Grant in Aid

Applying for Grant in Aid

Application Guidelines:

  • Approval of all Grant requests shall be subject to the availability of sufficient funding within the District’s Annual Operating Budget.
  • Unless otherwise determined by a unanimous vote of Council, the maximum grant available for any purpose under Section 2 shall be the aggregate of the District’s latest Federal Government census multiplied by a per capita rate of $0.50.
  • Grants are generally intended for “not for profit” organizations which provide a direct benefit to the citizens of the District.
  • Organizations should rely on their own resources to continue their operations rather than continual on-going assistance from the District.
  • Grants are for one year only, and are for the year of the application only.
  • The deadline for receipt of completed grant applications is established at January 31, of each year to be advertised in January of each year.
  • Upon request, applicants will be afforded the opportunity to make a brief presentation to Council.
  • Council reserves the right to discontinue funding of any or all Grant in Aid to specific organization.
  • Applications approved or denied by Council shall be confirmed in writing to the organization by the District of Highlands.

Apply online for grant in aid and view the Grant in Aid Policy.

The deadline for receipt of completed grant applications shall be the end of January each year for the year in which the grant is requested.

2017 Grants Approved

Amount of Aid
Highland Heritage Park Society
Highland District Community Association $2500
Highlands Parks and Recreation Association $2000
West Shore Arts Council $200
Air Cadet League of Canada $200
Belmont Secondary School (Prom) $100
Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse
Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society $250
Habitat Acquisition Trust
IACDI - Intermunicipal Advisory Committee on Disability Issues
JDF +55 Activity Centre $150
NEED2 Suicide Prevention $600
Pacific Centre Family Services Association $1000
RCMP Crime Prevention - Community Policing $1600
Royal Bay School (Prom) $100
Vancouver Is. S. Film and Media Commission