Community Grants

Supporting not-for-profit organizations serving local residents

The City provides annual community grants to assist community organizations with the delivery of services for groups that work to reduce social, economic or physical disadvantage, and/or which improve the quality of life for residents.

Eligible programs and services 

Grants can support a community and not-for-profit organization’s expenses, including special projects and events (e.g. hosting a workshop or producing resource material); operating costs (e.g. ongoing operating costs such as rent, utilities, fixed costs); projects (e.g. a program to serve a particular group); or capital costs (e.g. purchase of office equipment).

The City of North Vancouver’s Community Grant program supports programs located within the City. The District of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver have different application processes. and organizations must apply separately to each municipality.

Funding Amounts

The Community Grant program provides funding for non-profit and community groups up to a maximum of $15,000.


There are two application deadlines annually: January 31st and September 15th of each year. When these dates land on a weekend, the deadline is the next regular business day.

Please note: If an organization applied for a grant in the first round of the year, they may apply to the second round but only for a different program.

Application & Submission Process

Please read through the Guidelines and Checklist before preparing your application(s). Complete the forms below as appropriate – remember to sign your application. Forms can be submitted by email, mail, or in person.

  • Organization Summary – must be completed by all applicants
  • Operating Grant – application for organizations applying for financial assistance with general operations
  • Program Grant – application for individual projects/services/programs
    Complete a separate Program Grant application for each project/service/program for which funding is being requested.

If emailing your forms, please send to

If mailing or dropping off print copies, please include two (2) copies of all forms and documents being submitted. Forms can be mailed or dropped in the 24-hour drop boxes located at both entrances to City Hall, to the attention of:

    Planning and Development
    City of North Vancouver
    141 West 14th Street
    North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9

Evaluation Criteria

In evaluating each application for funding, the following will be the basis for assessment of your application. Please address these in your application:

  • Evidence of need for the service or project. 
  • Number of local residents served.  
  • Quality of management (established track record, proposal well thought out and clear, etc.). 
  • Evidence of clear goals and expected outcomes. 
  • Uniqueness of service (does not duplicate but may complement an existing service). 
  • Number of local volunteers. 
  • Evidence of financial need for a City of North Vancouver Municipal Community Grant. 
  • Amount of funding requested from the City should be proportional to the numbers of residents served in relation to other municipalities on the North Shore. 
  • Addressing barriers to services for people with disabilities, from varying social and economic backgrounds, and for ethno-cultural residents.
  • Indicated involvement from other community partners whether financial or in kind. 

The social goals and objectives for the City will also be considered while reviewing grant applications. Please refer to the City’s Social Plan

Further guidance on filling out the application can be found in the Community Grant Application Guidelines.


Contact Us

Community Planning Team
Tel: 604-990-4223 | 604-982-3993

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