Applications now open for Good Neighbourhood Grants
Robert Frost wrote: "Good fences make good neighbours".
However, if you like your neighbours and want to bring them together, the City of Victoria is offering grants for projects or activities that help create an inviting, vibrant place for people to connect.
The City provides up to $5,000 for place-making projects and up to $1,000 for activities, matching equivalent contributions (including volunteer time and in-kind donations) from applicants. Applications will be taken up to Oct.15th.
Projects that have recently been funded include interpretive signage for the daylighting of a local creek, a bicycle-powered charging station, community garden revitalization, a basketball street party, and seniors yoga.
Placemaking projects may include:
- Community garden enhancement
- Boulevard enhancement
- Neighbourhood gathering place (e.g. seating areas)
- Community pathway
- Decorative lighting display
- Community art display
- Neighbourhood branding initiative
- Interpretive signage
- Community lending projects (e.g. seed libraries and tools)
- Playground enhancement
- Playable spaces