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Neighbourhood Small Grants – applications currently closed

These grants are for individuals–anyone can apply! Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) provides grants of up to $500 to individuals for projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other. Learn more and apply at Neighbourhood Small Grants.

Book of Giving Opportunities – submissions now accepted

Throughout the year, grants are awarded from Nanaimo Foundation Donor Advised Funds and a series of smaller funds that address specialized areas. Local organizations are invited to submit projects to our Book of Giving Opportunities publication. This Book of Giving Opportunities helps guide donors in gifting from their Donor Advised Funds held at Nanaimo Foundation. For complete submission information, visit Book of Giving Opportunities.

Vital Fund Grants – 2022/2023 Letters of Intent will be accepted October 1 – November 30, 2022

Each year, grants are provided from the Vital Fund to registered charities and qualified donees serving the communities of Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Cedar, Gabriola Island and Lantzville in support of projects and programs that are addressing current community needs. To learn more, visit Vital Fund

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative – application intake closed

Healthy Communities Initiative supports local efforts to develop small-scale infrastructure solutions, programming and services for communities across Canada. Funding can be used for adapting public spaces, or for programming or services that respond to COVID-19 and serve the public or a community disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Learn more at Healthy Communities Initiative.

Community Response Fund – application intake closed

The Community Response Fund supports programs and projects that aim to assist our vulnerable seniors, youth and families with the challenges they are facing from COVID-19. To learn more at Community Response Fund.