Funds available for neighbourhood projects

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen accepting Neighbourhood Small Grants applications

Grants of up to $500 are available once again for neighbourhood initiatives.

The Neighbourhood Small Grants initiative, offered through the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan, provide funding for residents to bring people together in their communities.

“Nearly 80 neighbourhoods throughout the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen have received a Neighbourhood Small Grant since we started the program in 2016,” said Kim English, Community Development Officer at the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen.

“Last year’s projects ranged from neighbourhood beautifications, interfacing, and habitat restorations. Other projects focused on welcoming new comers, sharing local history, scavenger hunts and bike parades. Neighbours painted murals, built bird houses, Little Libraries and Shared Sheds together.”

RELATED: Community Foundation hoping to grow small fund

RELATED: Summerland benefits from Neighbourhood Small Grant funding

The funding can be used for food and beverages, rentals, decorations, door prizes, dumping fees, project materials and insurance.

Two people from two different homes in the same neighbourhood or rural community may apply but charities, societies, organizations and businesses are not eligible.

The Neighbourhood Small Grants program is co-funded by the Vancouver Foundation.

The online application is open until Friday, March 29.

For more information on the program or to apply online, visit www.cfso.net or email kimenglish@cfso.net

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

UPDATE: Residents asked to manage attractants after bear sighting at school

Conservation Officer says people need to change behaviours to avoid destruction of bears

Chase RCMP see summertime spike in property crime

Thieves targeting fuel, vehicles and more in Chase, South Shuswap

Update: Unsafe U-turn to blame for collision near Chase

The crash took place on May 20 near Planter Road intersection

Clearcutting for subdivision a concern for councillor

City to prepare bylaw supporting secondary suites in proposed 40-plus lot residential subdivision

School district puts hold on alternative education program for Enderby, Armstrong.

Questions raised about effectiveness of in-classroom supports for struggling high-school students

Federal tourism minister announces new national strategy in Armstrong

Mélanie Joly announced funding available for rural communities and other parts of the new strategy

Popular Peachland park reopens

Hardy Falls Regional Park has been closed from flood damage since 2017

Summerland students to raise voices in public speech competition

Public speaking component is included in high school English program

CMHC defends mortgage stress test changes amid calls for loosening rules

Uninsured borrowers must now show they could service their mortgage if rates rose two per cent

Okanagan mill taking two weeks downtime

Vernon-based Tolko Industries tells Armstrong employees mill will take downtime May 27 and June 3

More campsites coming to Okanagan and beyond

Province announced half of the new spots to 13 most popular provincial parks

In photos: Classroom-raised salmon fry released

South Broadview Elementary students participate in fry release at Kingfisher Interpretive Centre

Okangan MP welcomes plan to fight human trafficking

Mel Arnold applauds Conservative plan for A Safer Canada

B.C. woman left ‘black and blue’ after being pushed off 40-foot cliff at lake

West Shore RCMP looking for witnesses as investigation continues

Most Read