Great Neighbourhoods

The City of Penticton's Official Community Plan identifies the importance of complete, vibrant and great neighbourhoods. There are many aspects of a great neighbourhood. Two important ways that residents can contribute to great neighbourhoods include getting to know your neighbours, and taking time to find opportunities to make your neighbourhood an even greater place to live, work, and age!

Small Neighbourhood Grants

The City of Penticton and Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen are working together to provide small grants for neighbours and community members to use to take small-scale actions that have impacts on the health, wellness, and safety of our community and residents. 

Residents of Penticton can apply for a small grant ($50 to $500) for projects that make their neighbourhood (or a part of Penticton) greater places to live, work, and age. Examples of previous projects include activities such as block parties, little libraries, sharing cupboards, jamming sessions, film nights, and community gardens and harvest suppers. 

Interested in applying? While formal applications closed August 31, there is a small amount of funds available. If you are interested in submitting an application for these funds, please email

Grants are provided on a first-come, first-served basis until all of the funding is allocated to initiatives. There is approximately $500 available. The final deadline to apply for a grant was August 31, 2021. 

Small neighbourhood grants are also supported by Neighbourhood Small Grants, the South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services, and the Vancouver Foundation.  

Contact Us

Social Development
Phone: 250-490-2512, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.