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Indigenous Communities


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Is this guide for you?

The BC Community Climate Funding Guide offers a simpler way for Indigenous communities and local governments to find funding for their climate action projects.

Maybe you’re a grant writer looking for funding to add heat pumps to a community building. Or a council member preparing your First Nation to cope with future wildfires. Or a staff member working on electric vehicle charging stations.

Whatever your role and whatever your project, this is the place to start if:

You’re looking for funding for a climate action project, and
you’re working on behalf of an Indigenous community.

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Need help finding programs?

Tell us about your project to find funding programs that match it.

Use the Funding Finder Tool

Know what you’re looking for?

See the full list of funding programs and use filters and keywords to narrow your search to suit your project.

See the full program list

Supporting Indigenous Climate Action Goals

Across B.C., Indigenous communities are stepping up to tackle climate change – taking the lead in making the switch to clean energy and preparing for the impacts that threaten land, water and food security.

Taking these important steps, though, requires funding. And as we heard from many of you, finding that necessary funding can be overly complicated and time-consuming.

This guide was created to simplify your search for funding and reduce the barriers between you and your climate action goals. Use it to discover which funds you might be eligible for and to find programs that can help get your projects moving.

And remember – we’re here to help. If you have any general questions about funding, comments about how we can better support you, or suggestions for the guide, please contact us.

What types of programs are listed?

Climate Preparedness and Adaptation

Funding to help communities prepare for and respond to wildfires, droughts, floods and other impacts of climate change.

Community Infrastructure

Funding to help cover the costs of building sustainable communities, including waste facilities, transportation systems and community buildings.

Sustainable Transportation

Funding to help communities pay for bike lanes, charging stations, and other projects that will encourage the use of zero-emission vehicles and active transportation, like cycling and walking.

Clean Energy

Energy efficiency, fuel switching and renewable energy projects that help communities move to cleaner energy systems.

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