The Comox Valley Community Foundation is accepting applications for new granting opportunities for individuals in the Comox Valley through the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program. Stock image

Comox Valley Community Foundation launches fall Neighbourhood Small Grants program

The Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) is accepting applications from individuals in the Comox Valley for the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) through to Oct. 28.

The NSG program offers small grants of up to $500 for community-based projects to help connect neighbours while following all public health guidelines.

A total of 20 projects were funded in spring 2021, including the planting of pollinators in Cumberland and Comox, the creation of a community seed library in Cumberland and the establishment of a community cupboard for fruit and flowers in Courtenay. Several more projects were offered online, including expressive arts, online engagement tools for seniors and a movement sequence.

“The NSG program is designed to kickstart our community’s imagination and create connection within neighbourhoods,” said Christine Helpard, CVCF’s president. “We are delighted to be able to continue our support for small-scale, community-based granting in the Comox Valley.”

Neighbourhood Small Grants projects must be free, accessible, and welcoming for all. Check out stories from past grant recipients to get inspired:

Detailed information regarding Neighbourhood Small Grants as well as the link to the application is available on the Foundation’s website:

ALSO: $275K in grants available through CVCF for registered charities and not-for-profit organizations

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