Community Environmental Sustainability Project Grant 

NOTE:  The 2024 Intake period is closed.  This page will be updated in 2025

The purpose of the Community Environmental Sustainability Project Grant is to support small and creative environmental projects not already covered by existing City of Nanaimo grants - including the Community Watershed Restoration Grant. Program funding will be used to support community based projects intended to support the Green Nanaimo policies and outcomes outlined in City Plan: Nanaimo ReImagined. Funding will be available annually to community organizations, environmental non-profits, participants in the Acting Together for Climate Change program, and groups that have established or plan to establish a program or project to tackle critical environmental and climate issues locally and help raise awareness of those issues in the community. 


Guidelines and Criteria

Grant guidelines and criteria provide valuable information for grant applicants regarding the intent of the grant, who is eligible to apply, how much funding is available, and how the applications will be evaluated.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for the grant?

The 2024 Intake is closed.  Check back in 2025.  

My organization/project is located outside the City of Nanaimo boundaries. Are we eligible?

Organizations and individuals applying for funding must be proposing a project that primarily serves Nanaimo residents and is located within the City of Nanaimo boundaries.

Do I need to own the property my proposed project will be on?

Where the proposed project is on land not owned by the applicant, landowner permission is required. This includes property owned by the City of Nanaimo and other levels of government.  Individual applicants (not part of a non-profit society or neighbourhood group) must own the property on which the project is proposed. 

Does the project need to be completed by the end of the year?

Applicants will be required to submit a report within one year of being awarded the grant funding.  While the project itself doesn’t have to be completed in this timeframe all grant funding must be spent within the year.

Further Questions?

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Last updated: July 22, 2024

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