Parkdale Community Association Micro-grants

PCA Micro-grants of up to $500 will be awarded to initiatives that encourage community involvement and good citizenship. The micro-grants will support resident-led initiatives that build community and social connections. This program is meant to encourage active citizenship by providing residents with funds to implement creative projects that benefit their local community.

You are welcome to email volunteer@parkdalecommunity.com for advice and feedback before you apply.

Please apply at least 4-6 weeks in advance of your project. At least one person on a project team must be 18 years of age or older.

Parkdale Community Association Micro-grants Project Application Form

PCA Micro-grants of up to $500 will be awarded to initiatives that encourage community involvement and good citizenship.
  • What will you do? Where? When? How will your project make Parkdale better?
  • Anticipated Expenses; Anticipated Revenues; Total amount requested (up to $500); Projects will be reimbursed after the event
  • How will you reach and welcome those who are new to your neighbourhood/community or that you haven’t connected with before? Who else will help you with your project? What will they contribute? What will they do? Will there be any permits/insurance requirements? If yes, please describe.

PCA Micro-Grant Guidelines

Applications due 4-6 weeks before initiative. 

PCA Micro-grants of up to $500 will be awarded to initiatives that encourage community involvement and good citizenship. The micro-grants will support resident-led initiatives that build community and social connections. This program is meant to encourage active citizenship by providing residents with funds to implement creative projects that benefit their local community. 

Considerations for PCA Micro-grants: 

  • Open to residents of Parkdale
  • Held in a public location 
  • Beneficial to the whole community 
  • Able to build a sense of belonging by creating connections between residents 
  • Support’s the PCA Mission – Creates an environment for people to connect in a complete and healthy community.

Who can apply? 

Individual organizers or neighbourhood groups within the community of Parkdale. At least one person on a project team must be 18 years of age or older. 

What can a PCA Micro-grant cover?

PCA Micro-grants can help with expenses that support community involvement. Items such as room rental, refreshments, arts supplies, sound equipment rental, for example, may qualify.

Micro-grants cannot cover:

  • Projects that have occurred before the granting decision is made. 
  • Alcohol-related expenses, which include, but are not limited to, the purchase of alcohol, the payment of salaries or fees associated with serving alcohol, and corkage fees. 
  • Block parties or other purely social events or fundraisers unless they have a clear plan to create further opportunities for the neighbourhood or community. 

How do you apply? 

Application forms are available above.

Application Process 

  • Please apply at least 4-6 weeks in advance of your project. 
  • We will contact you if we have any questions. 
  • We will notify applicants within two weeks of the date of the initiative if support is being awarded. 
  • Grants will be provided on a reimbursement basis. Please retain all receipts.

Who evaluates PCA Micro-grants? 

  • Members of the Parkdale Community Association Board of Directors will evaluate the applications. 

Project Examples:

  • Block Party that promotes neighbourhood and community
  • Meet Your New Neighbours gathering
  • Painted Hopscotch game on your street

If you are awarded a PCA Micro-grant, you will: 

  • Acknowledge the support of the program in project materials and presentations. 
  • Use our PCA logo that we will provide you, where applicable. 
  • Invite Board members to key project events. We would like to attend and see your project in action. 
  • Consult us first if you are thinking of changing the project or how you spend the grant. We will do our best to help initiatives respond to changing circumstances.