Block Parties & Matching Grants

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Block Party Grants - $250

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.  Online Application

$250 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.

Matching Grants - $500 

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.  Online Application

Focus Areas for Matching Grants:

  • 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 604-467-7325 Ext.1 or email Neighbours.

Check out what your Neighbours have done:

Music in the Park

Music in the Park

Light up the Block

Light Up the Block

Westside Manor BBQ

Westside Manor BBQ

Pumpkin Regatta

Pumpkin Reggata Whonnock

Back Alley Block Party

Back Alley Block Party

Hammond Neighbourhood Party

Hammond Neighbourhood Party

Candy Cane Walk

Candy Cane Walk

Anderson Creek Garden Expansion

Andserson Creek Garden Expansion

Neighbourhood Plant Swap

Plant Swap

Silver Valley Library Box

Silver Vally Library Box

Drum and Arts Night


Buddy Bench

Hammond Buddy Bench

Neighborhood Small Grants Application

Online Application

On the Vancouver Foundation"s Neighbourhood Small Grants website, Maple Ridge neighbours can apply online. For more information, please call our office at 604-467-7325 Ext. 1