Special Project Grants- Call for Proposals

The City of Victoria is now accepting applications for the 2013 Special Projects Grant Program. The maximum grant amount is $10,000.  

Each year, the City of Victoria offers Special Project Grants to assist community organizations with new programs or projects that support the work of the City in reaching its sustainability goals.  This year, the goals of the Sustainability Action Plan will provide direction for all proposals. The goals include: reducing waste, reducing green house gas emissions and increasing energy efficiency in Victoria, expanding green economy opportunities and creating a livable city for everyone.

The City of Victoria is seeking projects and programs, which provide the optimum combination of quality, service, cost, and sustainability considerations.

Two examples of Special Project Grants projects funded in recent years include: The Victoria Downtown Public Market "Eat Here Now" celebration that promoted the production and enjoyment of local food, and the Bipolar Disorder Society's "Stigma Stomp" classroom project that worked to increase understanding and acceptance of people with bipolar disorder.

The Sustainability Action Plan has been created to guide Victoria on its journey to becoming more sustainable, living within the planet's means, and sharing resources equitably.  It can be found at: www.victoria.ca/sustainability

The deadline for submission is March 31, 2013.   To learn more and apply click here.