Types of Grants

Grassroots Grants

People of a place or community have great ideas for how to make things better.

When people can implement the small acts of community they dream of, neighbourhoods and communities thrive. Grassroots Grants help people implement their own small acts of community, right in the communities where they live, by offering small amounts of money for project expenses.

 

The small acts of community can be projects such as:
  • Build a stage at your local community garden
  • Offer a free class in something you love to do – maybe dance or coding or beading
  • Organize a bike tune-up day
  • Paint a community mural
  • Run a cultural sharing event
  • PLUS can be an on-line or community outreach project during this time of COVID-19 public health social distancing measures!

Learn more about public health regulations and how to build community during these times.

Visit our YouTube channel to catch the spirit of grassroots grants.

 

Stepping Stones

 

Neighbour Grants

 

Pitch Night

 

Grassroot Grants Overview

Scale of Project: Micro

Size of Grant: Up to $1,000

Frequency of Grant Opportunity: Ongoing; no set deadlines

Partnerships requires to qualify: No.

Applications accepted from: Registered charities, non-profit societies, and informal grassroots groups (but not from businesses).

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Scale of Project: Small to Medium

Size of Grant: Up to $7,500

Frequency of Grant Opportunity: We accept and review applications regularly. Please see website for exact dates coming up.

Partnerships requires to qualify: Yes.

Applications accepted from: Registered charities and other qualified donees according to Canada Revenue Agency. If your group is not a registered charity, call us to discuss grant options.

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Scale of Project: Medium to Large

Size of Grant: $3,000 to $10,000

Frequency of Grant Opportunity: Once a year (grant opens in January for results in April). Please check back in January 2021 to see if the program will run this year.

Partnerships requires to qualify: Yes.

Applications accepted from: Registered charities and other qualified donees according to Canada Revenue Agency. If your group is not a registered charity, call us to discuss grant options.

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