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.
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.
For 2021, the Strategic Plan Grant application intake will open November 16, 2020.
This year two virtual Strategic Grant workshops will be held (date still to be determined). These workshops are designed to provide a detailed overview of the grant application, the process and provide applicants the opportunity to ask questions.
The application deadline is January 31, 2021.
An External Grant Review Committee will assess each eligible application and make recommendations to Council for consideration and approval by April 30, 2021.
The payment of approved grants will occur early July 2021.
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.
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 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.