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 and builds community resilience as well as advances Council’s stated Values on Equity.
In 2020, Council approved $592,285 Strategic Plan Grant awards ranging from $1,500 to $32,500 with the average grant awarded of just under $10,000. In 2019, the total award was $491,315; ranging from $2,250 to $40,000 with the average award of just over $11,700.
2021 Strategic Plan Grants Announced
The City of Victoria is awarding 53 grants totalling more than $470,000 to local community organizations through its annual Strategic Plan Grant Program this year. 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.
This year, grants ranged from $2,500 to almost $28,000 with the average grant awarded being slightly more than $7,000. Some of the projects funded through the program this year focus on reconciliation with Indigenous communities, food security, peer counselling and housing supports. Learn more.
An External Grant Review Committee will assess each eligible application and make recommendations to Council for consideration and approval by April 30, 2021.
For more information on the Strategic Plan Grant, email email@example.com.
The payment of approved grants will occur in early July 2021.
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.
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 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.
The forms for the Strategic Plan Grant Application Package are listed below:
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.