My Great Neighbourhood Grant Program
The My Great Neighbourhood Grant program is all about community.
This program helps residents animate public space, develop and enhance a sense of community and leave a positive legacy in our neighbourhoods. You are invited to apply!
My Great Neighbourhoods Grants
This grant program is now open for 2022. Grants will be reviewed on a monthly basis and funds will be distributed on a first come, first funded basis. This grant process will close on October 31, 2022.
If you have a great idea for a project, reach out to your neighbourhood liaison to begin discussions on how to proceed.
When starting to prepare your application, we suggest you read the "Application 'How To' Guide" PDF document below. When you have finished preparing your application, please copy and paste the content into the "Online Grant Application" online form below.
What qualifies as a good project for this grant program?
- Initiated and implemented by local residents
- Animate community spaces
- Create gathering spots or activities that bring people together
- Contribute to neighbourhood pride and enhance quality of life
- Promote community development
- Could serve as a neighbourhood improvement campaign
- Can be a pilot project
The City will provide up to $5,000 for placemaking projects and community resiliency projects and up to $1,000 for activities. The community matches City funding, through a combination of volunteer labour, donated services, donated materials and other funds raised. Any not-for-profit organization, school or ad hoc groups of residents can apply, although a sponsor must be found for those without not-for-profit status. Projects must take place within the City of Victoria.
Placemaking projects may include:
Activity Projects might include:
Resiliency Projects could include:
Your Neighbourhood Liaisons are available to assist you in working through your ideas and questions.
Burnside-Gorge, Oaklands, Hillside, Rockland
Gary Pemberton: firstname.lastname@example.org
Downtown-Harris Green, Fernwood, North Park, Vic West
Michael Hill: email@example.com
Fairfield, Gonzales, Jubilee, James Bay
Kimberley Stratford: firstname.lastname@example.org