Grants to British Columbia and Yukon community-based and volunteer organizations for projects to protect and conserve fish species. New applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to support organizations that undertake salmon conservation and restoration projects.
Community Salmon Program Intended Outcomes:
Increased and improved salmon habitat
Increased community capacity and involvement in salmon enhancement, habitat protection/restoration and watershed stewardship activities
Increased public awareness and support of the social, environmental and economic value of Pacific salmon
Increased number of local community cash and in-kind project partners
Increased public understanding and support for rebuilding the salmon resource and their individual role in supporting wild salmon recovery
Increased collaboration among community stakeholders in salmon enhancement, habitat conservation and restoration projects, and ultimately
Increased abundance of healthy, sustainable, genetically diverse Pacific salmon in the wild.
Types of Projects Supported By Community Salmon Program:
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
Additional Eligibility Criteria
- Applicant group is a volunteer-based group/organization or not-for-profit both at the time of application and during the grant period
- Applicant group has a demonstrated significant volunteer component to their organization and to the specific project
- Applicant group has partnered or leveraged grant request with volunteer time, in-kind, donations or other grants
- Ongoing expenses, ongoing events, fundraisers, operational costs and multi-year projects are not typically considered for funding
- Videos, films, books, newsletters, bulletins that are ongoing or are produced as fundraisers are not considered for funding
- Projects intended for scientific research only, and not to support a specific stewardship project, are not typically funded
- Wages, labor, or mandatory employee costs are not considered for funding; however, a portion of technical or professional skills critical to a project when not available from DFO may be considered for funding
- Members or persons directly related to a member of the proponent group that will receive financial benefit from the PSF grant must declare this on the application.
Deadline for the Fall 2022 Community Salmon Program is October 15, 2022, 11:59 PM.
Applications for the Community Salmon Program Fall 2022 funding round will open in early September.
New applicants: Please contact the Salmon Programs Manager before beginning to complete the application.
CSP will fund up to a maximum of 50% of project costs.
Estimated Size of Grant
CSP offers two streams of grant funding: Short Form Applications for single-item requests not exceeding $2,500, and Standard Form applications for requests over $2,500. Please note that CSP will pay up to 50% of the total value of each project.
Term of Contract
PSF grant covers project expenses for 12-month period beginning the Effective Date of Grant.