City of Kelowna - Active Living and Culture Division
11/01/19 4:00 PM
Grants of up to $1,500 to Kelowna, British Columbia resident groups to enhance the quality of life in local neighborhoods. Funding is intended to support resident-led projects that enable communities to take action to improve their neighborhoods. Through working with other residents, neighbors will build relationships, gain a greater sense of neighborhood pride, and provide resources to address each neighborhood’s unique interests and needs.
Projects should address one or more of the five focus areas:
- Aesthetics: Enhance the physical appearance, character, or natural environment in your neighborhood.
- Leadership: Encourage/involve multiple neighbors to participate in planning and/or implementing the project.
- Safety: Enhance safety, especially traffic, bike, and pedestrian safety (for example: creating a traffic calming sign).
- Social Offerings: Provide opportunities for neighbors to gather and have fun.
- Relationships: Create opportunities for neighbors to connect, especially neighbors that are new or haven't interacted in the past.
Acceptable Funding Uses:
- Equipment, materials and other items that will not revert back to private ownership
- Contract services from outside the neighborhood, e.g., master gardener, journeyman carpenter or artist. These services are only fundable if there is no individual within the neighborhood willing or able to donate the necessary expertise
- Promotional material and translation services
- Equipment rental
- Food costs, to a maximum of $10 per person, to complement neighborhood enhancing project.
Examples of neighborhood grant projects/initiatives include:
- Neighborhood garden
- Boulevard Beautification
- Little free library and pantry
- Nectar Trail
- Interpretative nature signage
- Neighborhood clean-up
- Buddy bench
- Wall or fence mural
- Gratitude garden
- Back alley roadway art
Grant objectives and outcomes:
GrantWatch ID#: 179846
Maximum grant amount is $1,500 per project.
For Summer grants, the implementation phase is May-September, and the project completion date is September 30.
For Fall grants, the implementation phase is August-December, and the project completion date is December 31.
For Winter grants, the implementation phase is January-April, and the project completion date is April 30.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Primary Screening Application:
Submit required materials by the deadline to:
2019 Neighbourhood Grant
Attn: Tanya Sletten
City of Kelowna Active Living and Culture
1435 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4
Or email a scanned hard-copy or digitally signed PDF, and required support materials, to
City of Kelowna
Canada: British Columbia