Now Accepting TSBC Community Grant Program Applications

Now Accepting Applications for the TSBC Community Grant Program for 2024

Now Accepting Applications for the TSBC Community Grant Program for 2024

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Since 2009, Tire Stewardship BC has given out over $6 million dollars in community grants, funding more than 340 projects in over 90 British Columbia communities

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the TSBC Community Grant Program for 2024, which provides an opportunity for communities to use and benefit from a wide range of recycled tire products. TSBC will provide financial support to select organizations across the province that have chosen to use recycled tire rubber to begin or complete community projects. Applications are being accepted now until March 5, 2024 and can be submitted here for consideration. 

Photo: 2022 Community Grant Program recipient Emerson Park, White Rock

“From Osoyoos to Squamish to North Vancouver and beyond, we’ve worked with community partners from all across BC to create useful, beautiful spaces such as playgrounds, splash pads, hockey arena dressing rooms and bike paths, all using recycled rubber,” said Rosemary Sutton, Executive Director, Tire Stewardship BC. “In 2023, we provided grants to 10 organizations so that they could begin or upgrade their communities and recreational areas. Across the 10 projects, 27,921 scrap tires were used. We can’t wait to see what projects the 2024 recipients will create.”


Not-for-profit organizations within the province of BC are welcome to apply, including, municipalities; registered non-profit community groups or organizations; schools/colleges/universities; and First Nations and Métis settlements. Grants will be provided on a matching funds basis where the applicant must contribute an amount equal to or exceeding the grant requested, to a maximum of $30,000 including freight costs and installation. 

To qualify, the project must be fully accessible by all members of the public. The site must be wheelchair accessible, and you cannot apply for a grant if the project is already complete. Only products made in BC from BC scrap tires that come with a written warranty will be eligible for funding. Eligible projects typically include playgrounds, water parks or fitness areas, walkways, and running tracks. 

Photo: 2019 Community Grant Program recipient Anmore Elementary School, Anmore

Past recipients of TSBC’s Community Grant Program have included: Jubilee Park Playground in The District of North Saanich, the half-million dollar playground accessibility upgrade at École Roosevelt Park Community School in Prince Rupert and the Courthouse Playground in Victoria.

“I know the kids will continue to enjoy this expanded and accessible space for years to come,” said Karianne Pohl, Parent Action Committee member at École Roosevelt Park Community School.

For more information on TSBC’s Community Grant Program and to apply for a grant, visit


About Tire Stewardship BC 

Tire Stewardship BC is a not-for-profit society formed to accept responsibility for the provincial scrap tires recycling program. Tire Stewardship BC was founded in 2003 by the Tire & Rubber Association of Canada, The Retail Council of Canada, and the Western Canada Tire Dealers, with the addition of the New Car Dealers Association of BC in 2007, and it continues to be governed by a board that is made up of representatives from these four organizations. Tire Stewardship BC collects and recycles scrap tires into new products including playground surfaces, athletic tracks, horse mats, and garden mulch. Since 1991, over 100 million tires have been recycled in BC. 

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