Operating Grants

The grant application deadline each year is February 1. Submit Small Sparks applications any time.

Types of Operating Grants

Community or Social Services

  • For non-profit groups
  • To address community or social issues
  • Or to provide access to community services
  • Directly benefit the Saanich community

Community Association

  • For eligible, active community associations
  • To defray annual administrative costs
  • Get up to $1,100 for community populations smaller than 10,000
  • Get up to $1,650 for community populations larger than 10,000
  • Get annual liability insurance grant of up to $500 per year

Community Dry Grad

  • For a Saanich secondary school graduating class
  • To promote an alcohol-free event
  • Receive up to $5 per graduating student


Submit your Application Form [PDF - 449 KB] to Finance by February 1 of that year.