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BC Community Climate Funding Guide

for Indigenous communities & local governments

An all-in-one guide of funding opportunities for climate action projects in your community.

You spoke, we listened

We have heard loud and clear that finding the right funding can be a challenge.

This guide was created to simplify your search for funding and to quickly connect you to the next opportunity to fund your community project. It’s a one-stop resource to find the best programs available to match projects that increase sustainable energy use and prepare for a changing climate.

Our goal and scope

To provide a comprehensive list of funding opportunities for Indigenous communities and local governments to reach their climate action goals. All programs listed in the guide are eligible for applications from Indigenous communities or local governments; programs for individuals and businesses are not listed.

Looking for a simpler way to find funding for your climate action project? Start here.

Discover which funds you might be eligible for, and find programs that can help get your project moving.

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News & Updates

  • The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 has been released
    The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 was released in Fall 2021 and builds on work already being done to accelerate climate action through the CleanBC strategy (released in 2018). The Roadmap explores new pathways to get the province on track to a net-zero economy: low-carbon energy, transportation, buildings, communities, industry, forest bioeconomy, agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries, and negative emissions technologies.    Indigenous and
  • Update: First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund is Re-setting the $50,000 Capacity Funding Limit
    The clean energy landscape in B.C. has shifted and evolved greatly since the inception of the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF). As such, many of the capacity building projects and feasibility studies funded through the FNCEBF may no longer align effectively with the current clean energy landscape. Communities that have reached the $50,000
  • Welcome to the Community Climate Funding Guide
    We are pleased to announce the release of the new Community Climate Funding Guide. This guide is the culmination of months of work from a dedicated and passionate team. Through the course of engagement with communities we have been aware for a while that the funding landscape can be a challenge to navigate. Our hope
  • Did you know that your energy project might make you a public utility?
    In B.C., public utilities are regulated by BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) under the Utilities Commission Act. A public utility, as defined by the Utilities Commission Act, consists of any person or entity that owns or operates assets for the production, transmission, delivery or sale of electricity, steam, thermal energy or gas to the public for

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Nature Smart Climate Solutions Fund

Environmental Stewardship

Emergency Support Services

Emergency Mitigation, Preparedness, and Planning

First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) (Umbrella Program)

Energy Efficiency (Housing, Buildings), Renewable Energy

Grant Writing Support

Energy Efficiency (Housing, Buildings), Renewable Energy

Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund (NKDF) Society – Funding Programs

Energy Efficiency (Housing, Buildings), Renewable Energy, Food Security, Active Transportation, Economic Development, Innovation

First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) – Capacity Funding (January Intake)

Energy Efficiency (Housing, Buildings), Renewable Energy

First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) – Equity Funding (January Intake)

Energy Efficiency (Housing, Buildings), Renewable Energy



Marketing Initiatives Program

Economic Development

Community Places

Economic Development

Cultural Infrastructure

Economic Development

Economic Infrastructure

Economic Development

Recreation Infrastructure Program

Economic Development

Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) – General Grants Program

Energy Efficiency (Housing, Buildings), Renewable Energy, Mapping, Active Transportation

Indigenous Forest Bioeconomy Program (IFBP)

Renewable Energy, Innovation, Waste Reduction and Circular Economy



Major Contributions Grant

Energy Efficiency (Housing, Buildings), Renewable Energy

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