Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 05, 2019
Delta residents who want to connect and engage with others to make their community a better place to live can do something about it with a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation.
Based on a simple but powerful idea – that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share — Neighbourhood Small Grants of $50 to $500 can enable local residents to strengthen their community by bringing people together, sharing their skills and knowledge, celebrating diversity, and increasing their sense of belonging.
Delta Foundation Board Director Carlene Lewall says
Delta is joining other communities in the
Neighbourhood Small Grants program
-- photo by Mel Baly
Carlene Lewall is thanked by fellow Delta Foundation
Board Director Walt Hayward and Ladner Rotary
President Kerry-Lynne Findlay
-- photo by Mel Baly
Delta Foundation Board Director Carlene Lewall said that, thanks to the Vancouver Foundation which founded this program, Delta residents can come up with all kinds of creative ideas to bring people together.
Successful community projects in other cities have ranged from potlucks and neighbourhood beatifications, including habitat restorations. Others have included harvest festivals, music groups, and art workshops. This program helps people meet other people they do not know in their neighbourhood and open doors to make needed changes and create memories that will last years to come.
In keeping with the grassroots spirit of the program, each Neighbourhood Small Grant will be awarded by Delta residents themselves. Local volunteers will review the ideas submitted and decide which ones to fund.
Applications for Neighbourhood Small Grants are open from February 13, 2019 until April 9, 2019.
For more information on the Neighbourhood Small Grants program  or contact Jennifer Graham at the Delta Foundation (604) 721-7307