Grants

Do you have a great idea for a community building project? We’d love to hear about it.

Applying for a small grant is easy. Simply check what grants are available in your neighbourhood, then find out whether your project is a good fit for the guidelines. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to apply.

WHAT GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD?

Check our communities map to see which grants are available in your neighbourhood. We work in partnership with local organizations in your community to make sure the grants available where you live meet the needs of residents.

WHICH GRANT IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Does your idea bring residents together, make your neighbourhood greener, or recognize Canada’s 150th?

In some communities, residents can choose between different grant opportunities. Below is some more information about the different grants we offer, to help you decide which kind of grant to apply for.

Neighbourhood Small Grants

Grants of up to $500 for residents in communities across BC to develop projects that meet the needs of the community. Grants are given to projects that connect and engage residents, share residents' skills and knowledge within the community, build sense of ownership and pride, or respect and celebrate diversity.

Learn more about Neighbourhood Small Grants.

Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants

Grants of up to $500 for residents of Vancouver to develop projects that contribute to Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan Targets. Grants are given to residents of Vancouver for projects that focus on local food, green businesses, energy efficiency, green transport, zero waste, mitigating climate change, clean air, improving access to nature, conserving drinking water, and reducing our ecological footprint.

Learn more about Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?

You will receive an email confirming your application has been received. Your application will be directed to the local coordinator in your area. You will hear back regarding the status of your application six to eight weeks after the application deadline.

ALL GRANT DECISIONS MADE BY LOCAL RESIDENTS

Resident Advisory Committees are made up of local resident volunteers from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. Committee members review applications and decide which projects to fund.

If you would like to get involved in a Resident Advisory Committee, please contact the Coordinator in your community.