Community Incentives Program

Picture submitted by 2020 CI Recipient

The SNA Community Incentives Program is supported by Neighbourhoods Alive! The objective of the program is to connect Spence residents, build community capacity, and promote community well-being. Activities, events, initiatives, and programs that contribute to a thriving Spence Neighbourhood may receive incentives up to a maximum of $5,000. Each year SNA gives out $50,000 to community initiatives through this program. In the Spring, SNA sends a call for applications, and a committee reviews presentations from the applicants before funding is approved. Approved applicants will receive a portion of their allocated funds upon the approval of their applications, and the remainder of the funds will be given out upon receipt of a full report.

Submitted by 2020 CI Recipient

How to Apply:

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There are 2 intakes for 2022-2023

Deadline for applications for the first intake is midnight, June 17th, 2022.
Applications for the second intake are Closed.

​SNA would like to thank you for applying to the Community Incentives Program. We will be conducting interviews with applicants in the weeks following each intake. We require that all applicants attend a safe 10-minute interview with the committee.

To qualify for an incentive, your project should:

  • Reflect the program objective of community building/connecting
  • Have identified support of local residents
  • Be sponsored by local groups (not individuals)
  • Not be used for capital improvements to private property unless the property has been made available, free of charge,
  • For community use and the improvements relate to the proposed community use
  • Must have COVID-19 contingency plans
  • Must be completed by October 30, 2022 for first intake.

Examples of eligible projects: block parties, community celebrations, neighbourhood cleanups, community gardens and other such projects that support community connecting. Ensure all social distancing and COVID-19 requirements are being adhered to.

Eligible costs include materials and supplies, equipment or other rentals and staffing costs, but cannot be used for stipends or honorariums for participation.


Reporting for the first Intake is due 30 days after the completion of the project or by November 30, 2022 whichever is sooner.

Reports must be submitted with copies of receipts or other proof of expenses. Please contact the Community Liaison if you are not sure if your proof of expense is acceptable. We also encourage photos, posters, and other documents.

2022/2023 Reporting Package:

Please select the following to complete the required report:

Final Project Report Form:  Final 2022-2023 CI Report

It will be submitted electronically to:

If you have any questions, please contact

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