Small-scale Ecosystem Grants
Program Category: Environment
Program Sub-Category: Environmental Stewardship, Innovation
Columbia Basin Trust
The last intake closed December 15, 2023.
Funder Organization Type
- BC Provincial Government
[This is a regional program and only supports communities in its service area. Details can be found in the program summary and on the program’s website.] Do you have a small-scale project, that can be completed in two years or less, that helps improve ecological health and native biodiversity in the Basin? Small-scale Ecosystem grants are available to enhance a terrestrial and/or aquatic ecosystem, such as wetlands, fish habitat, forests or grasslands.
Eligible projects address at least one of the following objectives:
- restore or conserve a terrestrial and/or aquatic ecosystem, such as wetlands, fish habitat, forests or grasslands;
- conserve a species of conservation concern; or
- reduce the threat of significant invasive species to a terrestrial and/or aquatic ecosystems
If you are an eligible applicant interested in applying, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your project idea with us. If your project meets the program criteria, you will be invited to submit an online application.
Eligible applicants include local governments and First Nations in the Columbia Basin Trust region.
Regional LimitationsYes (See the Map)
Specific Eligibility Requirements
Applicants operating outside the Basin must partner with community-based organizations operating within the region and must show that the project benefits the Basin.
Other Eligible ApplicantsNon-governmental Organizations / Not-for-Profits
Eligible applicants include registered non-profits in the Columbia Basin Trust region.
Type of Funding
Range of Funding Available per Project
- Under $100 000
Description of Funding
The typical maximum amount of Trust funding for any one project is $80,000.
Percentage of Project Funded80%
Up to 80% of total project costs can be requested from the Trust.
Expected Timeframe for Funding Decision2 months
Trust staff may request additional information during the evaluation phase