2017 Neighbourhood Small Grants recipients from Penticton and Kaleden. Submitted photo

Neighbourhood projects boosted with grants

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen handed out grants for projects

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan-Similkameen is awarding 24 Neighbourhood Small Grants.

Neighbourhood Small Grants is based on a simple, but powerful idea. When people feel connected to their neighbourhoods, they are more likely to take action to make it a better place to live — and so communities are strengthened from the ground up.

“CFSOS’s Neighbourhood Small Grants program helps people build these vital connections to their neighbourhoods,” said Kim English, community development officer of CFSOS. “We provide up to $500 to help residents carry out their ideas of how their neighbourhood can be strengthened. These small grants make big impacts.”

The Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen is dedicated to building healthy and vibrant communities throughout the region.

“This is our second year offering Neighbourhood Small Grants; awarded projects have included the Little Lending Library at Trout Creek, the Giving Cupboard in Osoyoos. Beautification projects such as fruit tree plantings and alley clean-ups that tackle fire hazards. However, many first time projects include meet and greets or parties with a purpose.” said English.

In partnership with the City of Penticton, participating neighbourhoods in Penticton include: Calgary Avenue, Brunswick Street, Penticton Avenue, Hastings Place, Newton Drive, Toronto Avenue, Main Street, Duncan Avenue, Millar Place and Bear End Road.

To learn about our grants and how they have made an impact in the community check out: https://www.cfso.net/nsg-stories/