Grow some good in your ‘hood’ with a Neighbourhood Grant

May 19, 2020

Do you have a great idea for a neighbourhood enhancement project that you want to bring to life? Turn your creative ideas into reality with a Neighbourhood Grant. Kelowna residents interested in planning a neighbourhood enhancement project focused on building neighbourhood connections are encouraged to apply for the Strong Neighbourhoods matching grant of up to $1,500. Fall project applications are open until Friday, June 5. 

“Even though we are in a time of physical distancing, there are still ways for neighbours to come together to create and implement meaningful projects,” said Tanya Sletten, Community Development Coordinator. “Social connections are now more important than ever, so we encourage residents to think creatively about projects that will bring people together while still maintaining physical distance.” 

The Neighbourhood Grant is funded through the Strong Neighbourhoods Program, with support from the Central Okanagan Foundation. Last year, more than 540 residents participated in ten projects, including a boulveard beautification, living alley, mural, FireSmart clean-up and 3-D sidewalk.  

In addition to the City’s Neighbourhood Grant, Central Okanagan residents interested in doing an act of neighbourliness, such as dropping off care packages of dry goods to the elderly or creating online get togethers for their neighbourhood are encouraged to apply for the $500 Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grant, funded by the Vancouver Foundation. For more information, visit neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca

For more information about the Neighbourhood Grant, visit kelowna.ca/neighbourhoods.