UWGV Community Investment

United Way Greater Victoria’s (UWGV) mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. Since 1937, we have invested over $160 million to support a strong network of programs and services in our community in three priority areas:

In 2017, UWGV undertook a community consultation process that focused on the current and emerging needs facing the human and social services in the CRD. In response to the feedback we received, UWGV has updated our Community Investment Framework and Guidelines. We are pleased to announce three funding streams to support programs/projects and services that address immediate needs and underlying causes of our community’s most pressing social challenges through multi-year funding, organization and sector capacity building, and collective impact.

Introducing our New Funding Streams!

Funding Stream #1: Established Program and Project Based Services – NOW CLOSED

As a multi-year funder, UWGV supports a broad array of high quality programs/projects, services and initiatives across the CRD that reach and serve our most vulnerable populations. Funding Stream #1: Established Program and Project Based Services provides three-year funding for high impact programs and services that focus on intervention and/or prevention services in alignment with UWGV’s Community Investment Framework. This is a three year funding call. Organizations are encouraged to apply for the full three years as the next funding call under this stream (Established Program and Project Based Services) is anticipated to be in fall 2020.

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Funding Stream #2: Organization/Sector Effectiveness and Capacity Building

New! Open April 2018

One-time funding available to eligible organizations for: Capacity Building, Temporary Core Administration, Program Research/Evaluation, Program/Project Accessibility, or for Community/Neighbourhood Initiatives. Funding opportunities under this stream will be available on an ongoing basis. Details and application process will be made available April 2018.

Funding Stream #3: Collective Impact, Collaboration and Innovation

New! Open April 2018

The human and social challenges our community faces are complex and interrelated. As there are no single, easy solutions, UWGV is looking to partner with the community on strategic collaborations and initiatives that create systemic change and collective impact. Initiatives may include: Community Collaborations and Partnerships (not a program or service), System and Policy Initiatives, Pilot Projects, Emerging Needs/ Community Emergencies. Funding opportunities under this stream will be available on an ongoing basis. Details and application process will be made available April 2018.