Neighbourhood Small Grants

Magic happens when neighbours connect—even if we must be physically apart. It forms friendships, makes our communities safer and more vibrant. The Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program help residents of any age, experience, or background take part in building community.

Neighbourhood Small Grants are grants of up to $500 for projects that connect people socially or involve sharing skills or talents with each other. Projects must stay within guidelines for physical distancing.

Anyone living in Nanaimo, Ladysmith, Cedar, Gabriola Island and Lantzville is welcome to apply.


Ready to apply?

Applications will be accepted this fall.

We are grateful to support from Vancouver Foundation which funds this program in our communities and across BC.

If you have questions, please email us at [email protected] or call 250-734-3971


Interested in joining the review committee?

Help select the projects for your neighbourhood. Learn more and express your interest to participate on the NSG Committee by emailing [email protected]


Thank you to our Neighbourhood Small Grants Community Partner