Small Grants

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!

Neighbourhood Small 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.  Read the 2021 Penticton Neighbourhood Small Grant report for even more ideas!

Information Session

Information sessions will be planned when the next application cycle is open. In the meantime, if you have questions about applying, please email or call 250.490.2512.

Apply Today!

The final deadline to apply for a grant was May 16, 2022.  Check back in 2023 for the next application dates.

Small neighbourhood grants are also supported by Neighbourhood Small Grants, and the Vancouver Foundation.  

Youth Grants

For Youth Week 2022, the City of Penticton, and Community Foundation of South Okanagan Similkameen are partnering on small grants specifically for youth. These grants are for youth-led initiatives in our community.  If you have an idea, want to get youth involved, or know of someone that may be interested, please share this information with them!

The applications are now closed. Please check back in 2023 for information about the next round of grants!

Contact Us

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