Statement from the Belfry Theatre, Plenty Collective, and the Victoria Foundation

Date posted: January 19, 2024

The Belfry Theatre, Plenty Collective, and the Victoria Foundation have mutually agreed to return the unspent portion of the grant provided in the 2023 Community Grants Program.

The grant was provided for events that foster arts-based community connection and wellness. It was to focus on queer community building with an intersectional lens through nourishment, art and connection. The funding was given to the Belfry Theatre as the registered charity for use in partnership with the Plenty Collective. A review process indicates that the funds spent to date were used in alignment with the intended purpose.  The organizations have decided to return the funds as the partnership is being discontinued for this grant. 

The unspent portion of the grant will be returned to the Victoria Foundation and distributed as part of the 2024 Community Grants Program for gender equality initiatives.