Resources for Grantees and Key Dates

We want to provide you with as many great resources as possible to help make your Neighbourhood Small Grant or Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grant project a success. As well, you will find key dates to help you plan your year ahead.

Please check out the tools and tips below to help you plan and deliver your project.

Important Dates
NSG applications will be accepted in Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, New Westminster, North Surrey, South Surrey, North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Lions Bay, Squamish, Whistler, Delta, Abbotsford from February 13 - April 9.

Maple Ridge: Applications open on Monday, January 14.
Vancouver Island Partners:
Nanaimo: January 14th – February 28th
Clayoquot Sound, Green Grants: February 1st – March 15th
North Island: February 1st – March 15th
Victoria: March 1st – April 26th
Parksville: September 1st  – October 15th
Clayoquot, regular grants: September 1st – October 15th
Salt Spring: May 1 – June 15 (tentative)
Grant application forms and further information for the communities above can  be found below.
UBC Point Grey Campus and Musqueam communities:
Spring cycle;  January 1 to February 10 
Fall cycle: September 1 to October 21 
Grant application form and further information can be found below.
South Okanagan/Similkameen:
February 22- March 29
Application form and further information about the grants can be found below.

Resources for Your Project

Accessibility and Inclusion: Download Gordon Neighbourhood House's Accessibility Checklist to learn to think more critically about steps you can take to keep your project inclusive and welcoming to everyone.

This is a free volunteer program within the City of Vancouver where individuals or groups can register to help clean their neighbourhood and the City will lend out cleaning supplies and free disposal of the collected material. 

Cultural Awareness: First Peoples: A Guide to Newcomers to Vancouver was designed for immigrant communities, but can help create more awareness and understanding for all non-Indigenous people.

Greening an Event: The City of Vancouver Green Events Planing Guide will help you rethink the amount of waste, energy, and materials consumed during your event planning and activities

Promote Your Project: Use the Neighbourhood Small Grants blog to promote your event before it happens or share your story after your project takes place. Check out our step-by-step instruction page to learn more.

Multilingual Application Forms

We've got application forms in a number of languages including French, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic and Persian.

Download one of our multi-lingual application forms.


Letting people know your project was supported by a Neighbourhood Small Grant or Greenest Neighbourhood Small Grant is one way you can help spread the word about community building.

When promoting a project funded by a Neighbourhood Small Grant or Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grant, we ask you to acknowledge Vancouver Foundation and the local partner organization in your area by using our logo.

The purpose of this is to raise awareness and encourage of the role of philanthropy and community partnerships in supporting community connections and engagement, in order to encourage support and funding for projects like yours in the future.

The logos below are available for you to download and use on project materials such as posters, flyers, brochures, leaflets, social media, online event pages, and invitations. Please click on the format you require and save it to your desktop, or right click the links below and choose "Save target as...”

Social media

If you like using social media, follow Vancouver Foundation and mention us when you promote your project. Use the #VFNSG hashtag, and we’ll look for ways to help promote your project. Follow us on Twitter: @VancouverFdn or on Facebook: VancouverFdn.

Program Evaluation Reports

Discoveries in Grassroots Grantmaking: Five Year Review [PDF]
2017 - Neighbourhood Small Grants - Program Evaluation [PDF]

2016 - Neighbourhood Small Grants - Program Evaluation [PDF]
2015 - Neighbourhood Small Grants - Program Evaluation [PDF]

2014 - Neighbourhood Small Grants - Program Evaluation [PDF]

Program Evaluation Summary Reports

For Granting Committee Members
For Program Coordinators
For Project Leaders