Grants & Awards

Safe Community Grant Application for 2022
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Through the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, the Block Watch Society of BC will be providing Safe Community Grants to Block Watch groups. Engaged communities play a direct role in reducing and deterring crime in neighbourhoods. These grants are a targeted way to help groups re-engage. Each grant will be for $125 and there are 40 grants available for 2022. The process will be competitive so be sure to make your application as detailed as possible. Please review the following criteria before applying.

Eligibility for the grant:

  • If you received a grant in 2021 you are not eligible to apply for a grant in 2022.
  • You must live in a municipality or region that has an active membership with the Block Watch Society of BC.
  • Your Block Watch group must be active within your local municipality or region.
  • The event must occur before September 30, 2022.
  • There must be a component of crime prevention, safety or community engagement.
  • Check for provincial restrictions on in-person events, at the time of your event.
  • Event must be inclusive of neighbours.
  • Grant funds will be paid after your post-event report and receipts are submitted
  • Post-event reports must be submitted within 30 days of their event
  • Alcohol cannot be claimed as an event expense.

Here are some ideas for your event:

  • Block Party
  • CPTED or target hardening home projects
  • Bicycle safety and education
  • Emergency preparedness meeting

Selection of Grant Applications:

  • Each application will be reviewed by a committee within the Block Watch Society of BC.
  • Applications must be detailed and include a crime prevention, safety, or community engagement component.
  • Only applications received by the deadline will be considered.
  • Qualifying applications will be chosen at random by the grants committee.

To apply for a Safe Community Grant, complete the attached application and submit to blockwatch@blockwatch.com

Deadline for submitting your grant application is May 25, 2022.

Respectfully,

Block Watch Society of BC

Safe Community Grants Committee

Successful Applicants for the 2021 Community Safety Grants

Draw #First NameGroup #MunicipalityCoordinator
1ElaineC300-40North VancouverGursimran Gill
2Lauranone givenVictoriaKimberly Kelley
3Nicolenone givenNorth VancouverGursimran Gill
4Vivannone givenCowichan BaySarah Davidge
5StephenF700-043North VancouverGursimran Gill
6DianeE500-151North VancouverGursimran Gill
7JenniferZ-2 J05-05RichmondRita Leung
8RudiCC-32VancouverLeah Marlay
9MelanieFV-77VancouverLeah Marlay
10HughB200-141North VancouverGursimran Gill
11Beverley1-256SurreyGabriel Pelletier
12JennBS009VictoriaKimberly Kelley
13JillV5074VictoriaKimberly Kelley
14RobertaFairview 68VancouverLeah Marlay
15Jamienone givenDuncanSarah Davidge
16AndreaSCBW083Mill BaySarah Davidge
17Carol-Annnone givenDuncanSarah Davidge
18Mike3-472SurreyGabriel Pelletier
19Ivynone givenNorth VancouverGursimran Gill
20JuliaDNBW62DuncanSarah Davidge
21KatharineE500-085North VancouverGursimran Gill
22Jeannone givenBurnabySusan Salame
23MaureyZone 5North VancouverGursimran Gill
24RuthE500-194 or
B200-011
North VancouverGursimran Gill
25Catherinenone givenVictoriaKimberly Kelley
26Marites2-453SurreyLindsay Wiebe
27Wendy2-306SurreyLindsay Wiebe
28JaniceF800-025North VancouverGursimran Gill
29LauraE-44-003LangleyFlorence Fowler
30SheriSE-0126BurnabySusan Salome
31Advinder3-384SurreyGabriel Pelletier
32Sharonnone givenChemainusSarah Davidge