Funding Edge projects

While UC+M provides strategy and creative development at no cost, design and photography are chargeback. We're committed to making it as simple as possible to adopt the Edge look and feel, so we've developed a couple of different funding options to assist with the costs for design and photography, based on the type of project.

Brochures, posters, invites, etc.

New materials: Our designers will use pre-designed professional flex templates. Since these templates are already in place, your design costs will be much lower.

Updating existing materials: UC+M will cover the cost in some instances.


The Internet Strategies team can migrate existing Cascade sites to the UVic Edge web template or provision a new basic Edge template site at no cost to you.

However, if your site has unusual technical requirements, uses software other than Cascade, or you'd like additional work done, the Internet Strategies team can help you explore your options and can provide a detailed quote. Learn more or contact  to get started.

Custom projects

If your project requires more than a template and meets certain criteria, UC+M may be able to contribute half of design and photography costs.

This includes new Edge projects that:

  • reach a large or influential portion of one of our key audiences
  • have a strategy behind it related to brand awareness, student recruitment, fundraising or research communications
  • allow time for good copywriting, design and photography, e.g. several months
  • use Edge key messages and follow brand guidelines

We have a limited budget, so it may not possible to contribute funds to all projects that meet the criteria.