Grants & Awards

Safe Communities Celebration Grant 2019


Our first ever live broadcast draw of applications occurred on Tuesday May 7th at 10 AM on Twitter. The randomly selected recipients will be contacted directly along with their respective Block Watch Coordinator / Facilitator. If you have not heard from us yet and want to know if you were chosen, below are the results of the draw.
Note: The video and the results are posted for all to view in the interest of transparency and accountability. No names are given here and addresses are generalized to ensure the privacy of the recipients.
Draw # BW Number Rough Address City
1 None given 2200 Tompkins Cres North Vancouver
2 423005 4500 blk Hazel St Burnaby
3 LA-036 1600 San Juan Ave Victoria
4 D6380-008 13500 Loop (Rd) Maple Ridge
5 99 3900 Rock City Rd Nanaimo
6 B10 005 4700 blk 221 St Langley
7 20 2600 blk Topp Ave Victoria
8 None given 4200 blk Watling St Burnaby
9 5 Sec. 39 1200 blk Rockcrest Ave Victoria
10 None given 1250 blk Woodway Rd Esquimalt
11 5-414 13400 17th Ave Surrey
12 NQ-053 1100 Nicholson St Victoria
13 Z3 F08-02 8100 Lansdowne Rd Richmond
14 D6270-032 11500 blk 232 St Maple Ridge
15 CW 66 200 blk Ashcroft Pl Vernon
16 1-322 10400 University Dr Surrey
17 A-06-001 27100 blk 0 Ave Aldergrove
18 3-375 8400 141st St Surrey
19 None given 1200 blk McKenzie St Victoria
20 B-01-002 5000 blk 215A St Langley
21 FD-014 2000 Saltair Pl Victoria
22 SW-0123 7300 blk Macpherson Ave Burnaby
23 KL-88 6300 Arlington St Vancouver
24 D-30-002 20100 blk 71A Ave Langley
25 VM-020 600 blk Goyette Rd Victoria
26 4-076 6400 Claytonwood Grove Surrey
27 None given 200 St Charles St Victoria
28 2-429 15900 88th Ave Surrey
29 5-450 16700 17B Ave Surrey
30 BW 44 600 blk Jigger Pl Vernon
31 5-443 1500 133A St Surrey
32 None given 1000 blk Gosper Cres Victoria
33 43 900 Buffer Rd Nanaimo
34 FB-001 1700 Applewood Pl Victoria
35 5-294 3400 Canterbury Dr Surrey
36 c-12 46500 Blk Maple Ave Chilliwack
37 21 300 blk Campbell Ave Kamloops
38 24 2100 Beaverbrooke St Oak Bay
39 HS-75 3000 E 2nd Ave Vancouver
40 None given 4900 blk 27th Ave Vernon
41 5-332 3500 149A St Surrey
42 BU 13 3200 Albion Rd Victoria
43 V 5074 1300 blk Grant St Victoria
44 3-384 14100 57A Ave Surrey
45 None given 1700 blk Haultain St Victoria
46 4-198 6000 195A St Surrey
To watch the full video of the draw, you can still go back and see it by looking up our handle @bcblockwatch on

Through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, the Block Watch Society of BC provides annual grants to Neighbourhoods / Communities to engage them in Crime Prevention initiatives and Community Engagement. It is believed that engaging communities plays a direct role in reducing and deterring crime in those neighbourhoods. Please see the following on the criteria for applying and receiving a Grant this year. There is a maximum of 46 grants for 2019, and the process is competitive.

Each grant is for $150 – an increase from $100 in 2018.

Eligibility for the Grant:
• Community must be an active Block Watch Community or program in good standing with the Block Watch Society of BC
• Neighbourhood applying must be part of their official community Block Watch

Criteria for Grant:
• Event must occur between April 1st and September 30th 2019
• Event must have a component of Crime Prevention and Community Engagement


Block Watch Block Party (describe a crime prevention theme)
Bike safety “rodeo”
Crime Prevention community talk
Neighbourhood beautification initiative (landscaping, murals, maintenance, etc…)

• Event must be inclusive of neighbourhood and neighbours
• Organizers of the event MUST submit a report of their event
• Grants are issued to awarded neighbourhoods after receiving report of the event

Applying for the Grant:
• Complete the attached application

Community Grant Application form 2019

• Deadline for the application is April 23rd, 2019 at noon. 

Selection of Grant Awards:
Each application will be reviewed by a committee formed by the Block Watch Society Board. Decision of awarded grants will be based on:
• Crime prevention component
• Community engagement component

• Previous awards to the same community ( a community awarded a grant in the previous year), although meeting criteria, may be selected after new groups to give all an equal chance of grants awarded.
• Award recipients will be active Block Watch neighbourhoods in active Block Watch Communities

• If more eligible applications are received than can be awarded, those qualifying applications will be chosen at random by the grants committee.
• Only applications received by the deadlines will be considered for selection.

2019 Grant Winners

Here is an example of what one of the 2019 Winner’s did with their successful application.

The Event: Annual Block Watch Neighborhood Potluck BBQ.

About the Event: We invited the Neighbors and many came.  We had a bouncy castle, face painting and other fun activities.  After the meal Alain Johnstone RCMP Block Watch Representative spoke.  He first explained the purpose of Block Watch and then talked about how we can make our Neighborhood safer, when to call in, what to call in and what to watch out for.  He was very thorough and due to his presentation 6 people signed up to join and 3 want to take the training to become Block Watch Captain.  Here are some photos of their fun afternoon.






The Event: BW 3-375 Neighborhood get together.

About the Event: We invited non-Block Watch members in our neighborhood.  Four households signed up.  These are the following topics we explained: Benefits of Block Watch, Monthly report of B & E, Auto theft, Theft from Auto, Catalytic converter thefts, Service scam during summer time, Suspicious activity – especially drug dealing to contact non-emergency, Charity donation, Online crime reporting and away from vacation.  We had open discussion from Break and Enter to suspicious activity.



Thank you Block Watch Society of BC