The Grant Policy reflects the values, vision and needs of the community. Community organizations are vital to the livability and vitality of our community and through the help of the grant program they can deliver essential, creative, and innovative programs, support and services.

On February 26, 2024, Council approved a staff recommendation to perform an analysis of the overall grant program and make recommendations so that the grant program is more efficient and more responsive to the needs of the community and community organizations. This will have an impact on the 2025 grants. The One-Time Small Grant program will also be discontinued and the funding added to the fall intake. Read the report here

2024 Grants

The 2024 Grant Application Period has now closed. Grants for 2025 operational year will open in the fall of 2024.

If you are a recipient of a 2024 City of New Westminster grant, please note that in order to receive your grant money and for the City to better understand how your event has impacted our community and how the City's grant funding has made a difference in the delivery of your event, we require you to complete and submit the following form, along with receipts (and Snapshot for Success if haven't done so already) on or before December 1st of the year the grant was awarded and send to

Post Project Form

Post Event Form

Statement of Accountability (Multi-Year Grants only)

information session

An information session prior to the fall intake of grants will be held in early September. Sign up to CityPage or Invest New West to be notified. 

The presentation from September 2023 is here.

For more information, please email .

Grants Application Process

For a printable and succinct helpful guide on the overall Grants Application Process, click here.

Grant Types

Under the Community Grants Program, there are three portfolios under which funds are granted. Applicants will need to choose the portfolio to which they are applying: 

  1. Community Livability & Social Equity
  2. Social & Cultural Vibrancy
  3. Community Economic Activators

The Community Grants Criteria document will help answer any immediate questions or refer to our Frequently Answered Questions. Note, these documents will be updated to reflect the changes that were approved by Council on February 26, 2024. 

  • If you are interested in using a City Facility as part of your cash request, contact the facility you wish to rent directly for a quote and attach the quote to your grant application.

    For other City Services such as traffic control, Fire, Police and Engineering Services, such as City-Owned space, barricades and garbage/recycling services, you must obtain a quote from the City's Special Events Department at prior to applying for a grant. This may take up to four weeks to receive a quote. Applicants must apply by September 20.

    For more information click here.

  • Grants under this portfolio will fund organizations, projects, programs, or services that: decrease the vulnerability of people in our community; enhance community safety and quality of life; ensure children receive quality child care; increase economic well-being; and, improve the urban and natural environment.
  • Grants in this portfolio will fund organizations, projects, programs, services, events, or opportunities in the arts, culture, heritage, sport and recreation that: enable participation and increase access; enrich the vibrancy, expression, and creativity of our community; honour our unique heritage; and, create and recognize opportunities for achievement and innovation.
  • Enhancing the economic opportunities in our community increases the well-being of our residents. Grants in this portfolio are provided to organizations that play a significant role in enhancing tourism and the economic development of New Westminster. The following types of organizations are eligible to apply: (a) New Westminster based Business Improvement Associations; (b) New Westminster based Chambers of Commerce; and (c) New Westminster based associations that promote tourism within New Westminster. 
  • Post project and event grantees will be sent an evaluation form to complete. See samples below:

    Post Event Evaluation Form 

    Post Project Evaluation Form

    Snapshot of Success Template (PPT)