Delta residents who want to connect and engage with others to make their community a better place to live can do something about it with a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation.
Based on a simple but powerful idea — that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share — Neighbourhood Small Grants help local residents strengthen their community by helping them come together, share their skills and knowledge, celebrate diversity, and increase their sense of belonging.
In 2019, with funding from the Vancouver Foundation and administrative support of the City of Delta, 15 projects throughout Delta received funding of between $50 and $500. Projects included a family clothing swap, social block parties, educational workshops, beautification work parties, a community shoreline cleanup and several other projects that brought friends and neighbours together to complete a project, or just get to know each other and have fun.
True to the grassroots spirit of the program, each Neighbourhood Small Grant is awarded by Delta residents themselves — local volunteers review the ideas submitted and decide which ones to fund.
Applications for Neighbourhood Small Grants are open now until April 6, 2020. For more information on the Neighbourhood Small Grants program, and to apply online, visit neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca or contact Jennifer Graham at firstname.lastname@example.org.