Social Planning

City Grant Programs

The City of Richmond supports positive quality of life for all its residents and provides the annual City Grant Program to help support the work of community service organizations in the following areas:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Child Care
  • Health, Social & Safety
  • Parks, Recreation & Community Events

Grant Program Goals

  • To improve the quality of life of Richmond residents through a wide range of beneficial community programs
  • To assist primarily Richmond-based community groups to provide programs for residents
  • To build community and organizational capacity to deliver programs
  • To promote partnerships and financial cost sharing among the City, other funders and organizations.

Arts and Culture 
PDF Icon Project Assistance Guidelines
PDF Document Operating Assistance Guidelines
PDF Document Project Assistance User Guide 
PDF Document Operating Assistance User Guide
PDF Document Tips for Grant Writing (Little Dog Consulting)
PDF Document Project Assistance Budget Form Reference (Little Dog Consulting)

Contact: Katie Varney, Manager, Cultural Development 
Email: Katie.Varney@richmond.ca
Phone:  604-247-4941

Child Care
PDF Document Grant Program Guidelines
PDF Document Licensed Capacity Sample Form
PDF Document Project Budget Sample Form
PDF Document Project Timeline Sample Form
PDF Document Grant Application User Guide
PDF Document Social Development Strategy

Contact: Coralys Cuthbert, Child Care Coordinator
Email: Coralys.Cuthbert@richmond.ca 
Phone: 604-204-8621

Health, Social and Safety
PDF Document Grant Program Guidelines
PDF Document Grant Application User Guide
PDF Document Social Development Strategy

Contact: Lesley Sherlock, Social Planner
Email: Lesley.Sherlock@richmond.ca
Phone: 604-276-4220

Parks, Recreation and Community Events
PDF Document Grant Program Guidelines
PDF Document Grant Application User Guide

Contact:  Suzanna Kaptur
Email: Suzanna.Kaptur@richmond.ca
Phone: 604-233-3321

Getting Started
Please review the Program Guidelines (links below) before beginning the application process to ensure that you understand the goals and objectives, eligibility criteria, assessment considerations, and review process of the Grant Program you are applying for.

Access to the four Grant Programs is through the same portal. The Grant Applicant User Guide listed below provides a step-by-step guide through the City Grants Web-based System.

To begin your application, please access the web-based City Grants Application System by clicking on the link below.  Firefox and Google Chrome are recommended browsers.

Applicants who received a 2017 City Grant will need to submit a report about its use and outcomes by opening your 2017 application and completing the Grant Use/Final Report section. The submission deadline is now closed. Applications for 2018 Grants will be accepted in the Fall of 2017.  Please check back in September for the opening and closing dates.

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