Grants

Grant Policy Review

The City of New Westminster is currently updating its 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. The City of New Westminster is currently undertaking a public consultation process to develop the new overarching community grant program, and to help us better understand how well the draft grant policy responds to the needs of the community.

There will be a open house on June 20, 2019 at Century House at 6:00 pm, as well as an online survey.

Draft Grant Policy

To help answer any immediate questions, please review the frequently asked questions document.

  • The City Festival/Event Grant Program is designed to assist New Westminster not-for-profit organizations with the delivery of festivals and events in the community. Festivals and events must align with the City’s values for a healthy and vibrant community that enhance the quality of life, tourism, culture, recreation, and provide economic benefits. The program is intended to encourage the development of event capacity, organization efficiency, and best practices. The sponsorship is provided on a cost-sharing basis and applicants are encouraged to develop a diverse funding/income base and seek self-sufficiency as evidence of sustainable activity. To provide organizations with funding certainty, the City Festival/Event Grant will be for a term of one to three years, at Council’s discretion.

    Festival Grant Guidelines

    Apply online

    Contact:

    Michelle Dean
    604.515.3827

    City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue
    New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9

  • The Heritage Grant program is designed to assist New Westminster based heritage organizations with the delivery of heritage programs, projects, and events. Events and/or services must contribute to the heritage of the City.

    Heritage Grant guidelines

    Apply online

    Grant Contact:
    Rob McCullough
    604.527.4639

  • The City's Environmental Grant is designed to support locally based organizations or non-profit societies in undertaking projects which provide an environmental benefit or promote environmental awareness to the New Westminster community.

    Environmental Grant guidelines

    Apply online

    Grant Contact:
    Jennifer Lukianchuk
    604.515.3780

  • The Community Grant program is designed to support community-based projects for new and developing organizations, established organizations that work on a project basis, and organizations undertaking a special, one-time initiative. The projects must assist the City to fulfill its mission statement and accomplish strategic goals.

    Grant Guidelines

    Apply online

    Grant Contact:
    Jay Young
    604.777.5122

  • The Arts & Culture Grant program is designed to support New Westminster arts organizations or organizations whose projects take place in New Westminster and benefit the local community.  It specifically assists with delivery of new programs, events or initiatives and in addition for New Westminster-based organizations assists with specialized equipment, instruments, and costumes. The events and/or services must contribute to the artistic and cultural fabric of the City. The funding is provided on a cost-sharing basis with the balance coming from partnerships and fundraising activities undertaken by the applicant.   

    Arts & Culture Grant Guidelines

    Apply online

    Grant Contact:

    Lori Dick
    604.636.4469



     

  • The City’s new Child Care Grant program promotes quality, accessibility and affordability of highly needed child care services. It is designed to assist licensed, non-profit child care operators to expand, renovate and/or repair their facility or purchase appliances, equipment and/or furnishings to better serve children in their care.

    Grant Guidelines

    Apply online

    Grant Contact:
    Samantha Bohmert
    604.515.3791

  • The City Partnership Grant Program is designed to assist not-for-profit incorporated organizations with delivery of major services to the community.  The services must assist the city to fulfill the City Partnership Grant objectives.

    Grant Guidelines

    Apply online

    Grant Contact:
    Trish Nielsen
    604.527.4606

     

  • The Amateur Sport Fund grants are designed to support the New Westminster youth sport organizations to assist with increasing participation in all sport activities, skill development, competition and the providing of volunteer opportunities. Eligible projects can include new equipment, assistance for the development of new programs or the hosting of clinics, seminars or tournaments.

    Amateur Sports Grant guidelines

    Apply online

    Grant Contact:
    James Doan 
    604.527.4682