Connect with your neighbours throughout the year. Building relationships in your neighbourhood improves your sense of well-being, your sense of security and strengthens the quality of life for you and your neighbours.
$100 Block Party Grants are available to individuals who wish to organize an activity in their neighbourhood which will help families, children and individuals get to know one another. Activities that some neighbourhoods have enjoyed include block parties, Easter egg hunts, Christmas caroling, movie nights, barbecues, picnics and talent shows.
Matching Grants - $500
This is a Maple Ridge program that supports improvements to local neighbourhoods or public spaces through a project that creates relationships and brings benefits to the local area. Projects should actively involve the residents of the neighbourhood surrounding area of the project, and be inclusive.
Focus Areas for Matching Grants:
Environmental Protection – Projects that address environmental impact or sustainability. Restore or regenerate land impacted negatively by environmental damage.
Youth Initiated – Projects that engage youth and contribute positively to a youth population.
Neighbourhood Organizing – Proposals that will create or strengthen existing or non existing neighbourhood groups.
Physical Improvement – For neighbourhoods to enhance, create, build or restore a physical structure