2021 Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants Program Provides Over $17,000 to Fund Projects That Connect Abbotsford Residents

13 October 2021Grants & Funding, News & Announcements

For the fifth year in a row, we are pleased to partner with the Vancouver Foundation and the City of Abbotsford to provide funding through the 2021 Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) Program. Back in 2020, when the pandemic first struck, the program pivoted to help fund small scale projects that safely connected communities. Now called the Responsive NSG Program for the second year in a row, the program aims to:

  1. tackle and address social isolation
  2. build community strength and resilience, and
  3. foster community creativity and well-being

From gift baskets to free fitness classes, recipients received a total of over $17,000 for their creative projects that fostered community connection while ensuring the health and well-being of all involved. There were various successful projects, but all focused on bonding with community, giving back to others, receiving care packages, or growing knowledge or abilities. The projects that received funding included: 

  • Glenwood Meadows Family Music Day
  • Chief Dan Geroge Middle School “Growing Together” Mural
  • Mother-Daughter Duo Paint Party
  • Donations for Cyrus Centre
  • Nurse Care Packages

  • Gift Baskets for the Homeless
  • Pediatric Patient Care Package 
  • Middle School Survival Kits
  • Giving Back Project
  • Free Little Library on Okanagan Drive
  • Welcome to Quarry Ave Block Party
  • Youth Cooking Classes
     
  • Neighbourhood Cooking Classes
  • Mask Making Class
  • Key Club Care Packages 
  • Sharing Library at Lincoln Road 
  • Mindful Yoga Classes
  • Nectar News Buzzing Buddies Information Sessions
  • Abbotsford Smile Foundation – Kids Care Packages
  • Kids Park Activities
  • Abbotsford Garden Project
  • Little Library on Sangara

  • Drive-By Handout for Tots and Seniors
  • Clean Up the Hall 
  • Alexander Bunch of Boulders 
  • Community Pickle Ball Nets
  • Auguston Freefit
  • Happy Tulip Pastel Painting Kit
  • Community COVID Friendly Easter Egg Hunt 
  • Pollinator Club

To watch a video created by the City of Abbotsford highlighting all the amazing projects above, click here.
If you’re interested in applying for funding for a similar project that connects our community, stay tuned for more information about the 2022 Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants Program coming later this year!

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