Are you a part of a formal neighbourhood group, like a neighbourhood or homes association? Are you looking to fund a new project?

Applications open in fall each. Stay tuned for this year's deadline. 

Community cash grants

Funds can support operating expenses and/or project costs. Groups may apply for up to $5000 in operating or project grants. For more information, visit the City of Waterloo community cash grants website. 

If you have questions about whether your group is eligible, connect with neighbourhoods@waterloo.ca

Frequently asked questions for neighbourhoods

Can homes associations apply for a grant for programs/activities/events?
 Yes. The program/activity/event must be open to the full neighbourhood. Homes associations cannot apply for opportunities that just include their membership.
 If I am an affiliated organization that receives a foundational operating funding, can I apply for a cash grant?
 You can only apply for project funding, not operating funding.
If I am an affiliated organization that does not receive foundational operating funding, can I apply for a cash grant? 
Yes, you can apply for both operating and project funding. 
How do I know if my grant idea is a project? 
Projects should be one-time or new ideas for your group. This might be a new type of celebration or program, a special anniversary, a pilot idea, or other items. 
What are some examples of past neighbourhood grant ideas?
Outdoor beautification in neighbourhood spaces, operational funding for new affiliates, community programs, and new events.