Grants to British Columbia government entities, First Nations, individuals, businesses, and institutions of higher education to plan and implement environmental projects. Funding is intended to support seed projects, new projects, and continuing conservation projects. Proposals that involve on-the-ground habitat enhancement and/or restoration activities are strongly encouraged. Project leaders should explore the possibility of partnerships with other organizations or agencies (local, provincial, or federal).
Grants are provided to projects that:
Seed grants are for proponents who have an idea for a new enhancement and restoration project but need to do some planning and preliminary work to develop their idea before submitting a full new proposal. Proponents may apply for seed funding to help fill information gaps, explore project feasibility, identify project partners, and prepare technical information. Note that this funding is not for a small, stand-alone project; the seed grant activities are meant to culminate in development of a full HCTF proposal (submitted within two years).
A project is considered New if:
A project is considered to be Continuing if:
For additional information, see: https://hctf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2023-24-Guidance-for-Applicants-%E2%80%93-ERS-Grant-1.pdf#page=11
Estimated Size of Grant:
- HCTF operates on a standard fiscal year, running from 1 April – 31 March. For example, a proposal submitted on November 1, 2018 would request funding to support project activities to take place between 1 April, 2019 and 31 March, 2020. Proposals are approved on an annual basis—a multi-year project must apply EACH YEAR for funding for the next year’s activities.
- The duration for Multi-year proposals is now 3 years maximum (e.g., Year 1 of 3 Years).
Apply online: https://hctf-grants.smapply.ca/prog/enhancement_and_restoration_stewardship_grants_ers/
Enhancement & Restoration / Stewardship Program Contact
Lisa Wielinga, Grants Officer
Phone: 250 940 9781
Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
PO Box 9354
Unit 102 – 2957 Jutland Road
Victoria, BC V8T 5J9
Phone: 250 940 9780
Toll free: 1 800 387 9853
Fax: 250 590 6614
Online contact form: https://hctf.ca/contact-us/