The Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) is pleased to announce that it will be offering a new granting opportunity for individuals in the Comox Valley through the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program. Applications for grants between $50 and $500 will be accepted beginning Tuesday, September 15 through October 25, 2020.

Neighbourhood Small Grants is a grassroots grantmaking program developed by Vancouver Foundation that helps build community and strengthen connections right where people live. CVCF is pleased to be joining with other participating Vancouver Island communities which make up the NSG Island Network including: Clayoquot Sound, Nanaimo, North Island-Mount Waddington, Parksville-Qualicum, Salt Spring Island, Victoria, and Campbell River.

“We are very excited to be offering this new granting opportunity for residents of the Comox Valley to build connections through community-based and individual-led programming,” said Matt Beckett, CVCF’s President. “The NSG program is particularly important now as we head into the fall and winter months, allowing people to plan and deliver programming focused on social connection and the exchange of gifts of knowledge and time.”

The NSG program was founded on the basis of four beliefs. First, small ideas are beautiful ideas. Second, everyone has a gift to offer those around them. Third, the project you create is yours – you choose how you want it to look and feel. And finally, that through the Neighbourhood Small Grants program you will find your chosen family.

Neighbourhood Small Grants projects must be free, accessible, and welcoming for all. Check out stories from past grant recipients in other communities to get inspired for your own project at

Detailed information regarding Neighbourhood Small Grants as well as the link to the application is available from the Foundation’s website at

Founded in 1996, the Comox Valley Community Foundation is an independent charity registered with Canada Revenue Agency, dedicated to enriching life in the Comox Valley forever. With the support of local families, businesses and organizations who have created Enriching Life in the Comox Valley Forever
250-338-8444 | Office: 2137 Comox Ave, Comox | Mail: PO Box 1454, Comox BC V9M7Z9 endowed funds, the CVCF has awarded more than $3.2 million to over 170 local non-profits
and 230 students.

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Susan Auchterlonie

Executive Director, Comox Valley Community Foundation