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Neighbour Grants

Available for 2021

Neighbour Grants help people in Cochrane and Area implement their own small acts of community right in the neighbourhoods and communities where they live by offering up to $5,000 for project expenses.

Engage People Creatively

Community-created street murals, multi-racial or ethnic arts festivals, and non-partisan discussion on the importance of voting

Community Life Involvement

Book or tool-sharing libraries, new kinds of neighbourhood festivals, and skill-sharing events

Build Gathering Spaces

Lush community gardens and other naturalized areas

Neighbourhood Development

Resident-driven functional design, sustainability workshops and reconciliation-themed learning initiatives

Foster Pride & Presence

Both cultural sharing events and achievement celebrations of local youth and seniors

Engage People Creatively

Community-created street murals, multi-racial or ethnic arts festivals, and non-partisan discussion on the importance of voting

Community Life Involvement

Book or tool-sharing libraries, new kinds of neighbourhood festivals, and skill-sharing events

Build Gathering Spaces

Lush community gardens and other naturalized areas

Neighbourhood Development

Resident-driven functional design, sustainability workshops and reconciliation-themed learning initiatives

Foster Pride & Presence

Both cultural sharing events and achievement celebrations of local youth and seniors

To qualify the project must:

Inspire Leadership

Help people be leaders within the everyday life of their own communities.

Form Strong Bonds

Form new or stronger connections between local people, groups, and organizations.

Instill Belonging

Create or strengthen people’s sense of belonging and inclusion.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply?

Registered charities and other registered societies can apply for projects that take place in Cochrane and area. Deadline? January 31st annually.

Is Neighbour Grants a one-time only grant?

No. We’re happy to hear from past grantees about next steps in their project that make it more meaningful, more welcoming to isolated or diverse parts of their community, or more economically or environmentally sustainable. However, a group can only have one Neighbour Grant at a time.

What can Neighbour Grants be used for?

Typical costs are for volunteer and community involvement. Examples include: Event space rental, refreshments, supplies people will use to build or offer something for the community, and fees for artists who will help people participate and create something great.

Who evaluates applications?

You will be evaluated by our Board of Directors.

If you are awarded a Neighbour Grant, then what?

  • Acknowledge the support of the Cochrane Foundation Neighbour Grants in project materials
  • Use our logo on your flyers and websites.
  • Invite us to key project events. We like to attend and see your project in action.
  • Consult us first if you think of changing the project or how you spend the grant. We do our best to help you respond to changing circumstances.

We look forward to learning more about your projects.

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Deadline: January 31 st @ 5 pm (MST) annually.

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