Ideas that connect neighbours

The Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program helps residents of any age, experience or background take part in building community.

Find your NSG community

Each NSG community accepts applications on a different timeline. Find out which NSG community you belong to for the most up-to-date information.

Find your community
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Small grants up to $500

We offer grants of up to $500 for you to bring your community project to life. With a Neighbourhood Small Grant, you join our network of thousands of project leaders who have taken steps to better their neighbourhoods — just like you.

Why are we doing this? Because magic happens when neighbours connect. It forms friendships, makes our communities safer and more vibrant. We have helped make communities in British Columbia stronger, safer and more welcoming since 1999.

“[NSG] kickstarts people’s imagination and willingness to start”

-Project Leader

Check Eligibility

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 up to $500.

Wait for the results

Volunteers from your community review applications. You will know if your application is 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.

Find your NSG community

You can apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant if you’re a resident of British Columbia. You must find your local NSG community’s name to ensure you’re applying to the right place.

Find Your NSG Community

Stories from next door

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


Getting started

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

Plan your project

Get inspiration, forms, templates and ideas for your grant application and project plan.

Project leader resources

Partner resources

Get inspiration, forms, templates and ideas for your grant application and project plan.

Partner resources

Start Your Application Today

Ready to bring your idea to life? Get started on your application today. You can always come back to your application later.

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