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Shoreline clean up with Neighbourhood Small Grant

Eighty volunteers of all ages, from Tsawwassen and Ladner, assembled on a Saturday in June and removed 6,045 pounds of debris off 16 local shorelines. The clean up crew tracked what was being collected then weighed, sorted and transported it for recycling or waste disposal. A Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation, through funding from the Vancouver Foundation, covered hospitality and other expenses. Taking a theme of sustainability, the crew practiced appropriate processes, including...

Spring Swap with Neighbourhood Small Grant

Household items and clothing were the “currency” among families and neighbours in a Delta neighbourhood at a May 4, 2019 Spring Swap. The swap ran from 10 am to 2 pm with no limits on the number of items each person could take home or on the people who were welcome to attend. A Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation, through funding from the Vancouver Foundation, covered hospitality and other expenses....

Annual neighbourhood street party with Neighbourhood Small Grant

Mexican Fiesta was the theme of the ninth neighbourhood street party in Ladner on July 13, 2019. This year the local residents were given an extra boost with $300 from a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation, through funding from the Vancouver Foundation. The annual summer party has been seen as an opportunity to help build strong community relations with those in the neighbourhood, given that people are so busy with their daily lives...

Townhome BBQ with Neighbourhood Small Grant

A 30-year-old townhouse complex in Ladner attracted 90 seniors residents to a community BBQ in one of the cul-de-sacs on July 21, 2019 with the help of a Neighbourhood Small Grant of $400. Without a central meeting room, this get together in a casual setting was valuable for welcoming newcomers, connecting neighbours beyond their immediate homes, overcoming loneliness for some and even exchanging services among others. The residents collected boxes of donations to the South...

Beautification of townhome community — Neighbourhood Small Grant

Having replaced a wooden retaining wall with concrete last summer, a 34-unit townhouse complex in Tsawwassen found the new wall unsightly in contrast to the attractive surroundings. The construction company that repaired the wall donated 12 planter boxes for hanging on the new wall to beautify and cover the very unsightly dried cement look of it. With a Neighbourhood Small Grant of $300, residents of the strata corporation gathered for a beautification work party on...

RBC Future Launch Community Challenge through Delta Foundation

Today’s problems need more than yesterday’s solutions. We need bold new thinking to help meet the challenges of the future. The RBC Future Launch Community Challenge is a call to action for youth, and an opportunity to bring young leaders to the decision-making table as we build strong and vibrant communities for the future. Delta Foundation is pleased to host the RBC Future Launch Community Challenge, and to make up to $15,000 available to youth-led...

89th birthday celebrated with gift to Delta community

On the occasion of his 89th birthday, retired electrical contractor, who immigrated from Essex, England at a young age, George Ling, is donating $4,371 to the Delta Foundation for a community cause where there is need, such as housing and food bank. A team of Delta Foundation Board Directors gathered at Mr. Ling’s home, Delta View Life Enrichment Centre, on Burns Drive in East Ladner, to wish him happy birthday: (l to r) Carlene Lewall,...

Small grants can boost Delta neighbourhoods

Delta residents who want to connect and engage with others to make their community a better place to live can do something about it with a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation. Based on a simple but powerful idea – that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share — Neighbourhood Small Grants of $50 to $500 can enable local residents to strengthen their community by...

Support for workshop to support families of Little House substance abuse clients

Little House Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Society’s Heart of the Family workshop provides family members, spouses, and friends of those enroled in the recovery program with a chance to learn about substance use disorder, available resources, and coping skills for every family member. For some families which find the cost of workshop to be a challenge, a grant by the Delta Foundation, from the Sam Fogel Fund, of $3,566, will help them participate. Little House...

Candidates sought for Neighbourhood Small Grants Committee

Neighbourhood Small Grants is based on a simple but powerful idea – that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share. The Delta Foundation will be giving grants from $50 to $500 to support projects throughout Delta  that bring people together, share skills and knowledge, build a sense of belonging and responsibility, and respect and celebrate diversity. We are seeking volunteers who are leaders in the community...