The Comox Valley Community Foundation has supported 18 local projects through the Neighborhood Small Grants (NSG) program.
The NSG program offers small grants of up to $500 for community-based projects to help connect neighbours while following all public health guidelines. The CVCF distributed a total of $8,818.85. for the 18 projects.
“NSG is based on a simple but powerful idea: when people feel a sense of connection and belonging in their neighbourhood, they are more likely to be engaged in activities that make it a better place to live and when people are active in the life of their neighbourhood, our community is strengthened from the ground up,” said the CVCF in a press release.
Fall 2021 marked the third time the NSG program was offered in the Comox Valley and the community response was outstanding.
“We continue to be amazed and delighted by the community’s response to the NSG program,” said CVCF president Christine Helpard. “It’s a testament to the community we live in – so many people are initiating creative projects to engage with their neighbours and are ultimately making the Comox Valley a stronger and more connected community.”
The following projects received funding:
• All We Can Save Circle (Cumberland)
• ASL Social Club (Courtenay)
• Basic Music Theory for Parents and Adults (Comox)
• Button/Badge Making Workshop (Cumberland)
• Camp Road Pollinator Pathway – Part 2 (Cumberland)
• Chicken TV (Cumberland)
• Christmas Light-Up for Piercy-Nelson-Kirk Neighbourhood (Denman Island)
• Climate Resilience Community Art Project (Cumberland)
• Community Climate Art Show (Cumberland)
• Comox Valley Little Seed Libraries Restock (Courtenay)
• Dance Away Stress (Black Creek)
• Denman Island Drum Circle (Denman Island)
• Driveway Pop-Up Art Afternoon (Comox)
• Gathering of Hope and Light (Comox)
• Neighbourhood Christmas Outdoor Social (Cumberland)
• North Denman Community Block Party (Denman Island)
• Singing Our Truths: Telling Our Stories (Cumberland)
• Tin Town Neighbourhood Block Party (Courtenay)