Children’s Special Grants Program

Through the Special Grants program, Santas Anonymous provides much-needed funding for projects and programs that support children, youth (ages 17 and under), and families in Greater Victoria.

Special grants are typically awarded in the spring, enabling Santas Anonymous to extend the support provided to local families, and have a greater impact on children throughout the year. Applications are considered for any project or program that benefits children in Greater Victoria and meets the application criteria


Children’s Special Grants Awarded in 2019

Society for Kids at Tennis – Summer camps – $5,000

Central Middle School – Healthy Foods for Hungry Kids – $12,341.94

1000 x 5 Early Childhood Literacy – New books for young children in need – $5,000

Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association  – For the early intervention program – $5,000

South Island Foster Parents – annual foster children Christmas party bring foster children siblings and families together – $3,500

Power to Be – Fern Camp subsidies - $5,000

Colquitz Middle School – School snack program - $4,000

Ecole George Jay Elementary – playground enhancements - $4036

Story Studio Writing Society – Literacy program for young children - $6,000

Mustard Seed Fair Start Program – Back to School September 2019 - $5,000

Mental Health Recovery Partners South Island – WRAP Camp for children and youth - $5,000

Victoria Women’s Transition House summer camp –PEACE camp special summer camp subsidies – $5,000

Burnside Gorge Youth Camps – Camp Survivor for at risk youth; camp subsidies for younger children and the Annual Christmas Party – $12,150

Emergency Room Kits – Over 9 000 children visit emergency each year; Santas provides small comfort kits for children – $11,000

Stigma Free Society – Stigma Free Zone Classroom Presentations – $7,500

Victoria Rainbow Kitchen Society – Summer food sustainability program for youth and children $5,000


How to Apply:

Applications for special grants may be submitted by private citizens, schools, and charities registered with 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.

Download The Grant Writing Handbook

Application Guidelines

Applications must follow the guidelines provided by Santas Anonymous. Submissions that do not meet the criteria will not be evaluated.

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.

Interviews

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 may 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.

Grant Application Schedule

  • Application Period Begins: Spring 2021