Fall Applications Now Open for My Great Neighbourhood Grants

Have a great idea for a project or activity that would bring neighbours together and help create an inviting, vibrant place for people to connect? Submit a My Great Neighbourhood Grant application before October 15.

This fall $63,000 of funding is available. My Great Neighbourhood Grants were developed to support strong, connected neighbourhoods through funding for projects and activities that would empower them to shape their local area.

The City provides up to $5,000 for placemaking projects and up to $1,000 for activities, matching equivalent contributions (including volunteer time and in-kind donations) from applicants.

Anyone in the City of Victoria can apply, whether they are an organization or individual.  Each application does need a “sponsor” not-for-profit organization. This could be a Neighbourhood Association or any other registered not-for-profit.  

Projects that haverecently been funded include interpretive signage for the daylighting of a local creek, a bicycle-powered charging station, community garden revitalization, a basketball street party, seniors yoga and interactive historical story-telling in the inner harbour.

Since 2016, $389,680 in My Great Neighbourhood Grant funding has been distributed to 127 community-based projects.

For more information and to apply, visit: www.victoria.ca/neighbourhoodgrants.