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.

Volunteer Restoration Station Neighbourhood Small Grant Parksville Qualicum

Volunteer Restoration Station

With the help of a Neighbourhood Small Grant we created a Volunteer Restoration Station for the hardworking volunteers restoring the forest at the French Creek Estuary Nature Preserve. These individuals...

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Mabley Mash 2023

This year we expanded our invites to add several more streets around us. The more the merrier! Our neighbourhood is changing from single-family large lots to multi-family developments. We hosted...

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Getting Started

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