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.

Select a grant that you wish to apply for and complete all forms included in that section.

How to complete and submit forms

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  1. Download and save forms to your computer
  2. Fill in the downloaded forms
  3. Save completed forms with your organization name
  4. Submit forms by:
  • Email with required forms attached
  • Drop off at West Vancouver Community Centre, Third Floor, 2121 Marine Drive (clearly marked as Community Grants)
  • Mail addressed to:

West Vancouver Community Centre
Community Grants
2121 Marine Drive
West Vancouver BC V7V 4Y2

Form submission deadline

The deadline for all 2020 community grant submissions is Thursday, January 31, 2020.

Required annual report for all grants received in 2019

All individuals or organizations that received a grant in 2019 must submit an Annual Accountability Form by January 31, 2020.

Annual Accountability Form

  • A copy of your society's current annual report as filed under the BC Societies Act 
Arts, Culture & Heritage Grants

All applications must include:

  • Organization Summary Form If your organization is applying for more than one grant, you only need to complete a single Organizational Summary Form.
  • Most recent financial statements
  • A copy of your society's current annual report as filed under the BC Societies Act

Please read this important message about 2020 Arts, Culture and Heritage grant applicants:

Funding Increase Notification
 

If you are applying for an Operating Grant, include these two additional forms:

Arts, Culture & Heritage Operating Grant

Budget Form Each operating or project grant application will require a unique Budget Form specific to the application.

If you are applying for a Project Grant, include these two additional forms:

Arts, Culture & Heritage Project Grant

Budget Form Each operating or project grant application will require a unique Budget Form specific to the application.

Community & Social Services Grants

All applications must include:

  • Organization Summary Form If your organization is applying for more than one grant, you only need to complete a single Organizational Summary Form.
  • Most recent financial statements
  • A copy of your society's current annual report as filed under the BC Societies Act

If you are applying for an Operating Grant, include these two additional forms:

Community & Social Services Operating Grant

Budget Form Each operating or project grant application will require a unique Budget Form specific to the application.

If you are applying for a Project Grant, include these two additional forms:

Community & Social Services Project Grant

Budget Form Each operating or project grant application will require a unique Budget Form specific to the application.

Community Vitality & Environment Grant

All applications must include:

  • Organization Summary Form If your organization is applying for more than one grant, you only need to complete a single Organizational Summary Form.
  • Most recent financial statements
  • A copy of your society's current annual report as filed under the BC Societies Act

To apply for an Community Vitality & Environment Project Grant, submit each form below:

Community Vitality & Environment Project Grant

Budget Form Each project grant application will require a unique Budget Form specific to the application.

Youth Grant

To apply for a youth grant, submit the form below:

Local to Global Youth Initiatives Grant

Contact

For more information or for questions regarding the forms, please contact:

Arleta Beckett
Community Services & Community Development Manager

Email

604-921-3404

Community Grants in other municipalities

These application forms are for grants being considered by the District of West Vancouver. Applicants seeking grants from the City and/or District of North Vancouver must use forms found on those websites.

Prior year grant recipients

Grants Framework

The application forms correspond with the revised Community Grants Program Framework that was approved in November 2017.

Grants Framework

Funding non-profit community organizations let 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
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