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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)

2022 Grants in Aid:
  • Gulf Islands Food Coop:  $10,000

       Gulf Islands Food Growers and Seed Libraries               Development

  • SGI Neighbourhood House: $10,000

       Pender Island Daycare Establishment

  • Galiano Activity Centre Society: $5,000

       Enhancement of Programming Equipment​

  • PIRAHA: $8,000

      Community Hall Tech and Lounge Improvements

  • Saturna Island Tourism Association: $1,000

      Saturna Island Hiking Trail Maps


  • Pender Island Museum: $1,875

       Yuletide Memories at the Museum

  • Mayne Island Health Centre: $7,000

       Electronic Medical Record System upgrade​

  • Pender Ocean Defenders: $2,500

       Whale Sighting Equipment

  • Gulf Islands Centre for Ecological Learning: $2,500

       Summer Earth Education Day Program Support

  • Pender Ocean Defenders: $500 

       The Salish Sea Event - presentation of film​


  • SGI CRC - Housing NOW: $6,000

       Housing NOW Initiative - Populating Housing Registry

  • SGI Neighbourhood House: $10,000

       Organization Development Project - Capacity building ​

  • SGI CRC - The Crisp Festival: $1,500

       2022 CRISP Festival

  • Gulf Islands Food Co-op: $10,000

       Gulf Islands Food Growers and Seed Libraries              


  • Salish Sea Marine Rescue Society: $1,900

       Radio Communications Improvements

  • Plumtree Court:  $7,500

       Affordable Housing Expansion - Professional Study for                 Well Test

  • Saturna Community Club: $5,000

       Saturna Community Hall Heating System

  • Mayne Island Agriculture Hall Society and Fall Fair: $4,576

      Mayne Island Heritage Revitalization Initiative Agricultural            Hall - Grounds update​

  • The Galiano Club: $6,000

       Galiano Community Hall Storage Shed

  • Circle Salt Spring Education Society: $2,500

       Update Strategic Plan

Previous Years Grants in Aid
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