Community Grants

New Community Grant Policy in effect as of January 1, 2024. Please read the Grant Policy before submitting your application.

Apply for a community grant for your non-profit group or organization

The City's community grant program supports cultural, athletic and volunteer assistance groups that provide a service or promote activities beneficial to Burnaby's residents.

The City also supports non-profit organizations that organize community events and festivals. The Executive Committee of Council processes all grant applications.

Review the Community Grant Policy and Application Form below for more details.

Evaluation criteria

We evaluate your grant applications on the following criteria:

  • The number of Burnaby residents the program or service will serve and benefit.
  • Community support for your organization.
  • How will you address a need in the community?
  • Which city goals and objectives is the program or service meeting?
  • How will the funds be used in Burnaby?
  • What other sources of funding do you have?
  • Your organization's needs.

Requests not supported by Burnaby Community Grants

Our grants program doesn't approve requests to:

  • cover the costs for your organization's past events
  • your organization's past deficits or capital improvements
  • provide funding your organization to donate to non-Burnaby based, third party non-profit organizations

Application deadline

There will be 2 intake periods for Community Grant Applications in 2024:

  • Spring intake: applications will be accepted until March 1, 2024.
  • Fall intake: applications will be accepted until September 1, 2024.

Submit your grant application

Complete the application and mail or email to:

Legislative Services
4949 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC, V5G 1M2 

[email protected]

Acknowledging the City's support

If you're a successful applicant, you must acknowledge the City's financial assistance on all the program's communications and promotional materials, including brochures, posters, advertisement, websites, news releases, signs, etc.

You can acknowledge the City by using our logo per our Logo Usage Guide for Community Grant Program. Download logos below. 

Have questions?

Legislative Services (formerly City Clerk's Office)

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