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Grants in Aid
2021 Update:
Covid Restart 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

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)

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​

In 2021, Director Howe allocated over $113 000 of Provincial Covid Restart money to the Grants-In-Aid fund to support the SGI communities.​ Community groups were able to apply for funding to address shortfalls that have resulted from Covid.

The recipients of the special Covid Restart Grants-in-Aid are as follows:

  • Galiano Activity Centre: $5000

       Outdoor children/youth programming during Covid-19

  • Yellowhouse Art Centre Society: $5000 

       Media equipment to pivot online during Covid-19​


  • Pender Island Recreation & Ag Hall Assoc: $27,000

       Revenue shortfalls, program restarts, technology​

  • Seed Library of Galiano: $3000

       Technology to pivot seed library to a website ​

  • Saturna Community Club: $20,000

       Revenue shortfalls, program restarts, technology

  • Pender Island Conservancy: $5000

       Program restart funding

  • Galiano Recycles: $12,000

       Program restart funding

  • Active Passive Performance Society (Galiano):  $4772.31

       Purchase video production package

  • Saturna Recreation Centre Society: $7200

       Revenue shortfall, program restart, technology

  • Galiano Affordable Living Initiative Society: $4800

Previous Years Grants in Aids
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