Neighbourhood Small Grants
2019 applications OPEN mid-February and CLOSE early April 2019. Exact dates TBA
$50 – $500 (and occasionally $1,000)
Kits House administers the Neighbourhood Small Grants program for the Westside > West Side – Neighbourhood Small Grant catchment area. If you live in an area other than the Westside of Vancouver click HERE to find your community
Mid February 2019 | Applications Open
Early April 2019 | Applications Close
April 2019 | NGC Reviewing Applications
Friday May 3, 2018 | Project Leader Orientation & Cheque Issue #1
Saturday May 4, 2018 | Project Leader Orientation & Cheque Issue #2
May 2019 | NSG Summit
November 2019 | NSG & GCG Surveys to be completed – Date TBA
Wednesday November 27, 2019 | Westside NSG Celebration
November 30, 2019 | NSG & GCG Projects Completed
December 6, 2019 | Unused funds must be returned to Westside Coordinator
This Neighbourhood Small Grant project was funded by the Vancouver Foundation and administered by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House.
Greenest City Blurb
This Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grant project was funded by the Vancouver Foundation and administered by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House.
When hosting a NSG/GCG event or project begin by using this acknowledgement:
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Promoting your Project or Event
Create a Facebook page, group or event or use Twitter or Instagram to get the word out about your project. Make sure to tag Vancouver Foundation and Kits House in your Facebook and Twitter posts and your posts may get “re-tweeted”.
Make a poster to promote your project by sending out through email, deliver door-to-door, hang in public places, public bulletin boards, coffee shops, libraries, community centres, or anywhere that the public gathers or walks by. Email a copy of your poster to email@example.com for inclusion in the Westside Celebration year end slide show.
KnowAboutItWestside Google Group
All approved project leaders are added to the “KnowAboutItWestside” google group. This is a great way to get the word out about your project to Westside project leaders both past and present.
Here are some websites where you could promote your project.
- Neighbourhood Small Grants – News
- Neighbourhood Small Grants – Upcoming Events
- Village Vancouver
- Vancouver is Awesome
Being Green & Zero Waste
Things to consider when organizing your event
Why have a green and zero waste event
- Protect our planet
- Educate and raise environmental awareness
- Conserve resources
- Save money
How to have a green and zero waste event
- Promote a green and zero waste event by talking about it at beginning of event
- Suggest that people bring their own plate, cups, cutlery, reusable water bottles, tablecloths, etc
- Provide pitchers of water, lemonade, etc. with reusable glasses not individual drink bottles
- No straws!
- Purchase food, decorations, and other materials that can be consumed, reused, or recycled
- Avoid styrofoam and unrecyclable plastic whenever possible
- Consider packaging and the transportation impact before buying or ordering food items
- Shop locally and eat locally grown food
- Use name tags made out of recyclable material
- Avoid balloons! They can be dangerous to wildlife and a choking hazard for kids.
- Make your own décor using items found in your recycle box or use up or repurpose items that you already have
- Provide clearly marked recycling, compost, and garbage bins (garbage should be the smallest!
Block Parties in Kits & Car Free Days
June 16 & 17, June 30, July 1 & 2, 2018
One of the Neighbourhood Small Grant projects is supporting those who are hosting a block party.
If you register with Kits Block Parties to host your block party on any of the dates listed you will receive assistance at your event with barricade delivery, provide insurance, and getting city approval for a few days of the year in Kitsilano.
These NSG Project Leaders help Kitsilano celebrate Car Free Vancouver Days by encouraging other project leaders to host their Block Parties on one of the several dates in June and July.
Visit the Care Free Day Vancouver website to learn more, register your Kits block party, and access a step-by-step toolkit to help make your block party a big success!
www.carfreevancouver.org/kits or on the Facebook page at Car Free Vancouver Day: Kitsilano.
Equipment to Borrow
There are five green tents available to community members to reserve and use for events or projects.
Contact the Kits House front desk to reserve a tent. Note that Kits House is not always open on weekends – reserve a time to pick up and to drop off.
There are several different types of easels available (oil, water, table easels) that members of the community can reserve and borrow. Contact Kits House front desk to reserve the easels. Please return the easels as soon as possible after you finish using them so that others have access to them.