The Calgary Foundation is seeking applications for the Neighbor Grants Program.
The small acts of the community they support tend to be projects where people:
- Build gathering spaces, such as community gardens and naturalized areas.
- Engage people in creative ways to address concerns, such as community-created street murals, anti-racism arts festivals, and non-partisan discussions on the importance of voting.
- Foster a sense of pride and presence, such as cultural sharing events and achievement celebrations of local youth and seniors.
- Give people the chance to get involved in community life, such as a book- or tool-sharing libraries, new kinds of neighborhood festivals, and skills-sharing events.
- Plan and guide neighborhood and community development, such as resident-driven design or sustainability workshops and Reconciliation-themed learning initiatives.
- Neighbor Grants helps people implement their own small acts of community right in the neighborhoods and communities where they live by offering up to $7,500 for project expenses.
Registered charities and other qualified donees can apply for projects that take place in Calgary and the area. To qualify, the small acts of the community must:
- Help people be leaders within the everyday life of their own communities.
- Form new or stronger connections between local people, groups, and organizations.
- Strengthen people’s sense of belonging within the diversity of neighbourhood or community.
- Agree to follow all public health guidelines for the pandemic and adapt as guidelines evolve.
For more information, visit https://calgaryfoundation.org/grantsawards-loans/types-of-grants/grassroots-grants/neighbour-grants-2/