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Municipal Grants Program

Each year, the City of Saint John proudly supports local organizations, businesses and property owners through its Municipal Grants Program. The Municipal Grants Program supports the City of Saint John in its ongoing pursuit to be a community of choice and promote economic health to residents and visitors. These grants are intended to strengthen our city and its residents by supporting community services, recreation, wellness, culture, art, events, environment, heritage and beautification.

Applicants must read the eligibility criteria and application guidelines before applying for a municipal grant. Applications open in December upon approval of Saint John Common Council.

Grants available for non-profit organizations

Community Grant
Supports healthy, active and inclusive communities through the delivery of social, cultural and recreational activities. Grants are available for organizational support; community projects; and special events. 

Community Arts Grant
Provides project support for non-profit organizations or groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline of the creative arts within the City of Saint John. 

Land for Public Purpose Grant 
Financial support is available to community groups within the City of Saint John whose project aims to develop a public space for the recreational enjoyment and use of citizens. 

Grants available for individuals, property owners and businesses

Beautification Grant Program
The purpose of the Beautification Grant is to invest in the facades of homes and landscaping front yards, as an effort to help beautify streets and neighbourhoods in the Central Peninsula. Eligible properties must be outside the Heritage District. Eligible investments include: siding, painting, entryways, architectural detailing, windows and landscaping. 

Heritage Grants
The Heritage Grant Program is an incentive program designed to encourage property owners to preserve designated heritage buildings and their character-defining elements.