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Hosting a neighbourhood party in Coquitlam? Seed cash is available

Applications for Neighbourhood Small Grants are open Sept. 7 for events and activities taking place in Coquitlam before next February.
Coquitlam is offering up to $500 to neighbours looking to host a block party sometime in the fall or winter.

Calling strata councils, informal groups and local leaders.

If you've got a party or project coming up and need a bit of cash to pay for the supplies, there's seed money to be had.

Applications are open Sept. 7 for Neighbourhood Small Grants for activities and events happening before Feb. 26, 2024, in Coquitlam.

Administered through the city on behalf of the Coquitlam Foundation, Vancouver Foundation and the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC, the grants aim to connect people locally by providing up to $500.

In the past, the money has been used for:

  • community cooking classes
  • outdoor movie nights with neighbours
  • performances at seniors centres
  • work party barbecues
  • volunteer celebrations

Applications received before the Oct. 24 deadline will be reviewed by a grant committee and successful candidates will get the news in November; cheques will be in the mail within two weeks.

Businesses and registered organizations aren’t eligible for Neighbourhood Small Grants; however, the municipality offers Spirit of Coquitlam funding.

The next grant cycle for individuals and community groups in Port Coquitlam and Port Moody is next spring.

To apply for a Coquitlam Neighbourhood Small Grant, go to the city’s website.