Got an idea for a project that would benefit newcomers in Victoria?
Call for Proposals Now Open!
Apply now for up to $50,000 in Participatory Budgeting funding. It's easy!
Step 1: Fill out the project submission form by July 31 at 4 p.m. (Since you must compete the entire form in one session, you may find it helpful to preview the questions before you start filling out the form)
Before you start the process, please read the Participatory Budgeting Rulebook.
Step 2: Fill out the budget form located in the documents section and email it to email@example.com before the deadline.
What is Participatory Budgeting?
Watch this video to find out more of what you need to know about this year's initiative benefiting newcomers. Members of the 2020 Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee answer questions including who can apply, how to come up with an idea for a project and more!
Interested in learning more about the process and how to get involved?
Criteria for Projects
*Read the Participatory Budgeting Rulebook for the complete list of criteria.
Participatory budgeting is an innovative, democratic process that was first developed in Brazil in 1989. It is now practiced in more than 3,000 cities around the world. Participatory budgeting focuses on engaging people who have not historically been involved in government or budgeting processes. The process is citizen-led and community members directly decide how to spend part of the City’s budget.
The initiative began in Victoria in 2017 with a successful pilot project. The City followed this up with a commitment for three more years, with a focus on Youth in 2019, on Newcomers in 2020, and on Neighourhood Spaces in 2021. In total, 11 community-led projects have been selected by community members to receive $110,000 in City of Victoria Participatory Budgeting funding since the initiative began.
For more information and to see projects that received Participatory Budgeting funding in past years, visit the project website.
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