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Grants to Canada Municipalities, IHEs, and Organizations in Multiple Provinces for the Conservation of Wildlife Habitat

The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) Grant


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The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF)
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Geographic Focus
Canada:New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Nova Scotia;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/17/23 5:00 PM AST Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $50,000 per year to Canada NGOs, municipalities, educational institutions, and Indigenous organizations in multiple provinces for the conservation of wildlife habitats. Funding is intended to promote the health and sustainability of wild Atlantic salmon stocks. The proposed project must be located in a watershed within the provinces of Québec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, or Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Foundation is interested in funding innovative projects that will have a high probability of success with measurable results for on-the-ground conservation of wild Atlantic salmon and its habitat. As the basis for promoting the most effective use of, and accountability for, grant funding, the Foundation wishes to promote and improve conservation planning and management at the watershed level. The Foundation will consider eligible projects from the following categories:

  • Planning: Development of salmon and salmon habitat conservation plans for a watershed or sub-watershed (watershed planning)
  • Habitat: Conservation, rebuilding and restoration of wild Atlantic salmon habitat 
  • Populations: Conservation and restoring of wild Atlantic salmon stocks and populations
  • Access: Restoring access of wild Atlantic salmon to salmon habitat
  • Education: Public education and awareness of the importance of conservation of wild Atlantic salmon and its habitat


  • Partnership: Proposals demonstrating partnership among the eligible groups are very important to the Foundation, therefore proposals demonstrating real, working partnerships involving cash and/or in-kind contributions will be considered favorably. Partnerships with Indigenous organizations are encouraged where reasonably possible. All applicants are required to indicate if they have made an effort to attract an Indigenous or community organization, as the case may be, to partner in the proposed project. If an Indigenous organization is not immediately adjacent the project area, please consider partnerships with regional Indigenous groups (e.g. AAROMs, Indigenous councils, etc.). 
  • Transferability: Proposals that offer transferability of information or broadly applicable benefit to other groups and jurisdictions are encouraged and will be given additional weighting in scoring. 
  • Past experience: A demonstrated track record of success in carrying-out salmon conservation initiatives will be considered favorably.
  • Research Projects: Multi-year, applied research projects will be required to publish at least one article in the primary, peer-reviewed scientific literature.  In the case that funding has been received for multiple years for a research project, no further applications for funding will be accepted until the project has produced the required publication.

For 2024 Provincial Conservation Priorities, see page 4 of the Request for Proposals in Supporting Documents below. 

For eligible costs, see page 7 of the RFP in Supporting Documents, below. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants:
- Non-governmental organizations (e.g. community-based conservation organizations, cooperatives, watershed-based organizations, etc.)
- Municipalities
- Education institutions
- Indigenous Organizations

Note: Partnerships among these groups are preferred.

Interprovincial funding applications are no longer being accepted by ASCF except in response to a specific Request for Proposals.

Ineligible costs: Funds may not be used to support major capital costs (including capital leasing costs); permanent staffing costs (however, a reasonable level of staff overhead during the grant period is acceptable); scholarships to individuals; deficit reduction activities or funding of projects that have already been completed; or for those activities that constitute legally required mitigation for the adverse effects of an activity regulated or otherwise governed by federal, provincial or municipal law.

Pre-Application Information
Proposals for the 2024 funding year will be accepted until Friday, November 17th at 5pm AST.

It is anticipated that awards could be made for successful proposals in April, 2024.

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application. If you do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours of submitting your application, please call the number, below.

Projects that involve the introduction, transfer or collection of fish should be reviewed with the appropriate regulatory personnel, early in project planning, to assess if the project corresponds with accepted or prioritized activities and to determine the authorization and permits that will be required. A letter from the regulatory agency’s management group indicating their awareness of and support for the project should be submitted with your proposal.

If in-kind partnership contributions have been confirmed, please include a letter of support with your application.

All grants require at least a one-third cash or in-kind contribution from other funding sources. Match may be in cash, time, goods, or services. Projects that do not meet at least one-third cash or in-kind contribution will not be accepted or considered for funding.

If your project partners are also submitting a proposal to the Foundation for a different project, please ensure that matching in-kind support from these partners is independent of their funding request (i.e. Foundation contributions to another organization cannot be counted as in-kind match). Similarly, where multiple organizations are contributing to a project, a proposal will be accepted from only one organization.

For information regarding payment schedule, see page 8 of the Guidelines, in Supporting Documents, below.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
Submissions for individual projects must not be less than $5,000 per year nor exceed a maximum of $50,000 per year.

Term of Contract
Dependent on the duration of the contract, work conducted for the project is to be completed within 9 to 33 months of contract approval:
- 1-Year Projects: Duration depends upon the timing of the completion of the Funding Agreement and the expectations of the project. Maximum 9 months, with completion by December 1 of the same year the Funding Agreement was signed.
- 2-year Projects: Maximum 21 months, with completion by December 1 of the second year of the project.
- 3-year projects: Maximum 33 months, with completion by December 1 of the third year of the project.

Contact Information
All forms from New Brunswick and Québec can be submitted directly by e-mail to

All forms from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island can be submitted directly by e-mail to

If you are unable to download the application documents, or are having trouble filling in the forms, please contact a project coordinator at either of the above email addresses or call 506-455-9900.

The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation
480 Queen Street, Suite 200
Fredericton, NB E3B 1B6
Fax: 506.455.9905

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