In response to COVID-19, Council directed staff to undertake a second round of Strategic Plan grants of up to $250,000 with an exclusive focus on recovery projects related to COVID-19. Find out more here.
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.
The first round of Strategic Plan Grants for 2020 is now closed with Council approving an additional $100,000 increasing the total budget to $592,000. In 2019, Council approved $491,315 Strategic Plan Grant awards ranging from $2,250 to $40,000 with the average grant awarded of just under $11,700. In 2018, the total award was $506,500; ranging from $1,000 to $40,000 with an average award of just over $11,000.
In response to COVID-19, Council directed staff to undertake a second round of Strategic Plan grants of up to $250,000 with an exclusive focus on recovery projects related to COVID-19. This one-time-limited grant program is specifically designed to ignite and nurture communit-based COVID-19 recovery work as well act as a new catalyst to kick-start our city's resurgence.
For 2020, the Strategic Plan Grant application intake will open November 15, 2019.
Strategic Plan Grant Workshop is January 22, 2020 and will be held in the Antechamber from noon - 3pm. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend.
The application deadline is January 31, 2020.
An External Grant Review Committee will assess each eligible application and make recommendations to Council for consideration and approval by April 30, 2020.
The payment of approved grants will occur early July 2020.
NOTE: Only those organizations that have submitted a complete Final Report for evaluation will be considered for funding. For 2019 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 as of 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 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.