Neighbourhood Small Grants
Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) are intended to support people and groups who want to make their communities better places to live. The program is based on a simple idea – that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have a part to play in making our communities better.
Shuswap Community Foundation and our partners will offer NSG funding up to $350 to support locally led events, programs and activities in the Shuswap.
A key objective of the NSG program is to help eliminate some of the barriers in event hosting. NSG events can be as small or big as you like and, are available all year round.
Applying for a small grant is easy. Applicants don’t need to have any experience in community projects. We want this to be a gateway for smaller organizations and individuals to access our larger grants as well as to create awareness and support for Shuswap Community Foundation (SCF) in the community.
We give grants to support projects that bring people together, share skills and knowledge, build a sense of belonging and responsibility, and respect and celebrate diversity.
Following the application submission, it is then reviewed by an adjudication committee within the community, and if deemed to be in-keeping with the program goals, it will be passed onto a Neighbourhood Grants Committee made up of SCF Board members for final approval. Committee members will conduct a final application review and decide which projects to fund.