The grants help build community and strengthen connections locally and offer up to $500 for projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents (with social distancing), according to PQCF.
“Grants are given to individuals who have great ideas and are willing to share them with the community,” said Acting Chair Len Townsend.
“Through neighbourhood small grants, PQCF has helped nine Oceanside community members to help sustain the vibrant and engaging lifestyle in Oceanside.”
The 2021 neighbourhood small grant recipients are:
- Evening Stretch & Meditation Online Classes – $500
- Dashwood Draw – $500
- Curling Skills Training – $350
- Let’s Meditate – $500
- Patchwork Quilt Creations – $300
- Generous Heart Family Christmas Hamper – $500
- Moillet St. Seedlings Exchange – $500
- ‘Riding Time’ Community Makerspace & McMillan Art Center bike lock stand – $500
- ‘More than Camp’ Day Camp Program – $500
“We encourage you to donate and support your local foundation to enable and enrich our communities over the long-term,” reads a release from PQCF.
Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation supports local community groups with funding grants. It serves the area incorporating Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Qualicum First Nation, Regional District of Nanaimo Areas E, F, G, H, and Lasqueti Island.