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

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  

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)

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


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