Neighbourhood Small Grants

The Neighbourhood Small Grant (NSG) program was started in 1999 as a way to combat loneliness and social isolation, by making communities stronger, safer and more welcoming. By offering a small grant (up to $500, up to $250 for a basic block party), to residents, we enable the applicant to bring their project to life, often in a more impactful way or with people in the community they may not have previously been familiar with. The NSG kickstarts people’s imagination and often makes neighbours more willing to participate. Traditional projects have included concepts such as park cleanups, emergency preparedness meetings, community gardens and enhanced block parties. 

The 2024 is open – APPLY HERE>>

Interested in hosting your own event or want to hear what others have done? View the April 16 Information Session slides here>>

Please note: projects must be free to attend, accessible and welcoming to all. Registered organizations and businesses are not eligible – these grants are specifically for individuals. 

For West Van, sQUAMISH NATION & LIONS BAY Residents of any age, experience, or background.


Looking for ideas for your own project?

Check out our ideas page or learn more about past projects


The program is now open. The volunteer committee reviews applications monthly.


Still have questions, want more information on this program or looking for resources for your upcoming NSG project?

We are proud to partner with the Vancouver Foundation and the Howard Martin Memorial Fund to fund and deliver Neighbourhood Small Grants in West Vancouver. 

On April 16th, 2024 we held an informational session. You can read the presentation here>>



Neighbour Grants Project Leaders share their inspiring stories about people in West Vancouver gathering, sharing, celebrating, and connecting.