The City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Foundation have paired up to offer a Greenest City Fund ($2million over 4 years!).
Deadline to apply is May 25. So, I'd like to have a brain-storm this weekend to come up with the next project for this space. I'm proposing Sunday April 29th, 3:00PM, at Blenz (corner of Granville and Broadway). If you can make it, consider filling out this quick form so I know who to expect.
Bring your ideas and consider looking at the few past posts about Space98 to see what the community has been saying: community garden, covered bike parking, market stall, etc.!
Fund details here:
- Person applying must be a Vancouver resident.
- Project must benefit and be undertaken in a Vancouver neighbourhood.
Granting areasProjects must address the Greenest City Action Plan goals
through one or more of the following priority areas:
- Making businesses greener or creating green jobs.
- Growing and eating local food.
- Making buildings more energy efficient.
- Promoting greener forms of transportation.
- Creating zero waste.
- Mitigating climate change and breathing clean air.
- Improving access to nature and planting trees.
- Conserving drinking water.
- Reducing our ecological footprint.
Priority will be given to proposals
that focus on the above areas and:
- Foster long-term behaviour change in local residents for a lasting impact;
- Engage community members of diverse ages, abilities, economic levels and cultures;
- Contribute to measurable outcomes that show real progress;
- Can leverage additional funding, volunteer time, donations of good and/or services, and other resources through receiving a grant; and,
- Offer creative approaches to achieving the Greenest City goals in Vancouver neighbourhoods.
Grant sizeUp to $1,000 each (up to $70,000 in grants per year)
Grant decisionsMade once a year by the neighbourhood Resident Advisory Committee*.
*Note that final decisions on which projects will receive funding are made by the local NSG Resident Advisory Committee (made up of volunteers living in the neighbourhood). Decisions are not made by the City of Vancouver or Vancouver Foundation.
How to applyApplications must be made through your neighbourhood Resident Advisory Committee at your local Neighbourhood House or community centre. Check the Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants map to find out where to apply.
If you live in an overlapping boundary area, you can apply to any of the Neighbourhood Houses or community centres listed in the area through the online application form. VIEW MAPAPPLY ONLINE