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Building healthy, resilient and inclusive communities.

Building healthy, resilient and inclusive communities. neighbourhoods. cities.

About Us

The Good City Project is a community fund created by Big Wheel Community Foundation and Aryze Developments.

Areas of Action

The founding partners have already funded more than $500,000 worth of city-building initiatives since 2019, with another $250,000 that will be allocated over the next 12-24 months. Focusing on rapid action and collaboration, the fund looks to empower citizens who want to support their community and those in need. 100% of all funds raised are directed to support community initiatives, as all operating and admin costs are covered by the founding organizations.

Projects financed through this fund will contribute to a more compact, equitable, green and livable city. This includes the exploration of placemaking and the public realm and built environments that support a high quality of life without undermining natural systems. With this fund we will bolster and encourage the next generation of advocates and amplify their message.

Project Themes

Public Amenity Contributions

Contribute to public amenity projects; eg, parks and play areas in cooperation with organizations that—without the fund’s assistance—couldn’t afford to be built

Urban Agriculture

Support community gardens and urban agriculture projects to help strengthen community and enhance food sustainability on Southern Vancouver Island

Placemaking Collaborations

Collaborate on placemaking initiatives that make our region a better and more inclusive place to live

Funding Streams

Donations and Collaborations
Community Amenity Contributions (CACs)
Grant Applications
Non-profit Partnerships
Crowdfunding

The Projects

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Fernwood NRG Daycare →

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Fifth Street Park →

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Tiny Town →

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Project Albero →

Want to Support?

100% of all funds raised are directed to support community initiatives and those in need. Admin and overhead costs are covered by founding partner organizations, Big Wheel Community Foundation and Aryze Developments.

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If you’d like to learn more about the other projects we’re working on, or get involved, send us an email at hello@thegoodcityproject.ca. We’d love to hear from you!