Granting Programs

Granting Programs

Have a great idea? Our neighbourhood grants turn local ideas into tangible actions. The CSW program offers grants of up to $1000 to residents in the eligible neighbourhoods mentioned below. Grants are awarded to resident-led projects that increase social inclusion, economic participation or foster truth and reconciliation in neighbourhoods.

Have a Great Idea for 2022?


Neighbourhood Grants turn local ideas into tangible actions!

The City offers grants of up to $1000 to residents for project ideas that:

  • Build Inclusive Neighbourhoods
  • Foster Truth & Reconciliation
  • Increase Economic Participation

Eligible communities include: Abbeydale, Acadia, Bankview. Beltline, Bridgeland, Crossroads, Downtown Core, East Village, Greenview, Highland Park and Thorncliffe, Kingsland, Manchester, Spruce Cliff and Rossarock.

Grants are also available for residents in the following neighbourhoods that are part of the Community Hub Initiative  :

North of McKnight Community Hub at Genesis Centre: Castleridge | Coral Springs | Falconridge | Martindale | Saddleridge | Taradale 

Village Square Community Hub: Pineridge | Rundle | Temple | Whitehorn 

Bob Bahan Recreation Centre: Albert Park-Radisson Heights | Dover I Erin Woods | Forest Lawn | Penbrooke Meadows 

Sunalta Community Association: Sunalta 

Bowness Community Association: Bowness, Montgomery and Greenwood Village.

Grants are reviewed monthly so please have your applications submitted by the 1st of each month to provide enough time for your application to be reviewed.

For more information contact: NeighbourhoodGrants@Calgary.ca

What neighbourhood Grants are available in your community?


Here are project ideas to inspire you to use the grant and stay connected with your neighbours in 2022.

Increase economic participation

Do you have an idea that will help keep money in people’s pockets? Will your idea remove financial barriers for those in your neighbourhood?

Project Examples

  • Learn to cook & can goods (online & ingredients delivered safely to participants)
  • Sports equipment lending library (following AHS safety guidelines)
  • Host online neighbor skills share sessions (crochet, card making, and gardening skills)

Build inclusive neighbourhoods

Do you have an idea that will help others feel welcome and involved? Will your idea build connections between neighbours from different backgrounds?

Project Examples

  • Decorating door kits for Neighbour Day
  • Diversity outdoor mural
  • Activity kits for kids (indoor & outdoor components)
  • Gardening group workshops to stay connected (Indoor & outdoor components)

Foster truth & reconciliation

Do you have an idea that will build relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous neighbours? Will your idea connect people to Indigenous history or culture, acknowledge what happened in the past or address the impact of colonial practices?

Project examples

  • Online ribbon skirt making class
  • Walks with an Indigenous Elder
  • Host an outdoor drum circle in a local park
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