Neighbourhood Small Grants - Britannia Beach and Squamish


Applying for a Neighbourhood Small Grant is easy via our online application system. But first, you must make sure your project is a good fit for our funding.


Our eligibility criteria are designed to ensure that Neighbourhood Small Grants support a diverse range of community-focused projects.

  • You must live in Britannia Beach or Squamish.
  • Main applicants can apply for one Neighbourhood Small Grants project per year, and only within your community. Co-applicants can only be used on two applications.
  • Two applicants living in the same community but from different households are required on every application. Both applicants are responsible for managing the grant money.
  • Your project must be free, accessible and welcoming to all. You may not charge entrance fees, request donations, or fundraise for other projects and/or organizations.
  • With the exception of community gardens, projects involving infrastructure building, upgrading or maintenance are not eligible.
  • Projects involving therapy and counseling support are not eligible.
  • You may not profit financially from the project. Registered organizations and businesses are not eligible to apply.
  • You must begin your project after the grant decision is made. Projects are not supported retroactively.

Grants are given to projects that meet the following goals:

1. Connect and engage neighbourhood residents
Examples: Block parties to introduce new neighbours, weekly neighbourhood clean-up work parties that strengthen and sustain relationships over time.

2. Share residents' skills and knowledge within the community
Examples: a free yoga lesson for the community, or a community kitchen where participants exchange their cooking skills and share a meal together.

3. Build sense of ownership and pride
Examples: A historical tour of the neighbourhood, a community clean-up of invasive species in a local greenspace.

4. Respect and celebrate diversity
Examples: A multicultural fashion show, a story telling project that involves seniors and youth, a cost free acrylic workshops open to all ages and skill levels.


Please consider the following when calculating your project budget:

  • Grant requests are expected to be under $500.
  • Grant money may be used to pay people (also called an honorarium) for services needed for the project. Examples include paying someone to lead a workshop or to do carpentry work, with a maximum allowable amount of $50 per person. Total honorariums may not be more than $100 per project.
  • When creating a project budget, you should determine the actual cost of items to be used, and think resourcefully about how to obtain materials through borrowing or donations.
  • You are responsible for keeping expense receipts to account for all project costs.

If your project is going to take place in a public place (e.g. neighbourhood street, public spaces, or parks) please consider:

  • Projects taking place on neighbourhood streets or public spaces/parks must follow municipal by-laws.
  • You are required to know about the permits and liability insurance you may require. You must also account for the time needed to obtain these.
  • You must obtain appropriate permits and liability insurance before your project start date.


You can start a new application, or login to view an existing application, via the button below. Our online system allows you to save your application and return later to complete it.