Indigenous NSG

The Indigenous Neighbourhood Small Grants (I-NSG) is a program for Indigenous individuals living in Metro Vancouver.


Applications for I-NSG are accepted in two cycles in Metro-Vancouver:

Spring: March 7 to April 18, 2024 – Projects to be completed by October 31, 2024
Fall: September 7 to October 21, 2024* – Projects to be completed by December 31, 2024

*As long as funds are still available

Applications will be reviewed by the Neighbourhood Grants Committee and the Indigenous NSG Community Coordinator (Stephanie) within 3-4 weeks of when applications are submitted.

To apply for I-NSG, you must identify as Indigenous, live in Metro Vancouver and your project must take place in Metro Vancouver.  If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie at

Your Community Coordinator

Mary Stephanie A. Lasam

Stephanie supports indigenous grant applicants and project leaders living in Metro-Vancouver. To learn more about the I-NSG click here.

Contact Stephanie if you have questions or feedback about the Indigenous Neighbourhood Small Grants. Paper applications are also available — please get in touch with her to ask for one.

Available grants

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

  • Indigenous NSG

    A grant stream open to Indigenous people living in Metro Vancouver interested in community building.

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  • NSG

    Grants of up to $500 for projects that deepen connection and create change in your community.

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Program partner

Indigenous neighbourhood partner

Local partner organizations manage all aspects of the Neighbourhood Small Grants program. Partner organizations are where your community coordinators work. They also oversee the Neighbourhood Grants Committee, which is unique to each community that reviews your grant applications.

Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre


The Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre was created to address social justice issues, improve safety for Aboriginal people and build the relationship between the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) and the Aboriginal community through education, awareness and open dialogue.

New Relationship Trust Foundation


The New Relationship Trust Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization that was created in 2011. To advance the education goals of First Nations in British Columbia, the New Relationship Trust Foundation focuses on three key areas: Scholarships, Bursaries and First Nations Language Revitalization.

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