Grant intake has now been closed. In its place, a new granting stream will be announced by April 15, including options for current grantees.

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Get Prepared

Know What's Coming

Once you’ve decided on an idea, here’s what to expect in the months ahead.

Find one other neighbour to collaborate with you.

Team work makes the dream work! You need a neighbour to be your co-applicant. If they are between the ages of 18-24, be sure to let us know as youth-led projects are a priority funding area for us.

Write and submit your application together.

You can ask for a grant of between $50 to $500. Deadlines can vary between communities. Be sure you've got the correct one.

Wait for the results.

Volunteers from your community review all applications. This takes between six to eight weeks.

Bring your idea to life.

If your grant is approved, you will go and pick up your cheque from your community coordinator. Then it's time to start planning, promoting, and preparing for the big day!

Get Inspired

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.

Share Talent

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

Share Culture

Invite neighbours to celebrate, eat, pray, or heal in a way, or on a day, that is meaningful to you.

Gather Over Food

Potlucks, picnics, and BBQs are simple, powerful draws. Everybody loves to eat!

WATCH: Project Ideas and How to Apply

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.

NSG Stories

February 3, 2020

Stainsbury Block Party

Attached please find some photos from the block party, and specifically taken during the drumming session with Métis elder, Aline. The photos chosen aren’t the best necessarily, but the children’s...

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