City Grant Programs

Coming Soon - 2024 Richmond Neighbourhood Block Party Fund

New for 2024! If you are a Richmond resident, neighbourhood group or strata and would like to host a block party, you and your neighbour (someone with a different address) may be eligible to apply for the Richmond Neighbourhood Block Party Fund. The application and the Block Party Planning Guide will be available starting March 18, 2024 for block parties taking place May 1 to October 31, 2024.

2024 City Grant Programs

Applications to the 2024 City Grant Programs are now closed. Accessing and reviewing previously submitted applications is still permitted.

Review a Grant Application

Applying for a Grant Online

  • Four of the six City Grant Programs use the same portal.
  • Visit the Environmental Enhancement Grant page for specific details. This grant offers registered non-profit organizations (and businesses and individuals who collaborate with them) to organize environmental events and initiatives to enhance Richmond’s natural environment.
  • Information sessions will be available to provide information about the 2024 Grant process. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend to learn about any changes to this year’s Grant process or Program Guidelines and to ask questions. Refer to the program information below for more details.
  • City Grants Frequently Asked Questions and Grant Writing Tips

About the Programs

The City of Richmond supports positive quality of life for all its residents and provides the annual City Grant Programs to help support the work of community service organizations in the areas outlined below. 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

Information Session

An information session will be held to provide information about the 2024 Grant process. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. This will be an opportunity to learn about any changes to this year’s Grant process or Program Guidelines and to ask questions.

Date: Thu, Sep 28, 2023
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Richmond Cultural Centre Performance Hall, 7700 Minoru Gate
Registration required

Contact: Camyar Chaichian, Program Manager, Community Cultural Development
Email: Camyar.Chaichian@richmond.ca
Phone: 604-247-8326

Child Care

The City of Richmond annually accepts and reviews online grant applications for Child Care Capital Grants and Child Care Professional and Program Development Grants. These grants help to support:

  • facilities
  • spaces
  • programming
  • equipment and furnishings
  • professional and program development support

Getting Started

Review the Program Guidelines (links below) before beginning the application process to ensure that the goals and objectives, eligibility criteria, assessment considerations, and review process of the Grant Program being applied for are understood.

The Grant Applicant User Guide listed below provides a step-by-step guide through the City Grants Web-based System. To begin the application process, 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 previous City Grant will need to submit a final report by opening the previous application and completing the Grant Use/Final report section. This must be submitted prior to beginning a new application.

The Child Care Capital Grant Program typically opens in late summer or early fall of each year. Check back for the dates of the next intake.

Information Session

An information session will be held each year at the start of the application window to provide information about the Grant process. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. This will be an opportunity to learn about any changes to this year’s Grant process or Program Guidelines and to ask questions.

Details of the Information Session for the 2025 grant process will be posted in late summer or early fall of 2024.

Contact: Chris Duggan, Program Manager, Child Care and Youth, Community Social Development

Phone: 604-204-8621
Email: Chris.Duggan@richmond.ca

Health, Social and Safety

Information Session

An information session will be held each year at the start of the application window to provide information about the Grant process. All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. This will be an opportunity to learn about any changes to this year’s Grant process or Program Guidelines and to ask questions.

Details of the Information Session for the 2025 grant process will be posted in late summer or early fall of 2024.

Contact: Dorothy Jo, Program Manager, Social Planning
Email: Dorothy.Jo@richmond.ca
Phone: 604-276-4391

Parks, Recreation and Community Events

Contact: Beayue Louie, Park Planner
Email: Beayue.Louie@richmond.ca
Phone: 604-244-1293

Environmental Enhancement

Richmond relies upon a healthy and diverse landscape to maintain quality of life, biological diversity and a resilient natural environment. Richmond residents play a key role in shaping the initiatives that contribute to healthy, diverse and functioning ecosystems. The City of Richmond's Environmental Enhancement Grant offers registered non-profit organizations and individuals an opportunity to organize environmental events and initiatives to enhance Richmond's natural environment.

Contact: Emily Sargent, Coordinator Richmond Nature Park
Email: parksprograms@richmond.ca
Phone: 604-238-6184

2023 Neighbourhood Celebration Grant

The 2023 Richmond Neighbourhood Celebration Grant Program was designed to provide up to $2,000 in funding support for groups of neighbours, not-for-profit organizations, school-based groups, and local artists to create events that connect residents of diverse backgrounds and build community in Richmond.

How to Apply

Applications to the 2023 Neighbourhood Celebration Grant Program are now closed. The deadline to apply was Feb 26, 2023 at 11:59pm PST.

Review the 2023 Neighbourhood Grant Application Guidelines Booklet for full program details, including eligibility and assessment criteria, eligible applicants, eligible project expenses, and post-event deliverables.
2023 Neighbourhood Grant Application Guidelines Booklet

Reporting Template for 2023 Grant Recipients

A Neighbourhood Celebration Grant Final Report is required for all grant recipients in order to be eligible for future funding opportunities through this program. Within four weeks following the completion of your event, complete the 2023 Final Report template below, save the file to your computer and then email it along with two photos from your event and two completed photo waivers (one for each photo) to RichmondHasHeart@richmond.ca.
2023 Neighbourhood Celebration Grant Final Report

Refund Cheque for Unused Grant Funding

If you have unused grant funding exceeding $50.00, you will need to provide a refund cheque to the City of Richmond within four weeks following the completion of your event. Mail a cheque using these details:

Name for the cheque: City of Richmond
Note in Memo line on the cheque: Unused funding from 2023 Neighbourhood Celebration Grant
Mailing address for the cheque:

Attn: Program Manager, Events
Arts, Culture & Heritage
City of Richmond
6911 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1

Email RichmondHasHeart@richmond.ca for any questions or assistance with the online application.

2024 Richmond Community Celebration Grant

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Thank you for your interest in the 2024 Richmond Community Celebration Grant Program. This Program is designed to provide funding support for not-for-profit organizations, not-for-profit faith-based groups, Parent Advisory Committees and Student Councils to host free public events that connect and build community in Richmond.

How to Apply

Applications to the 2024 Richmond Community Celebration Grant Program is now closed.

Review the 2024 Richmond Community Celebration Grant Application Guidelines Booklet for full program details, including eligibility and assessment criteria, eligible applicants, eligible project expenses and post-event deliverables.

2024 Richmond Community Celebration Grant Application Guidelines Booklet

Final Reporting Template for 2024 Grant Recipients

To be eligible for future funding opportunities through this Program, a Final Report is required to be submitted by all grant recipients. Within four weeks of your event, complete the 2024 Final Report template below, save the file to your computer and email it with two event photos and two signed photo waivers to RichmondHasHeart@richmond.ca.

2024 Richmond Community Celebration Grant Final Report
Photo Waiver


Refund Cheque for Unused Grant Funding

If you have unused grant funding exceeding $50.00, you will need to provide a refund cheque to the City of Richmond within four weeks following the completion of your event. Mail a cheque using these details:

Name for the cheque: City of Richmond
Note in Memo line on the cheque: Unused funding from 2023 Neighbourhood Celebration Grant
Mailing address for the cheque:

Attn: Program Manager, Events
Arts, Culture & Heritage
City of Richmond
6911 No. 3 Road
Richmond, BC V6Y 2C1

Email RichmondHasHeart@richmond.ca for any questions or assistance with the online application.