Neighbourhood Matching Fund

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

April 8, 2020: Thank you for your interest in the Neighbourhood Matching Fund’s spring 2020 intake.

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Park Board is postponing all programs, including the Neighbourhood Matching Fund. At this time, we are unable to approve any new projects in parks or on public lands.

Please check back for updates on the Fall 2020 intake.

Neighbourhood Matching Fund

By City of Vancouver


  • Indigenous Garden at Britannia Carving Pavilion

    By City of Vancouver

  • Still Creek Street Murals

    By City of Vancouver

  • Beehive at Dunbar Community Centre

    By City of Vancouver

  • Container Mural at Pine Street Community Garden

    By City of Vancouver

  • "How you can help the bees" zine by Cloudscape Comics

    By City of Vancouver

  • Local fibre growth, weaving, and education at China Creek North Park

    By City of Vancouver

 The Neighborhood Matching Fund is not a grant.

Community groups are awarded funds for project expenses based on a matching value of volunteer labour, in-kind donations, or cash support.

The Neighbourhood Matching Fund supports neighbourhood-based groups who want to creatively enhance parks or other public lands through community art, environmental stewardship, or garden projects. 

Applications are accepted twice annually in the spring and fall. 

The Vancouver Park Board will provide funds up to $10,000 to match contributions from the community.

Projects must actively involve the local community and build neighborhood connections. 

Interested groups must submit a pre-application (expression of interest) with support of a registered not-for-profit organization. Park Board staff will invite eligible projects to submit a full application.

For more information about eligibility read the application guidelines (224 KB)

Fall 2020

Pre-application deadline To be determined
Application deadline To be determined

How to apply

  1. Read the application guidelines (171 KB)
  2. Submit a pre-application before the deadline. 

Download the pre-application form (1.5 MB)

Review a sample completed pre-application form (167 KB)

Park Board staff will review pre-applications to ensure proposed projects are appropriate. Staff may contact you with questions about your project proposal.

Eligible projects will be invited to submit a full application package.


Previous projects

View previous Neighbourhood Matching Fund projects in ArtFinder.

Make an outdoor mural

Interested in creating a mural in your community? Apply for paint supplies and support for your outdoor mural.

Suggested artist fees

Artist fees vary from project to project and it is ultimately up to the artist you work with. Artists with different levels of experience may have different rates for service. Some may choose to waive their fee.

We encourage you to support paying artists for their valuable services.

View suggested artist fees (Section C.1 - C.3, Canadian Artists Representation Copyright Collective website)

Elemental Earth project

Renfrew-Collingwood project

Contact Neighbourhood Matching Fund programmers

Mailing address
Neighbourhood Matching Fund
Vancouver Park Board
2099 Beach Ave
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4