What is placemaking?
Placemaking is a collaborative process where people work together to shape shared spaces to create vibrant public places that contribute to people’s health, happiness and well-being.
Examples of placemaking projects include boulevard gardens, decorative lighting, murals or art displays, interpretive signage, public seating areas and much more.
See example of My Great Neighbourhood Grant placemaking projects below:
Who can apply to do a placemaking project?
Anyone can apply. You may be a resident of the City of Victoria, a local business or a non-profit group. Placemaking is a collaborative process where people work together to shape public space for shared good. Community involvement and support is an important part of placemaking.
Do I need approval from the City for my project?
It depends on the project. Anyone interested in doing a placemaking project should contact their City neighbourhood liaison to review the project and determine whether permitting is required.
How much money is available for placemaking projects?
This summer you can apply for up to $20,000 for a placemaking project through the Participatory Budgeting initiative. The My Great Neighbourhood Grant program has more than $125,000 in available funds and placemaking projects are eligible for this funding. My Great Neighbourhood Grant offers a matching grant of up to $5,000 per placemaking project and $1,000 per activity.