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Quadra Island Foundation launches the Neighbourhood Small Grants program

Because magic happens when neighbours connect
The BC Ferries vessel MV Tachek returns to Heriot Bay on Quadra Island from Cortes Island passing Rebecca Spit Provincial Park Dec. 29, 2022. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Quadra Island residents are encouraged to apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Quadra Island Foundation (QIF).

Applications open online Sept. 15 at Those interested can apply until Oct. 30 and will be notified in November of the funding decision. Grants are available to individuals and range from $50-$500. Any product, service, or event created with the support of a Neighbourhood Small Grant must be offered for free to all members of the Quadra community, both residents and visitors.

Why are they doing this? Because magic happens when neighbours connect. It forms friendships, makes communities safer and more vibrant. Some common types of Neighbourhood Small Grant projects include care package deliveries or teaching people a new skill, but there are also many unique projects that don’t fall into these categories. The Neighbourhood Small Grants website has stories of successful past projects, which might generate ideas.

Quadra Island Foundation is beginning its own Neighbourhood Small Grants program in 2023 with support from the Campbell River Foundation, Vancouver Foundation and the Vancouver Island network. Previously, interested Quadra residents participated in the Campbell River Neighbourhood Small Grants program.

Vancouver Foundation is a province-wide community foundation that started the Neighbourhood Small Grants program in 1999. Vancouver Foundation now partners with local community organizations including neighbourhood houses, community centres as well as other community foundations to deliver the program across the province. It has been initiated by others across the country.

Quadra Island Foundation, its Board members and volunteers live on the traditional unceded territories and ancestral lands of the We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum, Klahoose, Homalco, Kwiakah, Tlowitsis, & K’omoks peoples.

Find out more about QIF at Learn about the NSG program at Get in touch by email: