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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)

2023 Grants in Aid:
  • Mayne Island Conservancy:  $1,000

      Public Education Event for Feral, Invasive Fallow


  • Diversity and Inclusion Salt Spring Island (DIASSI): $1,000

       Salt Spring Pride Festival

  • Yellowhouse Arts Centre- Galiano: $2,500

       Arts Programming Space Enhancement- Equipment

  • Gulf Islands Centre of Ecological Learning: $2,750

      Assistance to cover camp expenses and subsidize        fees

  • South Pender Historical Society: $2,500

      Recording the South Pender history on podcasts of        W̱SÁNEĆ and early settlers.


  • Active/Passive Performance Society: $1,500

       Galiano Events Lighting Package

  • Mayne Island PAC: $10,000

       Teacherage Restoration Project

  • SGI Community Resource Centre: $5,000

       Housing NOW - process development for data               security

  • Pender Island Farmers Institute: $1,500

       Pender Island Fall Fair

  • Ptarmigan: $4,250 

       Professional Recording of Medicine


  • Mayne Island Housing society: $20,000

       Predevelopment expenses

  • Galiano Food Bank: $5,000

       Purchase of new freezer

  • Pender Island Ocean Defenders $2,900

       Critical Distance Exhibit

  • Institute for Multidisciplinary Ecological Research in the Salish Sea: $5,000

       Xetthecium Eco-cultural mapping project

  • Salish Sea Marine Rescue Society: $4,500

       Multifunctional Displays for Rescue Craft

  • Galiano Trail Society: $10,000

       Walking Trails

  • Galiano Literary Festival Society  $4,362

       Website Design and Build

  • Saturna Athletic Association: $5,000

       Funding Support for Tractor Replacement

  • Salish Sea Inter-Island Transportation Society: $5,000

      2023 Tour des Iles Festival

  • SGI Community Resource Centre: $2,000

        2023 CRISP Festival

  • Piers Island Assocation: $5,000

       Waste Removal and Recycling Event

Previous Years Grants in Aid
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