Meet Your Street!

Improve your neighbourhood's resiliency while getting to know your neighbours!

Meet Your Street grants provide approximately $250 in funding to support neighbourhood-focused events that foster connection between neighbours, strengthening community and enriching lives. Events supported by the program can include neighbourhood block parties, outdoor movie nights, local scavenger hunts, live music, and much more. Residents are encouraged to come up with and pitch their own ideas on how to bring their neighbourhood together, so long as the event is free, inclusive, neighbourhood driven, and neighbourhood based. Municipal staff can also help your neighbours brush up on emergency preparedness, safety and crime prevention.

This year we’re looking for applications that bring neighbors together with a focus on emergency preparedness and fire safety. 
Panorama Recreation will also provide an 'activity game bag' that includes: spikeball, large tic tac toe, ladder ball and corn hole to add some fun games to your event.


» Neighbourhood BBQ/block party 
» Outdoor movie night
» Neighbourhood clean up
» Emergency preparedness presentation - this can include creating a neighbourhood map, identifying people with pets, skills, resources and those requiring extra assistance. 
For emergency preparedness workshop information, please contact or call 250.544.4231.
» FireSmart Presentation
Contact or phone 250.415.8066 to learn more about the program.

»Event must take place in Central Saanich
» Max one event per year per neighbourhood; priority for 2024 applications will go to neighbourhoods that did not receive the grant in 2023
» Event must be inclusive and accessible
» Event must be free-of-charge
» Event should demonstrate consideration for waste reduction
» Noise must be kept at a respectable level for the consideration of your neighbours
» All event promotions must be neighbourhood based. Event announcements on channels that would reach a district-wide audience are not permitted
» Depending on the event, other considerations may need to be taken into account or required, such as additional permits or approvals. For example, if requesting a street closure for your event, a Road Usage Permit is required.

Ensure you meet the follow qualifications:
»Your event is free, inclusive, neighbourhood driven and neighbourhood based
»You are a Central Saanich-based neighbourhood (neighbours within close proximity to each other)
»You have co-applicants (two individuals living in Central Saanich but residing in different households) responsible for the grant money
»You will be inviting 30+ individuals (including children) and cap attendance at 50 people
»You are seeking funds for the following eligible expenses: food, non-alcoholic beverages
»You have read the program application guidelines. 

» Complete the  APPLICATION FORM

In memory of Heather Player, block party enthusiast
A beloved resident and local public health nurse for more than 30 years in Central Saanich, SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout) and W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) First Nation, Heather was devoted to community building. From working tirelessly to establish needed programs (she started the local mother-babe program and meal programs in the schools) to reaching out to new neighbours and befriending many with her big smile and easy laugh. A volunteer with the Saanichton Village Association, Heather believed in pitching in wherever she could. In 2010, she began organizing an annual block party and in 2020 she initiated a parade and neighbourhood beautification to lift spirits. Heather took great pleasure in being a part of her community and left an indelible mark on Central Saanich.