Grant in Aid

Applying for Grant in Aid

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 February each year for the year in which the grant is requested.

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 capital 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.
  • Applicants are encouraged to have their applications handed into the District by January 31 of each year, the absolute deadline is February 28.  
  • The District will advertise its Grant in Aid Program 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.

2023 Grants Approved

Amount of Aid
Highland Heritage Park Society
Highlands District Community Association$3100
Highland Parks and Recreation Association$2000
West Shore Arts Council$500
 Royal Canadian Legion #91 $1000
Capital Region Food & Agriculture Initiatives Roundtable$200
Capital Bike - Go By Bike Week 2023$200
IACDI - Intermunicipal Advisory Committee on Disability Issues
NEED2 Suicide Prevention$1500
Peninsula Streams Society$1000
West Shore RCMP Detachment$1532
Juan de Fuca Performing Arts Centre Society$100