Grants in Aid

Grants in Aid are one-time grants awarded to community non-profit organizations operating within the Juan de Fuca, Salt Spring Island and Southern Gulf Islands Electoral Areas.
They are awarded to projects or activities which are beyond the scope of CRD services and represent an appropriate use of tax dollars to benefit the Electoral Areas.

For more information please contact Melody Pender

e:  p: 250-629-3475

2021 Grants in Aid:
  • Mayne Island Community Centre Society: $638.40

       Bike Rack Project​

  • Salish Sea Marine Rescue Society: $3,000

       Electronic Communication Headsets           

       During COVID-19​

  • SGI Community Resource Centre Society: $4,000

       Training Certification and Education Course​

  • Ptarmigan Arts Society: $4,000

       SGI Reconciliation Website Creation​

  • Gulf Islands Galisle Affordable Rental Housing Society: $6,000

      Affordable Housing Water Management Plan and            Septic Plan​


  • Mayne Island Housing Society: $6,000

       Affordable Housing Predevelopment Assessments

  • South Pender Historical Society: $5,000

       S,DÁYES/Pender Educational Video​

  • Coast Salish Peoples of Galiano Society: $5,000

       Southern Gulf Islands Indigenous Database​

Previous Years Grants in Aids
How To Apply:

Applications for Grants-in-Aid are received throughout the year, and are submitted by email or fax to the Electoral Area Director for the region from which the application originates:


Grant in Aid Guide (download)

GIA Application Form (download)

2020 Grants in Aid:

  • Galiano Club: $5,500
    Food Bank funds (during COVID 19) and planting coastal Douglas fir seedlings  

  • Saturna Community Club: $2,500
    Take home meals for seniors (during COVID 19)

  • PIHARA: $5,000
    Youth Leadership Training Program


  • Gulf Islands Food Co-Op: $5,000
    Squash Festival


  • South Pender Historical Society: $5,000


  • Ptarmigan Arts: $3,000
    Mosaic Festival


  • Pender Island Junior Sailing: $2,977.30
    Equipment to run courses

  • SGI CRC: $4,360.00
    Tetaces Climate Action Project Course Evaluation Workshop    

  • Coast Salish Peoples Society: $5,000
    Non Affiliated Indigenous Peoples of the Gulf Islands Project    

  • Piers Island Association: $1,625.00 
    Green initiative workshops on decreasing carbon footprint    

  • Access to Media Education Society: $2,442.37
    Galiano showing of Dust n Bones