The Indigenous-Neighbourhood Small Grants (I-NSG) is a program for Indigenous individuals living in Metro Vancouver Communities. I-NSG community-led projects will:
- Uplift and showcase Indigenous voices and talents
- Increase connection between Indigenous people and neighbouring communities
- Promote Indigenous leadership
- Encourage community health and wellbeing
You can apply for a grant up to $500, to share your ideas, gifts and talents with your neighbours, and to help you bring your project idea to life. We encourage project initiatives that advocate for the Indigenous community such as promoting Indigenous rights, education, healthcare, etc. Once you have applied for a grant and your project has been approved, you do not need to pay the money back.
Applications for I-NSG are accepted in two cycles in the whole Metro-Vancouver:
Spring: March 7 to April 18, 2023 – Projects to be completed by November 30, 2023
Fall: September 7 to October 24, 2023* – Projects to be completed by March 15, 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 indigenousNSG@Vacpc.org.
Who Can Apply?
Open to Metro Vancouver Indigenous people of any age, experience or background to part in building a community.