Updated: Apr 20
Friday April 17, 2020 From Leslie Dyck, Coordinator Neighbourhood Small Grants Program
Yesterday the Neighborhood Small Grant Program launched a new funding program and I thought you might like to know about it. I have talked a small bit about the Neighbourhood Small Grant program (and how it works in our region) during TOP meetings. The main focus of the program is to build community connections and reduce social isolation. The new Responsive - Neighbourhood Small Grant program (R-NSG) is similar to the original program but it now aims to support social connections while we are publicly distancing ourselves. The grant funding is open to individuals who are working to build community from home and supports creative projects of all kinds including projects that involve sharing skills or talents through online platforms.
Examples include hosting a webinar on a topic you know well, teaching a gardening or cooking class, or giving a digital musical performance.
R- NSG also supports projects that build community by finding ways to connect with people socially. Examples of such projects are delivering care packages to elderly or immunocompromised people in the neighbourhood.
Grants are $50 - $500 and out of your entire project budget, you may spend up to $350 providing honorariums for those sharing skills. This includes yourself. We are such a talented and well connected group I thought you could help spread the word on this great opportunity as well as perhaps do some skill sharing yourself. I am coordinating the program for Mount Waddington region and also for the communities of Gold River and Sayward. Here is the link to online application form: https://neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/blog/new-responsive-nsg-grant/ If you need help bringing your project to life or with filling out the application please let me know. I am very much looking forward to seeing your application (hint hint) pop up in my system :-) Hope you are having a great day! Leslie