The DVBA allocates funds to organizations that produce events that contribute toward making downtown Victoria welcoming, vibrant. We also support events that highlight downtown Victoria as the preferred regional hub for business, culture, services, and amenities.

The deadline for submissions is typically the end of October each year, with funds being allocated in January.

Festival and Event Grants and Sponsorships

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Event Sponsorships

Downtown Victoria’s perfect for bringing people together. We’re proud to offer several sponsorships toward arts, business, culture, family, fundraising, and other events that contribute to our vibrant city centre.

A few events that we sponsor include:

Event sponsorship is selected based on timing, engagement, scope, and collaboration with diverse downtown businesses. Email alison@downtownvictoria.ca for guidelines and application.

District Grants

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Start-up

Join forces with like-minded businesses and create a district. Together, we can help each other thrive. We’ll cover the $1,250 fee to work collaboratively with the DVBA to develop brand and visual assets that best represent the character and businesses of your district. Reach out to Jeff, our Executive Director to discuss at jeff@downtownvictoria.ca.

 

Infrastructure

Want to spruce up your district? Maybe install some eye-catching street furniture, decorative lighting, plants or public art? Let us give you a hand. We’re on board to pitch in 25% of the cost to a maximum of $2000. Please give us two months lead time and a detailed proposal, including a timeline and budget. Explore your options by reaching out to Jeff, our Executive Director at jeff@downtownvictoria.ca.

Marketing

Promote your district to attract more visitors and locals. We’ll provide 25% of funding to a maximum of $1,000 for the creation of marketing materials, advertising costs, photography, or social media advertising campaigns. Please give us two months lead time and a detailed proposal including timeline and budget. To discuss your marketing needs, reach out to marketing@downtownvictoria.ca