The Delta Community Foundation is once again accepting applications for Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) from residents who have creative ideas to help keep the community connected.
For the past three years, the Delta Community Foundation in partnership with the Vancouver Foundation (which provides funding) and the City of Delta (which provides administrative support) has run the grant program and helped residents realize their choice of community projects.
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.
Beginning Tuesday, March 15, Delta residents can apply for up to $500 in funding for free and inclusive projects focused on uplifting spirit and easing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic by strengthening connections between neighbours.
“Last year we had more families work together on projects, and they had some creative ways to bring the community and neighbourhood together,” Jennifer Graham, NSG community co-ordinator for the Delta Community Foundation, said in a press release. “It was amazing to see the project leaders find new ways to bring the community together. Since 2020, staying connected is needed more than ever.”
Recipients of last year’s grants focused their initiatives on community bonding, giving back, care packages, protecting the environment, and health and wellness through a variety of projects such as community gardens, a free food pantry, and COVID-friendly greetings and gifts for neighbours.
Grant applications are being accepted from March 15 to April 30. To learn more about the program or to apply for a grant, visit neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/communities/delta.
Past project stories can be found on the “Neighbourhood Small Grants – Delta” Facebook page (@nsgdelta).