Neighbourhood Small Grants - Block Parties & More
Welcome to Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG)
Do you have an idea for your community?
The Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program, a partnership between the Vancouver Foundation and the City of Maple Ridge, is a great way to connect neighbours and build community. Neighbourhoods are not just a physical location; they are where we gather, connect and build strong relationships!
Small Projects, Big Impact - Grants up to $500
"Small projects, big impact" is a guiding principle of the NSG program. NSG can help bring your ideas to life with grants up to $500 per project and are an opportunity to strengthen your community, support neighbours and bring people together.
In 2021, we are continuing with the program while prioritizing COVID-19 safety. We encourage residents to create community projects that uplift the spirits and ease the impacts of the pandemic by helping neighbours to strengthen connections, real and virtual. Only residents of Maple Ridge are eligible to apply. We require all applicants to follow current Public Health Orders (PHO) around gatherings and events. For more information on PHO’s visit BC Provincial Government website.
*June 15 2021 - UPDATE: We are still accepting and processing applications for the 2021 season. In accordance with updates from Public Health and the Foundation, block party applications can be submitted for planned events that follow the current PHO restricting public gatherings. (Ex. Maximum number of participants, Physical distancing requirements, Covid-19 Enhanced Safety Plans and etc). Please email or call us at 604-467-7459 with any questions regarding this update.
Examples of Approved Projects
- Projects that share & exchange local assets/gifts online (ex: Arts & culture workshops, cooking demonstrations, virtual games night)
- Support for vulnerable or isolated community members
- Online health and wellness webinar
- Virtual block party
- Virtual storytelling workshops
- Community library
- Online jewelry making course
Submit your application. We encourage early application to avoid disappointment. All ideas and projects that receive funding for this intake must be completed by November 30, 2021.
- Equipment purchase is not an eligible cost.
- Regular block party applications will be accepted again when public health authorities allow public gatherings.