives to bring their communities closer together.

The Neighbourhood Small Grants program, new this year, gives residents from $50 to $500 to fund neighbourhood projects throughout Delta, such as festivals, art exhibits or any other creative idea Deltans can come up with.

Jennifer Graham, the foundation’s program coordinator, told the Reporter in an email the grants are open for projects that connect and engage neighbours, share skills and knowledge, increase the sense of belonging and responsibility, and respect and celebrate diversity.

“This program helps people meet other people they do not know in their neighborhood and open doors to make needed changes and create memories that will last years to come,” Graham added in a Feb. 11 press release

According to the release, the grants are co-funded with the Vancouver Foundation and the City of Delta.

“Delta residents can come up with all kinds of creative ideas to bring people together,” Delta Foundation president Peter Roaf said in a press release. “Successful community projects in other cities have ranged from potlucks and neighbourhood beatifications, including habitat restorations. Others have included harvest festivals, music groups, and art workshops. People have gotten so much out of each opportunity.”

And true to the grassroots spirit of the program, each grant will be awarded by Delta residents themselves, as local volunteers will review the ideas submitted and decide which ones to fund.

Applications for the Neighbourhood Small Grants program are open until April 9, 2019. For more information on the program, and to apply online, visit neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/communities/delta, or contact Jennifer at 604-721-7307 or jennifer.graham@deltafoundation.org.



sasha.lakic@northdeltareporter.com

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