Small grants can do big things in Delta

Delta residents who want to connect with others to make their community a better place to live can do something about it with a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation

Based on a simple, but powerful idea – that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share -- Neighbourhood Small Grants of $50 to $500 can enable residents to strengthen their community by bringing people together, sharing their skills and knowledge, celebrating diversity and increasing their sense of belonging. 

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“Thanks to the Vancouver Foundation which founded this program, Delta residents can come up with all kinds of creative ideas to bring people together,” said Delta Foundation president Peter Roaf. “Successful community projects in other cities have ranged from potlucks and neighbourhood beatifications, including habitat restorations. Others have included harvest festivals, music groups and art workshops. People have gotten so much out of each opportunity.”  

True to the grassroots spirit of the program, each Neighbourhood Small Grant will be awarded by Delta residents themselves. Local volunteers will review the ideas submitted and decide which ones to fund. 

Applications for Neighbourhood Small Grants are open from Feb. 13 until April 9. 

“This program helps people meet other people they do not know in their neighbourhood and open doors to make needed changes and create memories that will last years to come,” said Jennifer Graham, program coordinator at the Delta Foundation.    

The program has funding partnerships with the Vancouver Foundation and the City of Delta.

For more information on the Neighbourhood Small Grants program, or to apply online, visit www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/communities/delta or contact Jennifer at 604-721-7307 or jennifer.graham@deltafoundation.org.

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