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.

2016 Grants Approved

Amount of Aid
Highland Heritage Park Society
Highland District Community Association $2000
West Shore Arts Council $1200
Air Cadet League of Canada $200
Belmont Secondary School $200
Big Brothers / Big Sisters
Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse $200
Greater Victoria Bike to Work Society
Habitat Acquisition Trust
Help Fill a Dream $100
Intermunicipal Advisory Committee on Disability Issues $200
Lakeside Elementary School $500
NEED2 Suicide Prevention Education and Support $600
Pacific Centre Family Services Association
RCMP Community Policing  $1000
Royal Canadian Legion
Vancouver Is. S. Film and Media Commission
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