Participants of a previous neighbourhood grant project. (Contributed)

‘Share the love for your neighbourhood’: Kelowna looking for creative improvement ideas

A $1,500 grant towards a neighbourhood enhancement project is up for grabs

If you have an idea that would make your neighbourhood great, now is your opportunity to make it a reality.

People interested in planning a neighbourhood enhancement project for the spring season can apply for a grant of up to $1,500 by Friday, March 6.

“Good relationships with those who live around you can help transform communities into safe, welcoming and inclusive places to live,” said Tanya Sletten, community development coordinator.

“Projects through the Neighbourhood Grant have really helped encourage neighbours to connect and build relationships. Every year we’re excited to see people come together to create wonderful neighbourhood projects.”

The grant is funded by Central Okanagan Foundation through the City of Kelowna’s Strong Neighbourhoods program. Over 400 residents participated in 10 projects last year, including several little free libraries, a 3-D sidewalk painting, planting native plants along a boulevard and revitalizing a community skating rink.

While residents can apply any time, funding is released three times per year: March 6, June 5 and Nov. 6.

READ MORE: City of Kelowna signs UNHCR statement of solidarity with refugees

READ MORE: ‘The NDP of the ’90s is back’: Kelowna-Lake Country MLA voices concerns over 2020 budget


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

KGH Foundation establishes COVID-19 response fund to support frontline workers

Doctors, nurses and staff have been challenged to pivot operations to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic

General exposure to public low after inmate tests positive for COVID-19: Interior Health

The Okanagan Correctional Centre inmate is receiving appropriate care

Children of frontline workers to return to Central Okanagan schools

Approximately 500 K-6 students will return as 25 schools open doors on Monday

Four vehicle crash stalls traffic in Glenmore

The four-vehicle fender bender took place about 4:15 p.m.

COVID-19: Central Okanagan fire departments only responding to serious medical calls

The new directive from Dr. Bonnie Henry does not change the public safety response of firefighters

VIDEO: ‘Used gloves and masks go in the garbage,’ says irked B.C. mayor

Health officials have said single-use gloves won’t do much to curb the spread of COVID-19

Sex workers face new risks during COVID-19 pandemic

‘Desperation has kicked in’ for vulnerable, undocumented workers unable to access help

Unclear if Cowichan couple refusing to self-isolate will face penalty

No fines or charges have been laid to date, including Cowichan couple who won’t self isolate

Food support continues for Okanagan students despite school closures

Kids aren’t going hungry thanks to Kal Rotary and Starfish Backpack program

Emergency services respond to numerous incidents on Highway 1

Today there were multiple semi truck crashes on Highway 1 and a collision by the hospital

Large item collection events cancelled in Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen

Concerns about spread of COVID-19 led to decision to cancel collection events

COVID-19: Postponed surgeries will be done, B.C. health minister says

Contract with private surgical clinic to help clear backlog

Black Press Media ad sparks discussion about value of community newspapers

White Rock resident hopes front-page note shines light on revenue loss during COVID-19 crisis

Organizers hoping to hold Summerland Fall Fair

COVID-19 pandemic may result in changes to agricultural celebration

Most Read