2021 Strategic Plan Grant Awards 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. 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.

“We received a record number of applications this year,” said Mayor Lisa Helps. “The breadth and quality of the applications were outstanding and illustrate the amazing work done by local groups to make Victoria a vibrant, healthy and welcoming city for all.”

In 2021, Strategic Plan 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.

The Strategic Plan Grant program aims to build community resilience, advance Council’s stated values on equity and support the City’s strategic plan. The 2019 - 2022 Strategic Plan has eight objectives that guide the City’s work:

1. Good Governance and Civic Engagement
2. Reconciliation and Indigenous Relations
3. Affordable Housing
4. Prosperity and Economic Inclusion
5. Health, Well-Being and a Welcoming City
6. Climate Leadership and Environmental Stewardship
7. Sustainable Transportation
8. Strong, Liveable Neighbourhoods

Since it began in 2015, the City’s annual Strategic Plan Grant Program has funded 339 projects, investing
$3.5 million in the community.

A full list of grant recipients and their projects is available at victoria.ca/strategicplangrants.