Special Grants

Applications for 2017 special grants are open until June 15, 2017.

The mandate of the Special Grants program is to fund projects and programs that support children, youth (ages 17 and under), and families in the Capital Regional District. Only projects that fall within these objectives will be considered.

Following receipt of the grant funding and completion of the project or program, applicants are required to submit a final report to the Society.

Please note that the Society reserves the right to share the information contained in an application with other members of the Greater Victoria Funders’ Network, enabling members to jointly determine shared priorities and maximize the effectiveness of funding efforts.


Applications may be submitted by private citizens, schools, and registered charities (as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency). In the latter case, the organization’s charitable status must be verified to be in good standing.

If an applicant has previously received a grant, a final report must have been received prior to submission of a new application. Applicants are limited to one submission per granting period.

Charitable Organizations

A CRA registered charity is an organization established and operated for charitable purposes, and must devote its resources to charitable activities. The charity must be resident in Canada, and cannot use its income to benefit its members. For further information contact the Canada Revenue Agency.

Sample Projects

Sample project ideas from previous grants include:

  • Crystal View Elementary – $2,500 to complete fundraising efforts for a playground project
  • Burnside Gorge Community Centre – $4,300 to support summer camp programs.
  • Living and Learning Through Loss – $3,500 to support the Good Grief Workshops for children who have suffered loss, presented in School Districts 61, 62 and 63 to youth aged 10 to 18
  • Victoria Conservatory of Music – $20,000 to support the music therapy program for children with critical illness and life-threatening conditions


Applications will be evaluated by CFAX Santas Anonymous Society’s Funding Committee and staff members, and finalists may be invited to interview with the Funding Committee or Executive Director. Interviewees will be requested to prepare and deliver a brief presentation on their projects/programs (criteria to be provided).

Short-listed applicants will be contacted by phone to arrange an interview date and time. Applicants who are not selected for the second stage of the selection process will receive written notice.

Grant Reports

Grant recipients are required to submit final reports to the Society, including related summary statistics and final budget summaries reconciled against the original budgets. Photos and first-person narratives are also appreciated (if possible).

The grant report enables both your organization and the Society to showcase your activities, share successes, and demonstrate accountability to donors, community supporters, and the Canada Revenue Agency. In cases where report information is incomplete, CFAX Santas Anonymous Society reserves the right to conduct an independent internal review of its grant to any agency.

How to apply

Your application must follow the guidelines provided in the 2017 Request for Applications (PDF). Submissions that do not meet the criteria will not be evaluated.

The submission deadline is June 15, 2017, at 4:00pm Pacific Time. Applications received after this time will be returned unopened.