Block Parties & Matching Grants

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Building Community - One Neighbourhood at a Time

Connect with your neighbours throughout the year. Building relationships in your neighbourhood improves your sense of well-being, your sense of security and strengthens the quality of life for you and your neighbours.

$100 Block Party Grants are available to individuals who wish to organize an activity in their neighbourhood which will help families, children and individuals get to know one another. Activities that some neighbourhoods have enjoyed include block parties, Easter egg hunts, Christmas caroling, movie nights, barbecues, picnics and talent shows.

Another example of a Maple Ridge Neighbourhood Project is the “Candy Cane Walk” in which South Haney residents and local groups collaborated and connected to brighten the path for families and the public to use when they went to the CP Holiday Train event. Congratulations to the neighbours and groups for creating and implementing this inspired idea! Let us help you with your idea.    

Neighbourhood Matching Funds

This is a Maple Ridge program that supports improvements to local neighbourhoods or public spaces through a project that creates relationships and brings benefits to the local area. Projects should actively involve the residents of the neighbourhood surrounding area of the project, and be inclusive.

Focus Areas for Matching Funds:

  • Environmental Protection – Projects that address environmental impact or sustainability. Restore or regenerate land impacted negatively by environmental damage.
  • Youth Initiated – Projects that engage youth and contribute positively to a youth population.
  • Neighbourhood Organizing – Proposals that will create or strengthen existing or non existing neighbourhood groups.
  • Physical Improvement – For neighbourhoods to enhance, create, build or restore a physical structure.

Who Can Apply:

Support Up to $500: Any local neighbourhood group, group of residents, or informal group coming together to work on a specific project where the outcome will be improvement and/or beautification of a specific area, public land, green space, park or any other designated area. The group does not have to be a registered non-profit organization.

Support up to $1000: In special circumstances, neighbourhood groups may apply for up to $1000 in matching funds. For more details, call our office at 604-467-7459 or email Neighbours

On the Vancouver Foundation"s Neighbourhood Small Grants website, Maple Ridge neighbours can apply online. A fillable PDF can be found below in "Criteria & Applications" for those wishing to submit a hard copy. For more information, please call our office at 604-467-7325 ext. 2.