Participatory Budgeting 2019 Launched!!!



We are NOW Accepting Proposals for Participatory Budgeting 2019/20

Funding for Youth Projects and Programs

Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.  The process was first developed in Brazil in 1989 and is now practiced in over 1,500 cities around the world.

In 2019, the City of Victoria has $52,000 for Participatory Budgeting projects that will be voted upon by the public.  These projects may be implemented by the City, a non-profit organization or citizens of Greater Victoria depending upon the nature of the project.  This year projects MUST benefit youth ages 9-24.  The three steps are as follows:

  1. Members of the public submit the Proposal Form and Budget Form (Budget Form available at ca/pb)
  2. Steering Committee and City of Victoria reviews proposals to ensure they meet the criteria outlined on the website ca/pb.
  3. Public Voting (more than one project may be chosen for implementation)

While we encourage creativity and innovation and don’t want to put too many limits on your thinking, there are a few criteria every idea must meet:

  • Projects and events must take place within the City of Victoria
  • Projects and events must benefit youth
  • Projects must be submitted by a resident of the Capital Region District (CRD)
  • Projects can be put forward by individuals, groups, or non-profit organizations
  • Private businesses cannot put forward a project, but can sponsor one by providing additional funds


Day or Evening of Learning

People considering applying for this funding are encouraged to attend one of our learning opportunities:

Evening of Learning

Date: Wednesday, April 10, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Location: Victoria City Hall Antechamber

Who: Everyone’s invited

Details: Part 1: Participatory Budgeting 101, Part 2: Build Your Own Proposal

A light dinner will help fuel the conversations.

RSVP for this event


Day of Learning

Date: Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Quadra Village Community Centre, 901 Kings Road

Who: This event has been designed for youth, but everyone is welcome!

Details: Part 1: Participatory Budgeting 101, Part 2: Build Your Own Proposal

Join us for lunch, music and some fun and games.

RSVP for this event


Important Deadlines

  1. Proposal and Budget From: Due May 6, 2019
  2. Voting: June 16 to July 19, 2019
  3. Winners Announced: Late July


If you have any questions while filling out the Proposal Form or the Budget Form please email  or call Tara at 250 388 7696 ext 224.


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