We continue to offer Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants to anyone who lives in BC throughout 2021.

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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 StoriesCultural Sharing

June 18, 2021

Red Dress Ceremony

A small group of Tla-o-qui-aht community members gathered (following COVID-19 physical distancing guidelines) to host a Red Dress ceremony on May 5th, the National Day of Recognition for Murdered and...

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Nothing Can Stop Dancing

As a dancing group of about 30 people in North Surrey Vancouver BC, we have been participating in various activities and festivals held in Great Vancouver since 2015. Thank to...

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Thank You, Richmond Hospital!

Sometimes the simplest gestures mean the most. We set about expressing gratitude to our hospital workers for their tireless dedication. The grade 4-7 French classes of Whiteside Elementary received our...

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Community Events

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

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Getting Started

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