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. The 2018 granting cycle is now complete. This year we received 38 applications and were able to fund 20 projects for a total of $17,235. Check back here for photos and updates on the various projects that are happening all over Abbotsford in a neighbourhood near you!
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.