Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) provides grants of up to $500 for projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other. Projects must stay within guidelines for physical distancing.
And yes, a grant means you don’t need to pay back this funding — no matter the outcome.
Sign up for updates to the Neighbourhood Small Grants program.
For many, this is the first grant people are applying for. Most start off with a general idea of what they want to do but wonder how to put the details down on paper. Or they might be unsure if what they’re doing is allowed. 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.
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 between $50 to $500.
Wait for the results.
Volunteers from your community review applications as they are submitted. This can take up to two weeks.
Bring your idea to life.
Funding will be sent to you via cheque. Let's do this!
Share your story!
Photos, screen grabs, and other documentation of your project will help to inspire more people like you to get started.
Project Ideas to Get You Started
We find these tend to be popular ideas among first-time applicants. They can be easily organized with two people, are low cost, and excite neighbours.
Teach others how to craft, build, or speak a new language. We all have something to offer.
Invite people to celebrate or heal together.
Make someone's day by delivering care packages or helping them get something they need.
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 on what you’ll need to know to apply for a Neighbourhood Small Grant.
Stories from Next Door
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.