Central Small Grants

Thank you for your interest in the Central Community Incentives Small Grants Program.

INTAKE DEADLINE:
In 2023/2024 there will be two intakes for Central Community Incentives Small Grants Program.

The first intake is reserved for projects taking place between August 2023 and February 2024. The deadline is currently closed.

The second intake is reserved for projects taking place between December 2023 and February 2024.  Applications are now being accepted for the second intake and will close at noon on November 24, 2023.

Requirements – To qualify for the grant, the project must:

  • Be sponsored by local groups (not individuals);
  • Take place in and benefit the residents of the Central Neighbourhoods of Central Park, Centennial and West Alexander;
  • Reflect the program objective of community building/connecting;
  • Have identified support of local residents;
  • Not be used for capital improvements to private property unless the property has been made available, free of charge for community use and the improvements relate to the proposed community use;
  • Be completed by February 15th, 2024 and reported 30 days after the end of the project or by March 15, 2024 whichever is soonest.

Examples of eligible projects: block parties, community celebrations, neighbourhood cleanups, community gardens and other such projects that support community connecting.

Eligible costs include materials and supplies, equipment or other rentals and staffing costs, but cannot be used for stipends, gifts or honorariums for participation.

If you have any questions, please contact us at cigrants@spenceneighbourhood.org

To Apply:  Application Form

Reporting

Reporting for the both intakes is due 30 days after the completion of the project or by March 15, 2024, whichever is sooner.

Reports must be submitted with copies of receipts or other proof of expenses. Please contact the Community Incentive Grant Coordinator if you are not sure if your proof of expense is acceptable. We also encourage photos, posters, and other documents.

To Report: 2023 – 2024 Community Incentives Small Grants Program Final Report

If you have any questions, please contact cigrants@spenceneighbourhood.org.

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