Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants are a partnership between the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation to help Vancouver become the greenest city in the world by 2020. Small grants of up to $500 are available for residents of Vancouver to develop projects that contribute to the City’s Greenest City Action Plan Targets.
HOW IT WORKS
We want to go right into the heart of the community for ideas to make Vancouver greener. Our aim is to encourage local initiatives, designed and undertaken by residents, right in their community. Small grants provide up to $500 for projects that contribute to the City’s Greenest City Action Plan Targets of:
- Making businesses greener
- Growing and eating local food
- Making buildings more energy efficient
- Promoting greener forms of transportation
- Creating zero waste
- Mitigating climate change
- Breathing clean air
- Improving access to nature and planting trees
- Conserving drinking water
- Reducing our ecological footprint
Learn more about the City of Vancouver’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan.
Available in 6 communities across Vancouver
If you live in an overlapping boundary area, you may apply to any of the neighbourhood houses or community centres listed in the area. For more information, please contact the NSG Coordinator for your community.
Applying for a Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grant is easy via our online application system. First you need to know which neighbourhood you live in, then read the application guidelines. Find out more about how to apply, and get started on your greener community idea!
BUILDING A GREENER COMMUNITY
In 2012, the City of Vancouver and Vancouver Foundation teamed up to create the Greenest City Fund — a four-year $2 million fund that supports community-led green projects.
Looking for green inspiration? see the complete list of 2014 Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants recipients.