City Grants

City Grants

The City of St. John's grants and subsidies program will make available limited financial and other resources to non-profit groups, organizations and individuals whose application supports the City's Strategic Directions. Funding is available in the following categories:

Community Groups & Organizations
Special Events & Festivals
Sporting Groups & Organizations
Youth Travel: Sport or Non-Sport
Artists & Art Organizations
Capital Grant

Each applicant is required to complete the Grant Application Form and submit with the required attachments no later than the last Friday of January.
Applications from groups/organizations must be accompanied by financial statements for the previous year (audited if available), current year budgets, three-year forecast budgets (if available), and evidence of adequate effort to secure financial support from the private sector and other levels of government.
Only one request per individual, group or organization will be considered in a fiscal year.  With the exception for City partnerships; all programs, projects, and undertakings should be consolidated in the one request.
Please select the appropriate grant to download the application. 

Community Groups & Organizations
The City of St. John's supports non-profit groups and organizations seeking financial assistance to run programs and services that are educational, multicultural, recreational or inclusive and take place within the City.

Special Events & Festivals
The City of St. John's supports non-profit organizations producing multi-faceted events of one or more days, taking place within the City.  Events should; generate economic activity, showcase and develop cultural assets, enrich the life of the community, enhance community engagement and appeal to a varied audience. 

Sporting Groups & Organizations
The City of St. John's supports non-profit organizations that enhance participation primarily in youth sport and/or maximize the use of facilities, within the City.  Eligible sporting groups and organizations must be sanctioned by a Provincilal Sport Governing Body.

Youth Travel: Sport & Non-Sport
Youth is identified as up to 25 years of age when registered and attending a secondary or a post-secondary institution.

Youth Sport Travel
Travel funding assistance is available to youth residents of St. John's who have won the right to participate in amateur championship sporting events.  Funding for such travel is restricted to atlantic, national or international events.
Youth Non-Sport Travel
Travel funding assistance is available to youth residents of St. John's who are travelling out of province to attend formally sponsored symposiums, conferences, seminars, competitions, etc dealing with a wide range of interests including educational, cultural, social, political, which are designed and deemed to broaden ones horizons in these disciplines.

Please review the policy on Requests for Grants & Subsidies , prior to filling out and submitting an application for the above noted grants.

Artists  & Arts Organizations

The City of St. John's encourages the participation of citizens in the many facets of amateur and professional arts, emphasizing the importance of theatre, dance, music, writing, film, visual arts and crafts.
Grants to Artists (Individual) Application
The City of St. John’s provides grants to artists who are residents of St. John’s.
The City of St. John’s provides grants to  arts organizations that operate out of St. John’s.The City invests in projects that are of benefit to its citizens and visitors.

The policy, Support of the Arts Community, is available for your information.

Capital Grants to Community Groups
Non-profit groups and organizations seeking financial assistance for the construction, expansion or renovation of a facility that will meet a demonstrated need in the areas of recreational, cultural or other community service may apply for a Capital Grant.

Limited funds are available to assist non-profit groups or organizations within the City to construct or renovate community facilities where the applicant can demonstrate the need for the proposed facility as well as the ability to maintain it and fund the programs to be provided in the facility.

Review of the Applications
The Grants Review Committee or Experts Panel (Arts Grants) will review all applications received by the deadline date.  All grants will be awarded by April 30.

Deadline for applications: 4 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2016

For more information on Grants:
Call: 311 or 754-2489 or e-mail: