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Major Contributions Grant

Program Category: Clean Energy
Program Sub-Category: Energy Efficiency (Housing / Buildings), Renewable Energy
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Status: Closed


Gwaii Trust Society

Deadline Details

One deadline per year on March 31. Check website to confirm whether intake is open.

Funder Organization Type

  • Trust

Regional Limitations

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

The Gwaii Trust Society Major Contributions Grant is designed to support larger projects in community infrastructure and planning. Our goal is to help build safer, healthier, and more attractive communities. Major Contributions is designed to help enhance the lives of all islanders and make our island a more desirable place to live, work, play and visit. Service area: Haida Gwaii.

Eligible Community

Local non-profit organizations 
- Local governments

Specific Eligibility Requirements

Major Contributions is open to accepting a wide range of larger projects that seek to have a significant impact. Examples from past projects include: community infrastructure, environmental protection, feasibility studies, language revitalization, education, recreational infrastructure, housing, emergency preparedness, and wellness. 

Type of Funding

  • Grant

Range of Funding Available per Project

  • Under $100 000
  • From $100 000 to $1 000 000

Description of Funding

Maximum application amount: $200,000
Minimum application amount:
  • Nonprofit Organizations $25,000
  • Local Government $50,000
Equity requirements:
  • Non-profit organizations: 25%
  • Local governments: 50%
Program has $700,000 available in 2024.  

Ineligible Costs

Core funding
Expenses incurred prior to approval.
Other items as outlined in the General Grant Guidelines. 

Reporting Requirements

Final report only

Expected Timeframe for Funding Decision

Applications are available approximately six weeks prior to any deadline. Funding decisions usually take two months after any scheduled intake deadline.
Maximum Project Length is two years.