Living City Grant

As part of its ongoing commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability, the City of North Vancouver offers a Living City Grant. This is an annual grant that provides funding opportunities for small-scale, community-based parks and environmental initiatives. A total of $15,000 in grants is available each year, with the majority of grants awarded in the range of $1,500 to $5,000.

Who Can Apply?

  • Registered not-for-profit societies
  • Unincorporated local community associations, groups, and service clubs

How Are Applications Evaluated?

Please review the Living City Grant Terms of Reference. All applications will be reviewed and prioritized according to the following criteria:

  • Innovative means to contribute to the social and environmental sustainability of the City
  • Clear project goals and objectives
  • Clear action plan, which is realistic and attainable in terms of timing and resources
  • Evidence of community support and inclusiveness
  • Evidence of an evaluation plan to measure project effectiveness
  • Evidence of financial need and fiscal responsibility
  • Willingness to work in collaboration with other City-related sustainability initiatives
  • Consistent with and supportive of the City's parks and environmental goals as presented in the Official Community Plan

What Isn't Eligible?

The LCGP does not extend funding for projects which:

  • are for-profit commercial ventures
  • are organized by a private enterprise
  • receive grants from other City sources for the same purpose
  • duplicate specific work conducted by the City of North Vancouver
  • attract participants exclusively outside the City of North Vancouver

Please note:

  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • LCGP funding cannot be awarded retroactively.
  • LCGP funding is not intended to provide core funding for ongoing programs.
  • The City reserves the right to request evidence of liability insurance if deemed necessary.
  • Playgrounds are not normally eligible for LCGP funding; such projects are funded through the Community Enhancement Fund (contact staff for details).

Reporting Requirements

Funding recipients will be required to submit the following reports, in this order:

  • Interim report (submitted 6 months after receiving initial funding) listing any program events and deliverables to date
  • Final report (submitted within 12 months of receiving funding)

Application Process

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the City to discuss the suitability of their project:

Environmental Sustainability Specialist
Tel: 604-983-7331

Deadline for Submissions: (deadline for 2022 awards is still being determined)
Application Form: Living City Grant Application Form

Note: For your convenience, the Application Form is a fillable PDF. Here are the steps to complete the form:

  1. Open the PDF.
  2. Save it with another name (go to the File menu and select Save As).
  3. Fill in the form.
  4. Return it by email to or mail it to the address above.

Completed grant applications must be submitted to:

Living City Award Program, 
Planning – Environmental Sustainability

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

Electronic applications are encouraged. Late applications will not be accepted.

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