Participatory Budgeting 2021 -Neighbourhood Spaces

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Voting is Now Closed.

Stay tuned to find out which projects will receive Participatory Budgeting funding in this year's initiative.

Proposals cover a wide range of ideas - from public art and murals, multicultural movie nights, new community spaces, disc golf events, and pop-up opera performances.

Special thanks to the Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee for giving of their time to support this important community-led initiative.

Watch this short video to learn a bit about the eight proposals:


How we got here
Now in its fourth year, Participatory Budgeting gives residents the opportunity to apply for, promote and vote on a

Voting is Now Closed.

Stay tuned to find out which projects will receive Participatory Budgeting funding in this year's initiative.

Proposals cover a wide range of ideas - from public art and murals, multicultural movie nights, new community spaces, disc golf events, and pop-up opera performances.

Special thanks to the Participatory Budgeting Steering Committee for giving of their time to support this important community-led initiative.

Watch this short video to learn a bit about the eight proposals:


How we got here
Now in its fourth year, Participatory Budgeting gives residents the opportunity to apply for, promote and vote on a portion of the City’s budget for community-initiated projects. $50,000 is available to fund the top projects, as voted on by the community.


Learn More

To learn about the history of PB in the City of Victoria, including past projects making a difference in our community, check out our website.



  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for this year's Participatory Budgeting initiative.

    The deadline to submit an application is Sunday, July 25. 

    Before you start your application please read the  Proposal Guide.

    To submit your proposal, please complete the simple Have Your Say registration process. This will allow you to save each completed page as you go. Until you submit, you can also go back and adjust your answers on previous pages.

    Please note that you will be asked to upload your completed Budget Form within this application survey.

    If you would like to review the application questions, before completing this online application, you can review the Print Version of the Application Form here. For applicants without computer access, printed Application Forms and Budget Forms will be accepted in person at City Hall, until 4 p.m. on Friday, July 23. Printed applications can also be mailed in and must be postmarked on or before Friday, July 23.



    Submit a Proposal
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The theme for Participatory Budgeting projects in 2021 is Neighbourhood spaces. There is a total of $50,000 of funding available. Eight exciting projects have made it to the community voting stage. Now it's up to the community to decide which ones should be funded.

    How to vote:
    Projects are grouped in two categories: Projects with budgets between $1,000 - $7,500 and projects budgets between $7,501 - $20,000. Please review the projects and rank them in the order you would like to see them funded. (1 for your top choice, etc.)

    There are four projects budgets between $1,000 - $7,500:

    • Lower Yates Mural Project
    • Community Disc Golf Days in Victoria Parks
    • BIPOC Artist Billboard in Old Town/Downtown
    • Madrona Community Hub at Dockside Green

    There are four projects with budgets between $7,500 - $20,000: 

    • Pop-up Opera in the City
    • Curbside Colour
    • Picture nights in Oaklands
    • You are Here: Pop-up Docs
    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please use this form to resubmit your Participatory Budgeting Proposal if you have been asked to revise any aspects of your proposal. If you would like to review the answers you submitted in your original application, please refer to the confirmation email you received when you submitted your application. It would have come from City of Victoria Engagement: support@engagementhq.com. If you no longer have access to the email you were sent, please email us at engage@victoria.ca and we will forward a copy to you.

    Submit Your Revised Proposal
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