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Small-scale Ecosystem Grants

Program Category: Environment
Program Sub-Category: Environmental Stewardship, Innovation
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Status: Open


Columbia Basin Trust

Deadline Details

November 28, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. MT.

Funder Organization Type

  • BC Provincial Government
  • Trust

Regional Limitations

This is a regional program and only supports communities in its service area.

(See the Map)

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 to discuss your project idea with us. If your project meets the program criteria, you will be invited to submit an online application.

Eligible Community

Eligible applicants include local governments and First Nations in the Columbia Basin Trust region.

Regional Limitations

Yes (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 Applicants

Non-governmental Organizations / Not-for-Profits

Eligible applicants include registered non-profits in the Columbia Basin Trust region.

Type of Funding

  • Grant

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 Funded


Up to 80% of total project costs can be requested from the Trust.

Expected Timeframe for Funding Decision

2 months

Trust staff may request additional information during the evaluation phase