Grants in Aid

Grants for social, cultural, recreational, special events services are provided by Town Council on behalf of residents of the Town of Ladysmith.  Only not-for-profit organizations are eligible for Civic Grants for these services.  Applications for Grants will be received for both new programs and existing services.

Programs and services are evaluated on the basis of need, appropriateness and demonstrated effectiveness.  All grants are for a one-year period (or less).  Applicants may be required to appear before the Government Services Committee to answer questions with respect to program services, finance, or other issues.  The purpose of the Town Grants is to assist citizens to organize themselves around community issues and projects.

For further information, please contact the Financial Services Coordinator at 250.245.6414 ext. 6210, or

New for 2024

The Grant in Aid Program has been updated for 2024 to reflect the growing number of requests received by Council for projects and special activities.  The changes ensure financial support for community not-for-profit organizations is distributed more equitably. 

As per the policy, Council will consider only one application per organization, per year. Organizations are requested to limit their request to a maximum of $10,000.  An organization may receive a Grant for up to four consecutive years. However. funding requests will be reduced incrementally per year as outlined in the policy.  Following the fourth year,  organizations are required to wait an entire Grant cycle before re-applying.  

Grants In Aid Policy               2023 Grants-In-Aid Awarded             Grants In Aid Application
Grants in Aid 2023 Reporting Summary Grant in Aid Report on Funding

Grant in Aid Report on Funding is due December 31st in the year grant was received.

Grant in Aid Applications are due December 15th for funding in the following year.