Applications for Neighbourhood Small Grants are open with the Comox Valley Community Foundation.
The foundation provides grants up to $500 for community-based projects to help connect neighbours. This year’s applications will only have one intake period and can be accepted until April 20, but projects can take place any time between April and December.
Projects can include art sharing like music or workshops, celebrations of Indigenous culture, knowledge and skills sharing, growing and eating local food, youth-led projects, and diversity and inclusion.
The foundation is encouraging groups to apply as soon as possible.
“We are working hard to get the word out that this year if you want to run a project in the fall or
winter, you need to apply now,” said foundation president Christine Helpard. “A total of 38 projects were funded through two rounds of applications in 2021 and we hope to continue to see this program grow.”
The projects must be free, accessible and welcoming for all.
The foundation has awarded $5 million to 175 local non-profits and 250 students in the form of grants and scholarships.
More information can be found at the foundation’s website.