Grants

2022 Grants

One time small grants for emergent needs in 2022 are now closed. Please check back on June 27 for next grant intake.

INFORMATION SESSION: TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022 at 6:00 PM

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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.

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.

The Community Grants Criteria document will help answer any immediate questions or refer to our Frequently Answered Questions.

2022 Grant Opportunity Calendar

Grant Name Open Date Closed Date Opportunity
Spring Intake March 28 April 26 (Noon) Small one time grants for emergent issues
Summer Intake June 27

July 26   (Noon)

Small one time grants for emergent issues
Fall Grant Intake August 29 October 4   (Noon) Project and Events and Multiyear Grants for 2023

City Services and the Spring and Summer Grant Intake:

City Services such as traffic control, Fire, Police and Engineering Services will not be considered as part of the Spring and Summer grant intakes.  If you are interested in using a city facility, you can include the city facility rental as part of your cash request.  Please contact the facility you wish to rent directly and attach the quote from the facility to your grant application. 

City Services and the Fall Grant Intake:

If you would like to include any City Services as part of your grant application, you must obtain a quote from the City's Special Events Department prior to applying for a grant. This may take up to four weeks.  Applicants must contact by September 16 to allow for this process. Examples of City Services include use of a City-owned space, barricades and garbage/recycling services. 

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  

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 3 forms: Post Project/Event Evaluation form, Statement of Accountability and “Snapshot of Success” on or before December 16th* of the year the grant was awarded to and send to: .

*If the project/event is completed before August 19th please submit the “Snapshot of Success” before September 16th to .

  • It is the responsibility of the grantee to research all new and evolving COVID-19 sectorial authority requirements.  As the BC Restart Plan moves forward, the COVID-19 protocols for your project will also evolve. Please refer to the BC Restart Plan and the Gathering and Events Public Health Order for additional information.

  • 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

    Snapshots of Success are available from Grant Coordinators or by request to