Mar 15, 2022

Have a great idea to enhance places in Colwood? 

The Create Places Grant is back again this year and we're looking for great ideas from community members like you to bring new energy to spaces in Colwood. The City is awarding up to $5,000 to be split between successful applicants to help make placemaking projects come to life. 

The concept of placemaking is helping to reimagine spaces around the world, transforming public spaces in unexpected ways through art, gardens, gathering areas, or other programming. Project ideas are endless, let your imagine run wild! Here are a few ideas that could help get the creativity flowing:   

  • community garden enhancement
  • boulevard enhancement
  • neighborhood gathering place
  • community pathway
  • decorative lighting display
  • community art display or mural
  • interpretive signage
  • community lending installation
  • playground enhancement
  • playable space
  • other projects that animate public space
  • addition of an activity/booth at a community event
  • bring your ideas!

Now is the time to get creative and start brainstorming ideas, connecting with neighbours, friends, or family, and get your ideas mapped out! All projects require a matching contribution from the community which may consist of volunteer labour, donated services, donated materials and supplies, and other funds raised. For all the details, review the Create Places Grant Policy and Create Places Grant Application. Applications will be accepted until April 10, 2022. Questions and completed applications can be sent to

Have a look at the four fantastic projects that were completed last year

Let's create places Colwood!