MircoGrants for Neighbours


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MicroGrants for Neighbours

Applications open March 15th

The MicroGrants 4 Neighbours program gets small amounts of money (usually $50 to $500) directly into the hands of neighbours doing important things for the community. This program developed out of Cortes Literacy’s seed grant program in partnership with Folk University. Now, MicroGrants for Neighbours is run by the Cortes Foundation with support from the Cortes Community Health Association, the Neighbourhood Small Grants Island Network, and a jury of neighbours, both young and old, that ensure a wide diversity of projects are funded.

Less bureaucracy. More impact.

For the 2023 granting cycle the Cortes Foundation will be focusing on projects that promote youth empowerment. We will be prioritizing projects that are youth-serving and youth-lead. However, we still encourage applications for all projects. A print copy of the application is available here Neighbourhood Small Grants 2023 Application.

Please contact Isabella McKnight at microgrants@cortesfoundation.ca with any questions regarding MicroGrants for Neighbours or to submit paper applications.

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