Community building grants: Connecting neighbours and communities

We provide grants of $50-$500 to help residents, neighbourhood groups, and community groups strengthen their communities by bringing their neighbours together.

Activities that qualify for grant funding

Our grant program supports activities that:

  • increase communication and engagement with residents, such as newsletters, online communication, and community forums
  • improve a neighbourhood's physical surroundings, such as boulevard and community gardens, wall murals, signage
  • address local issues, such as community education events or stream or shore clean ups
  • develop and strengthen relationships within the community or neighbourhood, such as block parties

Who can apply

  • We require two residents from the same neighbourhood — but not the same address — to apply for this grant together 
  • We also accept applications from community and neighbourhood groups
  • We do not accept applications from registered non-profit organizations

How to apply

To apply for a community building grant, download the application form, which includes the full list of requirements. 


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