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


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



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.

NSG Stories

August 11, 2022

Captains Way Colour: Part 2

The deluge of Fall rain did not deter members of the Bluewater community of Bowen Island in planting rhododendrons along Captains Way, in anticipation of Spring colours for all to...

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NSG Stories

August 10, 2022

The Menorah Project of Shirat HaYam

What the Bowen Island Community Foundation called the “Jewish Community Education and Equality Project” we fondly renamed “The Menorah Project”. Here is why. Every December, we have a community event...

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Getting Started

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