City Grants

The City of Victoria has six grant programs.

The programs provide financial support to community organizations to advance important programs and services to residents. The program areas are:

Strategic Plan Grants are awarded annually by Council through a competitive process and are for eligible organizations working on a project or program that supports the actions and outcomes of the City of Victoria's 2019-2022 Strategic Plan Objectives.

Click here for frequently asked questions regarding the Strategic Plan Grants.

Micro Grants are maximum of $500 to cover supplies needed for food production in commons and community gardens. Council awards these through a competitive process annually and falls under the same policy as Strategic Plan Grants.

Click here for frequently asked questions regarding the Micro Grants.

Community Garden Volunteer Coordinator Grants are available to any neighbourhoods that manage and maintain community gardens as defined in the City’s Community Garden Policy.  Eligible programs also include community growing projects such as the Urban Food Tree Stewardship Program and community boulevard gardening. The grants are intended to provide funding for a person to conduct outreach and coordinate volunteers and to promote educational growing opportunities for the community.

Click here for frequently asked questions regarding the Community Garden Volunteer Coordinator Grants.

My Great Neighbourhood Grants support citizen-initiated projects and activities that animate community spaces and create gathering spots to bring people together. Click here to learn more about My Great Neighbourhood Grants.

Festival Investment Grants are guided by the Festival Investment Grant Policy and are awarded by Council through a competitive process annually.

Direct-Award Grants are paid to organizations that deliver a service on behalf of the City on an ongoing basis, including organizations that operate a City-owned facility. These grants are awarded annually by Council without a competitive process; annual reporting back to the City is required. Direct-Award Grants include:

  • Operating, youth programming and youth outreach grants to community and seniors centres
  • Per capita grants to each neighbourhood
  • Grants to Victoria Civic Heritage Trust and Victoria Heritage Foundation
  • Grant to Recreation Integration Victoria

If you have any further questions, please email grants@victoria.ca