PAUSED: 2023 Strategic Plan Grant Program
The City's annual Strategic Plan Grant program was developed to award funding to eligible organizations, through a competitive process, that are working on a project or program that support the actions and outcomes of the City of Victoria's 2019-2022 Strategic Plan objectives, and builds community resilience and advances Council’s stated Values on Equity.
Please note that the Strategic Plan Grant program is currently paused until City Council has had the opportunity to discuss and provide direction on how the grant program should proceed moving forward and its associated timeline.
2022 Strategic Plan Grant Recipients
In 2022, the City of Victoria awarded grants totalling approximately $512,000 to 67 local community organizations through its annual Strategic Plan Grant program. These grants help advance the City’s strategic objectives to improve the quality of life for residents of Victoria and to continue to build community resilience to respond to future challenges.
For more information on the Strategic Plan Grant, email email@example.com.
Each year, non-profit and community organizations are invited to submit applications for the City’s annual Strategic Plan Grant funding by January 31.
In 2021, Council provided more than $470,000 in Strategic Plan Grants to 53 community organizations. Close to $500,000 in funding is available this year.
Strategic Plan Grants are awarded for projects and programs that support one or more of Council’s eight objectives that guide the City’s work:
1. Good Governance and Civic Engagement
2. Reconciliation and Indigenous Relations
3. Affordable Housing
4. Prosperity and Economic Inclusion
5. Health, Well-Being and a Welcoming City
6. Climate Leadership and Environmental Stewardship
7. Sustainable Transportation
8. Strong, Liveable Neighbourhoods
The payment of approved grants will occur in early July 2022.
The annual application deadline is January 31.
NOTE: Only those organizations that have submitted a complete Final Report for evaluation will be considered for funding. For 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.
Strategic Plan Grant Application Package
The Application Package contains the Application Checklist, Strategic Plan Grant Application, and if applicable, the Strategic Plan Grant Final Report, below.
Character limits are in place and any words beyond that limit will not be taken into consideration. No supplementary documentation (e.g., letters of recommendation, 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.
Need 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.