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.

Puzzles and Pizza

My project was a great success, and my participants are looking forward to participating in more such events in the future. I had an overwhelming response to my project and...

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A New Hose to the Rescue!

Our small of 28 plot West End Community Garden struggled these past two years with donated hoses that never seemed to last very long. The last one our grant replaced...

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Project Picnic Basket

Last picnic basket delivered! I’m so grateful to have been selected to receive one of the NSG grants. As part of this project, the hope was to bring smiles to...

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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.