What is the Neighborhood Grants Program?
The Watershed Alliance offers a city-funded Neighborhood Grants program to support environmental and community focused projects implemented by Vancouver’s neighborhood associations. Annually, $22,500 in micro-grants are offered to help inspire and support sustainable community efforts to improve shared areas of the City.
Grants of up to $2,000 are available and typically range from $1,000-2,000. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis until all funds are awarded for the year. Projects must provide a clear benefit to the community and focus on enhancing the environment. The neighborhood is required to contribute a 1-to-1 match of the grant funds (almost always from volunteer match).
City of Vancouver recognized neighborhood associations are eligible to apply. Individuals or organizations with ideas for a qualifying project can partner with a neighborhood association to apply.
Examples of potential projects:
Native Plant or Pollinator Gardens, Friends of Trees Neighborhood Planting Events, Invasive Tree Removal, Living Walls, Nature Play areas, etc.
Grant Guidelines and Application Packet
To apply, please submit the Grant Packet Watershed Alliance Neighborhood Grants.
If you have any questions about your potential grant application, please contact: