CFSOS awards Neigh­bour­hood Small Grants

Penticton Herald - - LIVING -

The Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of the South Okana­gan [CFSOS] is award­ing 24 Neigh­bour­hood Small Grants in the South Okana­gan and Sim­ilka­meen. Neigh­bour­hood Small Grants is based on a sim­ple, but pow­er­ful idea. When peo­ple feel con­nected to their neigh­bour­hoods, they are more likely to take ac­tion to make it a bet­ter place to live – and so our com­mu­ni­ties are strength­ened from the ground up.

“CFSOS’s Neigh­bour­hood Small Grants pro­gram helps peo­ple build th­ese vi­tal con­nec­tions to their neigh­bour­hoods,” said Kim English, Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment Of­fi­cer of CFSOS. “We pro­vide up to $500 to help res­i­dents carry out their ideas of how their neigh­bour­hood can be strengthen. Th­ese small grants make big im­pacts” added English.

The Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of the South Okana­gan Sim­ilka­meen is ded­i­cated to build­ing healthy and vi­brant com­mu­ni­ties through­out the re­gion.

“This is our sec­ond year of­fer­ing Neigh­bour­hood Small Grants; awarded projects have in­cluded the Lit­tle Lend­ing Li­brary at Trout Creek, the Giv­ing Cup­board in Osoy­oos. Beau­ti­fi­ca­tion projects such as fruit tree plant­ings and al­ley clean-ups that tackle fire haz­ards. How­ever, many first time projects in­clude meet and greets or par­ties with a pur­pose,” said English.

In part­ner­ship with the City of Pen­tic­ton, par­tic­i­pat­ing neigh­bour­hoods in Pen­tic­ton in­clude: Cal­gary Av­enue, Brunswick Street, Pen­tic­ton Av­enue, Hast­ings Place, New­ton Drive, Toronto Av­enue, Main Street, Duncan Av­enue, Mil­lar Place, and Bear End Road.

To learn about our grants and how they have made an im­pact in the com­mu­nity check out: www.cfso.net/nsg-sto­ries/

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