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

2019 Grants in Aid:

  • Pender Island Conservancy: $3,000 
    Salish Sea Stars - Climate Action Summit


  • Mayne Island Housing Society: $5,000
    project development


  • Pender Island Trust Protection Society $3,075
    Climate Change Community Service Seminar


  • PIRAHA: $7,500
    parking lot project


  • Mayne Island Residents & Ratepayers Assn: $2,500
    Fallow Deer project


  • S. Pender Historical Society: $2,200
    Pender Reconciliation Initiative


  • Pender Island Childcare Society: $955
    Pre Kindergarten music and dance classes


  • SGI Community Resource Centre Society:  $4,000
    Salish Sea Registry implementation


  • Mayne Island Conservancy: $5,000
    Mayne/Galiano Conservancy joint bio blitz 2019


  • Galiano Activity Centre Society: $5,000
    Enhancement of early years playground


  • Pender Island Organic Garden Society: $961.39
    Repair community garden fence


  • SGI Community Resource Centre: $4,000
    SENCOTEN-English songwriting project


  • SGI Community Resource Centre:  $5,000
    SGI Volunteer program implementation


  • Galiano Club: $3,400
    equipment purchase for cinema


  • Gulf Islands Food Co-op: $6,000
    program to increase food production


  • Saturna Community Club: $4,954
    Meals to Seniors at home pilot project


  • SSIITS:  $5,000
    Tour des Iles Festival 2019


  • South Pender Historical Society: $4,500
    First Nations Leadership & Elders meeting


  • Ptarmigan Arts Society: $4,500
    First Nations & SGI's connecting youth through music


  • Salish Sea Renewable Energy Co-op. $5,000
    Climate Action & Renewable Energy outreach in SGI's


  • Mayne Island Integrated Water Systems Society: $1,000
    educational workshops for water system mgrs in SGI's


  • SIMRES: $1,000
    Project assitance


  • South Pender Historical Society: $3,000


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)

2018 Grants in Aid:

  • Moving Around Pender: $4,907
    Completion of Pilot Project


  • Moving Around Pender: $3,836
    Bus parking relocation


  • South Pender Historical Society: $1,600
    2017 Reconciliation Initiative


  • Galiano Island Community Transport Society: $5,000
    Transportation Pilot Project


  • Pender Island Sr. Housing Society: $5,000
    Proposed development options and early planning study.


  • Pender Animal Welfare Society: $6,000
    dog park fencing and gate


  • SIMRIS: $3,500
    High quality underwater camera


  • SSIITS: $5,000
    Tour des Iles Festival 2018


  • South Pender Historical Society $5,000
    Totem pole carved by Tsawout artist


  • SSIITS: $2,500
    development of webite and reservation system for TDI


  • Mayne Island Conservancy: $3,700
    Stewards in Action Restoration Project


  • Int'l Institute for Childs Rights & Dev: $4,400 
    Pender training Retreat for Youth and Youth Workers


  • Galiano Island Conservancy: $2,000
    Musical Walkalong for Learning


  • Mayne Island Housing Society: $5,000
    start up fees for Housing society


  • Mayne Island Pathways: $4,119
    Trail building


  • Galiano Island Conservancy: $5,000 
    washroom facilities


  • Galiano Museum Society: $2,500
    Museum building


  • Three on the Tree Productions: $1,500
    SNAIL -  interdisciplinary, multi-generational performance at the Pender Island Community Labyrinth

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