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City’s 2023 Neighbourhood Celebration Grant Program open for applications

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 11:49 PST, Tue January 31, 2023

Richmond’s Neighbourhood Celebration Grant Program is open for applications through Feb. 26.

Richmond-based neighbourhood groups, not-for-profit organizations, local artists, Parent Advisory Committees, Community Associations, and Student Councils with a creative idea for an event that will build community connections and neighbourhood pride are encouraged to apply for a grant. The Neighbourhood Celebration Grant Program provides funding up to $2,000 to support the delivery of initiatives that will connect residents of diverse backgrounds through community events and shared experiences that can be delivered between June 1 and Dec. 31, 2023.

Examples of events that are eligible for funding include neighbourhood block parties, community picnics, and cultural celebrations. Local artists are encouraged to connect with local not-for-profit organizations or neighbourhood groups to develop proposals that capitalize on the power and potential of the arts to support community-building and promote social connection.

Event submissions will be evaluated using the following criteria:

  • All applicants must be Richmond-based
  • Event must be held in Richmond
  • Event demonstrates alignment with the program objectives
  • Event is inclusive and demonstrates engagement of community members from diverse backgrounds
  • Applicants must demonstrate capacity to host the event and a realistic estimate of resources needed and total budget required
  • Project demonstrates commitment to incorporate sustainability initiatives
  • Event must take place between June 1 and Dec. 31, 2023

Find out more about the Richmond Neighbourhood Celebration Grant Program and submit an online application at 

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