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.


Pictures submitted by 2023-2024 CI Recipients

How to Apply:

The SNA Community Incentives Program 2024-25’s first intake is now closed.

The deadline for applications is closed.

First Intake Projects must be finished by December 31, 2024.

If you have any questions contact

Applications 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

Examples of eligible projects: block parties, community celebrations, neighbourhood cleanups, community gardens and other such projects that support community connecting.

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

To submit an application:  Community Incentives 2024/2025 Application


Reporting for the first intake is due 30 days after the completion of the project or by January 31, 2025, whichever is sooner.

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

To Report: 2024 – 2025 Community Incentive Program Final Report

If you have any questions, please contact

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