Apply for a Grant

Our 2021 Community Grants are now closed.  Please check back in February 2022 for our next intake.

Is your organization planning an exciting project within the next year that would really benefit the community if only you were able to access some funding? Is yours a charitable organization, or can you enlist the support of a charity willing to sponsor your project? If so, we invite you to submit an application for a grant from the Osprey Community Foundation. While much of the funds generated within the Foundation are already targeted by donors for specific charitable purposes, we also have several funds that generate income we can use more generally for community granting.

This year, Osprey Community Foundation is offering four types of grants.

  1. General Community Grants– Community Grants for charitable programs and projects. Deadline: Tuesday April 20th, 5pm. 
  2. BC Festival of the Arts Legacy Fund Grants – Grants from a fund specifically designated for supporting artists. Each year a different discipline is selected. (If your arts-related proposal doesn’t fall into this category, you may still apply for a General Community Grant.) In 2021 the discipline is Music Arts.Deadline: Tuesday April 20th, 5pm.
  3. Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants – Opening Feb. 23rd. Neighbourhood Small Grants is based on a simple but powerful idea – that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share. We give grants from $50 to $500 to support projects that bring people together, share skills and knowledge, build a sense of belonging and responsibility, and respect and celebrate diversity. Have a great idea to build community and reduce isolation? Apply for a grant and bring your idea to life! Deadline: Tuesday April 20th Click here to find out more.
  4. Projects That Enhance the Lives of Seniors: Grant applications are accepted year round at Friends of Nelson Elders in Care, which administers seniors-related grants on Osprey’s behalf. Click here for more information.

To apply for a General Community or BC Festival of the Arts Legacy Fund grant follow the steps below.

Please review the 2021 Granting Guidelines before applying for a General Community or Arts Legacy Fund grant. If you are applying for an Arts Legacy Fund grant, you will also need to review the 2021 Arts Legacy Fund Guidelines.

You can download the application questions  to help plan your application in advance. Note: the documents below are for planning purposes only! Please do not submit a PDF as  your formal application. You must complete the online application form by clicking the Apply For a Grant button below.

Community Grants Application Questions for Review Only
BC Arts Legacy Application Questions for Review Only

Applications are accepted through our online application software. Click the Apply for a Grant button below and then click the “Create New Account” button to start to fill out your information. If you are not able to If you are not able to submit an electronic application please email to request a paper application.


We’ve provided some grant writing aids to help you submit an effective proposal.

Nelson & District Seniors Coordinating Society



2020 Final Report (PDF(Word.doc)

2020 Grant Project Change/Extension Request (PDF)  (Word.doc)

Qualified Donee Sponsorship Agreement (PDF)  (Word.doc)