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.

2023 Grants

One time small grants for emergent needs in 2023 are now closed.

2023 Grant Opportunity Calendar




Applicant Notification

2023 Grants August 28 October 4 (midnight) Early December
One Time Small Grant March 27 April 26 (12:01 am) May 31st

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.

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


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  

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)

  • 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 16.

    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

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