Applications are now open for the City of Victoria’s festival investment grants, which will help local community festivals and other events taking place in 2023.
The total grant budget is $400,000 and will help fund as much as 25 per cent of the operating costs of festivals. A new funding stream of $75,000 was further added to the program this year for community-led Canada Day events.
The city is also applying for additional Canada Day funding from Canadian Heritage for the community-wide celebration. Last year, the festival investment program awarded grants to a total of 41 festivals and celebrations.
The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on Dec. 30.
A session will be held online to provide information about the grants at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 15.
Anyone who would like to register for the session or apply for the grant can do so at victoria.ca/festivalgrant.
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