Spring into neighbourhood projects

January 31, 2019

The City of Kelowna’s Strong Neighbourhoods team is calling for residents interested in sprucing up their community this spring with the help of a Neighbourhood Grant. Residents interested in planning a neighbourhood enhancing project are encouraged to apply for the matching up to $1,000 grant by Friday, March 1.

“Projects through the Neighbourhood Grant have really helped encourage neighbours to connect and build relationships which has helped transform communities into safe, welcoming, and inclusive places to live,” said Tanya Sletten, Community Development Coordinator. “Every year we’re excited to see how neighbours come together to enhance their neighbourhood.”

To help inspire residents, there will be a Neighbourhood Grant Information Session on Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Parkinson Activity Centre, 1700 Parkinson Way.

“The information session will provide an opportunity for idea brain storming, help set expectations and let us answer any questions you may have,” said Sletten.

The Neighbourhood Grant is funded through the City’s Strong Neighbourhoods Program, with support from the Central Okanagan Foundation. Last year, more than 400 residents participated in nine projects, including the creation of a tile mosaic, community garden and restoration of a community post.

While residents can apply any time, funding is released three times per year. Following the March 1 deadline, the next intake deadline is on June 7 for summer projects.

For more information about the Neighbourhood Grant or to find other neighbourly resources, visit kelowna.ca/neighbourhoods.