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Do you have a great idea for a Neighbourhood Small Grant or Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grant project? We’d love to hear about it.

Applying for a grant online is easy, but doing your homework is key. You’ll need to check what programs are available in your neighbourhood, figure out which program is a good fit for your project, and read the guidelines.

When do applications open?

Most communities across the lower mainland are open for application in March and early April. Applications in these communities are now closed.

The list of communities currently open for application includes:

  • Maple Ridge - Pitt Meadows
  • Victoria (Hillside-Quadra)

In the fall, the following communities are expected to open for application:

  • Clayoquot Sound

See below for more information on how to apply.

What programs are available in your neighbourhood?

Check our communities map to see where you’re eligible to apply. It’s all based on where you live, so you can make an important impact in your neighbourhood. If you live in Vancouver and are eligible to apply to more than one community, you can choose the best option for your project.

Which program is right for you?

It all depends on what your project is about, and how that fits with our program goals. Neighbourhood Small Grants focus on community building across the lower mainland, while Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants focus on making Vancouver the greenest city by 2020.

If you live in Vancouver and your project can help the city become greener, you are best off applying for a Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grant. If not, the Neighbourhood Small Grants is a better choice.

Read the guides

Whether you’re applying for a Neighbourhood Small Grant or a Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grant, read the full guidelines before you start your application. This will give you the best chance of success.

What happens after I submit my application?

You will get an email confirming your application has been received. Your application will be directed to the NSG Coordinator in your community. Each community has a Resident Advisory Committee made up of volunteer residents of the community. The committee reviews each application and decides which ones to fund. You will hear from the NSG coordinator regarding the status of your application six to eight weeks after the application deadline.

Apply online

You can access our online application system via the guide for the program to which you have chosen to apply.