I Have An Idea! Now What?

You’ve already gotten through the first step. We make the application process as simple as possible. Here’s what you can expect.

Write and submit your application

You can ask for a grant of between $50 to $500.

Wait for the results

Volunteers from your community review applications. You will know if your application was approved between two and eight weeks.

Bring your idea to life

Your grant will be sent to you via cheque or direct deposit. Now it’s time to get started!

Share your story

Be sure to take a few photos and share them with us. This will help inspire more people like you to get started too.

What's New

Blog

What’s new with the Neighbourhood Small Grants program? Updated by staff at Vancouver Foundation and community partners.

Stories

Stories

Project leaders love to share back on what happened during their event, gathering, or project. Get inspired for your next idea by reading about what your neighbours are up to.

Intro to carving workshop

I received funding in fall 2020 to pilot a 2-day beginner’s carving workshop in the Toquaht village of Macoah on the north coast of Barkley Sound. The event was a...

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1st Tofino Chess Open 2022

Last weekend, we had more than 50 players and many more spectators from close and far gathering at the community hall and sitting around the chess boards. Over 24 kids...

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Community Pantry Project

The community pantry project began in March and is still running – it provides a barrier-free opportunity for anyone living in Alert Bay to access pantry items. We did this...

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Community Events

Find an Event

NSG events are free to attend and welcome all community members. See what’s happening soon on our community calendar.

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Resources

Getting Started

Resources for getting involved with Neighbourhood Small Grants as a grant applicant, project leader, or program partner.