Neighbourhood Spirit Small Grants:
Abbotsford Community Foundation is pleased to partner with the Vancouver Foundation and the City of Abbotsford for the third year in a row to provide up to $15,000 for our community’s Neighbourhood Spirit Grants Program. The creativity of people in our community reflected in the projects funded over the past 2 years is amazing. Applications and details for the 2018 program can be found at the following link: https://www.abbotsford.ca/community/neighbourhoods.htm
The City is to be commended for initiating this program that makes it possible for small groups of volunteers to implement projects that bring people together for a common good – whether it is hosting a neighbourhood gathering or painting a mural – these projects bring people together so people can meet their neighbors and make connections with them that will last long after the project or event is over. Last year’s projects ranged from community safety programs, neighbourhood beautification, to an anti-bullying day ran by youth in a local neighbourhood, as well as a neighborhood building their own community gathering space. There were 17 applications, and 13 projects approved, project values which reflect donated time, cash, labour, and supplies equaling $49,760.00.