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Small Grants help build community

A front yard gardening project that helps people meet their neighbours and a special fun day at Moody Park just for kids are just two local projects that were realized last year with help from the Vancouver Foundation's Neighbourhood Small Grants program.

Applications for this year's program, which provides grants of up to $1,000 to projects initiated by local residents that help build community, are available until April 7.

The Neighbourhood Small Grants program started in 1999 in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, but has since expanded to 16 communities across metro Vancouver. Last year it provided more than $408,000 to 848 projects.

"For a very small amount of money these small projects help bring people together," said Vancouver Foundation president and CEO Kevin McCort.

For more information about Neighbourhood Small Grants, as well as a link to the online application form, go to


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