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

October 4, 2022

Tall Tale Workshop

The highlight of our Tall Tale workshop was the way all 14 participants were prepared to stand up in front of the room and tell their story. They were magnificent! Two...

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NSG Stories

October 4, 2022

Neighborhood Garden

This year’s main focus was Art in the garden. I’m happy to report that all the activities were well received by the participants. As well as many other people( high...

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NSG Stories

September 28, 2022

Paint Nite

The project went great – we had eight participants joining the virtual workshop and everyone was able to choose their painting prior to the event. The project was to provide...

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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.


Getting Started

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