2019 Abbotsford Neighbourhood Spirit Grant Recipients

Abbotsford – The City of Abbotsford announced the Neighborhood Spirit Grant Recipients for 2019. 

The Neighbourhood Spirit Grant program is a partnership between The City of Abbotsford, Vancouver Foundation, and the Abbotsford Community Foundation.  The purpose of the grants is to support projects within Abbotsford neighbourhoods to help residents “Get to Know their Neighbours”, and foster inclusive, connected and vibrant neighbourhoods.  The program received a record number of 50 applications for 2019, a 19% increase from last year.  Successful projects were selected by a community vetting team and must be completed by November 2019.

The $17,000 in program grant funds were donated by the Abbotsford Community Foundation, and Vancouver Foundation, with the City of Abbotsford providing the application coordination. 

The following projects were selected:

1.      Quarry Cares

2.      Picnic at the Park

3.      Downes Road Neighbourhood Garden

4.      Learn How to Can and Food Preparation

5.      Larch Street Collective Project

6.      Junior Youth Empowerment Program Westridge Place

7.      Silwood Estates Block Party

8.      Party on Porter Block Party

9.      Creekstone Lane Neighbourhood Social

10.  Alexander Fun Fair

11.  Vernon Terrace Block Party

12.  Woodland Friendship Garden

13.  Clayburn Village Playground Clean Up

14.  Oriole Park BBQ

15.  Blueridge Clean-Up and Social

16.  Mt. Lehman Youth Nights

17.  Auguston Community Social

18.  Party in McKinely Park

19.  Atangard Anniversary Block Party

20.  Community Connecting at the Gardens

21.  Meadowood Community Block Party

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