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The Nanaimo Neighbourhood Small Grants are currently closed and will be opening in the fall of 2024.

Your Community Coordinator

Chelsea Pope (she/her)

Chelsea supports grant applicants and project leaders living in Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Cedar, Gabriola Island and Lantzville. This area is determined as within the boundaries of School District 68. Please look at our Communities map for the exact boundaries

Contact Chelsea if you have questions or feedback on 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.

  • NSG

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

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Program partner

Your 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 advisory committee, which is unique to each community that reviews your grant applications.

The Nanaimo Foundation

75 Front St, Nanaimo

The Nanaimo Foundation is a community foundation and a registered Canadian charity. By connecting visionary donors with causes that truly matter, we’re able to invest in people and projects. We’re helping local charitable organizations make our communities stronger — now and for the long-term. We are Nanaimo’s community foundation and we’ve been investing in our community since 1982.

Vancouver Island Mental Health Society

2356 Rosstown Rd, Nanaimo,

VIMHS is a charitable Vancouver Island based organization demonstrating excellence in psychosocial rehabilitation for adults with mental health and addictions concerns, and/or cognitive challenges. We engage communities through programs that promote recovery, social inclusion, safe housing and public education.

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