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 2015-2018 Strategic Plan Objectives.
In 2018, Council approved $506,500 Strategic Plan Grant awards ranging from $1,000 to $40,000 with the average grant awarded of just over $11,000. In 2017, the total award was $537,500; ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 with an average award of just under $9,500.
For 2019, the Strategic Plan Grant applications will open November 15, 2018. The application deadline will be January 31, 2019. Continuing from the 2017 pilot project, an External Grant Review Committee will assess each eligible application and make recommendations to Council for consideration and approval by April 30, 2019. The payment of approved grants will occur early July 2019.
Only those organizations that have submitted a complete Final Report for evaluation will be considered for funding. For 2018 and all future awarded grants, the Final Report for the prior year will be due no later than September 30 of the following year.
Before You Start Your Application
Please review the relevant program policy and processes to ensure an understanding of the eligibility criteria, assessment criteria including Council’s weighted strategic priorities, grant definitions, review process and the final reporting requirements.
We have put together an Application Package containing the Application Checklist, the Strategic Plan Grant Application and if applicable, the Strategic Plan Grant Final Report.
New for 2018: Character limits are in place and any words beyond that limit will not be taken into consideration. No supplementary documentation (e.g. letters of recommedation, annual reports, etc.) will be reviewed unless specifically required to complete the application. You will need to save your form, add relevant signatures, and send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the required eligibility documentation. Only the listed eligibility documentation will be assessed.
The forms for the Strategic Grant Application Package are listed below:
Need Some Help Completing Your Application?
To help you complete your grant application, please review the Grant Writing Handbook from the Greater Victoria Community Funders’ Network. This document is to provide information that may be useful in preparing the Strategic Plan Grant Application and is to be used for informational purposes only.
To add leverage to your application and learn more about Other Funding Sources; the link provides a number of diverse funding sources available, including funding from other municipalities for projects that extend beyond the City of Victoria and collaborations or partnering.
For more information, please refer to the guidelines below.