All grant applications are due November 8, 2019

The City of New Westminster's deadline for submission of grant applications is November 8, 2019. If you are submitting a grant application that includes the use of City services, it is imperative that you first connect with our events team to determine the cost of the City services you and your organization will need for your project or event. This must be done before submitting your application for review by our adjudication committee.

Please contact us at and you will be directed to the events team.

We have also updated our grant policy to better reflect 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.

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


Portfolio 1: Community Livability and Social Equity: Grants for "Living"

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.

Portfolio 2: Social and Cultural Vibrancy: Grants for "Involvement"

Grants in this portfolio will fund organization, 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.

Portfolio 3: Community Economic Activators

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. 

Grant Types

Portfolio Project & Event Grants Multi-Year Funding One-Time Small Grants
Community Livability & Social Equity X X X
Social & Cultural Vibrancy X X X
Community Economic Activators X X  


We are in the process of updating our grant platform this year, and as a result, will not be using the online platform, Benevity, for this year's grant cycle.

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To help answer any immediate questions, please review the frequently asked questions document and the 2019 Community Grants Criteria Document.