Grants & Exemptions

The District of Squamish accepts grant applications from not-for-profit organizations in Squamish once a year for grants to be considered in following year's budget. Community Enhancement Grants are considered as part of the budget process. 

The District of Squamish would like to provide consistent, equal treatment and consideration for all applicants. There is no obligation on the part of Council to grant exemptions.

For more information about Community Enhancement Grants, please contact us at 604-892-5217 or by email.

2018 Community Enhancement Grants 

The application period for 2018 Community Enhancement Grants is now open. The deadline to apply October 1, 2017.

  • Download the application form.
  • Applicants may be asked to appear before Council, within the budget process. No tentative dates have been set.
  • Applicants receiving grants will be advertised in the newspaper, on this website, and will receive a confirmation letter after the 2018 budget is approved.
  • Please note: the submission email address has been changed

Click here to view the Community Grant Policy.

Learn more about Council's Strategic Plan.

Permissive Tax Exemptions for 2018

Permissive Tax Exemptions are a method that the District of Squamish, supported by Council, may support voluntary non-profit organizations by exempting land or improvements or both, from taxation under section 224 of the Community Charter. The District of Squamish is now accepting applications for Permissive Tax Exemptions. Previous successful applicants of Permissive Tax Exemptions will be receiving applications to reapply.

Section 224 of the Community Charter and the requirements of the District of Squamish Permissive Tax Exemption policy apply.
If your organization can demonstrate eligibility you are welcome to apply for an exemption.

View the policy and application form.

The application process for exemptions beginning for the 2018 taxation year is now open. The deadline to apply is August 25, 2017.