Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) provide grants of up to $500 for projects that connect people socially or promote skill-sharing with each other.

And yes, a grant means you don’t need to pay back this funding — no matter the outcome.

How to get started

For many, this is the first grant they apply for. Most start with a general idea of what they want to do, but wonder how to put details down on paper. Or they might be unsure if what they’re doing qualifies. Be sure to read through the Eligibility & FAQs page first before submitting your application. Remember — grant requests can be for up to $500 per project. If your project involves skill-sharing, you may pay out an honorarium of up to $350.

Who can apply?

Anyone who lives in B.C. can apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant. Find out the kinds of projects you can receive a grant for.


Get prepared

What to expect

Once you’ve decided on your idea, here’s what to expect.

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.

Get inspired

Project ideas to get you started

We find these tend to be popular ideas among first-time applicants. They excite neighbours, are easily organized with two people and are low cost.

Share skills

Teach others how to craft, build or speak a new language. We all have something to offer.

Share meaning

Invite people to celebrate or heal together.

Share resources

Make someone’s day by delivering care packages or helping them get something they need.

Be creative

These are just ideas to get you started. Make them yours, or do something else altogether. Your creativity is what makes NSG what it is!

Sharing skills and knowledge

Our introductory video showcases a few types of projects by others and gives a short overview of what you’ll need to know to apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant.

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.

Project Resources

Help is here. Get inspiration, forms, templates, and ideas for your project plan.

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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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