2022-23 Halifax South Downtown District Capital Grants

While COVID restrictions are largely going away, I’ve taken the difficult decision to not try and rush into a face-to-face Participatory Budgeting process this year.

It’s already getting late to do the full PB process, and the community groups do best when they get the money as early in the construction season as possible.  I also worry if we go for a full public process and vote in May or June it may get derailed if we have cases spike.

So once again this year, residents and community non-profit groups in District 7 will be invited to apply for a District Capital Funding grant. There are two project streams – a big projects category that funds up to $10,000 and a small project category that will fund up to $5,000 or less.

District Capital Funds are for permanent projects that provide publicly accessible benefits in the community and that provide widespread community benefit. Priority is given to projects that are intergenerational or focused on youth or seniors, and which work to address equity, inclusion, and systemic racism in our community.  Projects must provide the broadest public benefit, and meet all HRM policies and guidelines

In late May, Victoria and I will review the applications and announce the successful applicants.  Deadline for submission is Monday May 30, 2022