Community Grants

The Community Grants program helps residents of West Vancouver by providing funding assistance to non-profit organizations offering programs and services residents need.

Funding non-profit community organizations lets us meet several objectives:

  • support for a diverse infrastructure of community non-profit organizations and services that respond to a broad spectrum of needs and interests;
  • local government endorsement for non-profit community organizations and partners to better attract funding from senior levels of government, donors, and foundations;
  • seed money that allows quick responses to changing and/or unmet community needs and interests

Deadline for 2018 Community Grants: January 31, 2018

Grants Framework

There are three distinct categories in the grants framework:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Services and Social Services
  • Youth Competition and Leadership

The framework makes the best use of available resources and ensures that funds are available each year to respond to new issues and support innovative projects.

Grants Framework

Application Guidelines and Checklist

Community Grant Application Guidelines

Checklist  (Please note: this link downloads a Microsoft Word file. Functionality may vary according to your browser settings.)

Arts & Culture Grant Applications

Arts & Culture project and operating grants may be approved for a one-time, two-year or three-year funding cycle.  The three-year cycle benefits organizations by providing consistent, stable funding and reduced administrative costs. Organizations that are put on three-year funding cycles are still required to submit an Annual Accountability Form outlining how the funds granted to their organizations in the previous year met their stated objectives.

New Grant Applications

Operating grants: to support ongoing programs and services and the ongoing operating costs of non-profit organizations

Project/Program grants: to support the development of new projects, programs and services

Application for organizations that are in a one or two-year cycle

Accountability form

Please note: these links download Microsoft Word files. Functionality may vary according to your browser settings.

Community Services & Social Services Grant Applications

Community Services and Social Services project and operating grants may be approved for a one-time, two-year or three-year funding cycle. The three-year cycle benefits organizations by providing consistent, stable funding and reduced administrative costs. Organizations that are put on three-year funding cycles are still required to submit an Annual Accountability Form outlining how the funds granted to their organizations in the previous year met their stated objectives.

New grant applications

Operating Grant - Application form

Program Grant - Application Form

Organization Summary

Application for organizations that are in a one or two-year cycle

Accountability form

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Youth Competition and Leadership Grant Applications

Youth Competition and Leadership Grants recognize individuals participating as ambassadors of West Vancouver in regional, national and international tournaments, competitions, competitive festivals and civic leadership conferences. They are reviewed on an ongoing basis quarterly.

Application

Please note: this link downloads a PDF file. Functionality may vary according to your browser settings.

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Arleta Beckett
Community Services & Community Development Manager
Email
604-921-3404

Glenn Olav Madsen
Cultural Services Supervisor
Email
604-925-7198 

Hong Tjhie
Department Secretary
Email
604-921-2921

More Information

A Community Grants Committee is appointed by Council to review applications and make recommendations to Council on Community Grants.

Community Grants Committee

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