Greenest City Fund
To support green ideas generated and implemented by the community, we teamed up with the Vancouver Foundation in 2012 to create the $2-million Greenest City Fund. We committed $1-million to the Fund, which the Vancouver Foundation matched. From 2012 to 2015, the Greenest City Fund provided grants to the community for projects in support of the Greenest City Action Plan.
Grant distribution from 2012 to 2015
There were three grant streams:
- Generation Green (youth) - Up to $100,000
- Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants - Grants of up to $1,000
- Greenest City Community Grants - Grants of up to $50,000
573 projects were funded and approximately $1,900,000 was distributed. Projects were implemented in support of all 10 Greenest City goal areas.
|Number of projects funded from 2012 to 2015|
|Generation Green Grants||32|
|Greenest City Neighbourhood Small Grants||478|
|Greenest City Community Grants||63|
In 2016 we're funding sustainability projects with a focus on social innovation
- Learn about the guidelines for the social innovation criteria
- Learn about the Greenest City Action Plan
Registered charities and other qualified organizations are invited to apply through an open call for applications. Work must take place in Vancouver between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018. A budget of up to a maximum of $50,000 or up to 75% of the project budget may be applied for. The first step to apply is submitting a letter of interest.
Letters of interest are due August 5, 2016.
Applications will be reviewed by the Sustainability Group and Social Policy within the City of Vancouver.
If you have questions about this project, contact Angela Danyluk, Sustainability Specialist by email at email@example.com.
Neighbourhood Matching Fund
Schools and community groups planning a garden- or green project on public land may qualify for financial support from the Neighbourhood Matching Fund. Projects should improve local green spaces, build community connections, celebrate diversity, and leave a lasting physical legacy.