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Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP)

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies,
First Nations, and Individuals for Environmental Projects

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BC Hydro, Province of British Columbia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations

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Deadline Date:

10/30/20 5:00 PM PDT


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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit organizations, government agencies, First Nations, businesses, individuals, and other organizations in eligible locations for environmental conservation projects. Applicants in some regions must submit a Notice of Intent prior to applying. Funding is intended to support three strategic objectives: conservation, community engagement, and sustainable use. Eligible programs benefit the Coastal, Columbia, and Peace regions.

Within the FWCP Action Plans, priority actions are grouped by five broad types:

  • Habitat-based actions;
  • Species-based actions;
  • Research and information acquisition actions;
  • Monitoring and evaluation actions; and
  • Land securement

The FWCP funds and supports the following which are consistent with its role and mandate:

  1. Actions to create, restore, or otherwise improve the function of ecosystems that have been impacted by BC Hydro  activities;
  2. Actions to create, restore, or otherwise improve the function of alternate ecosystems that provide a better opportunity for investment;
  3. Specific management actions for species of interest, as identified by recovery teams and action/implementation groups;
  4. Baseline inventory that contributes to the development of habitat- or species-based actions within Action Plans;
  5. Monitoring programs designed to measure the effectiveness of FWCP-funded habitat and species actions;
  6. Projects that contribute to all aspects of managing cooperatively managed conservation lands; and
  7. Participation as a team member in species-of-interest planning.

Funding Categories: 

  1. Seed Grants are for project ideas that need financial support for further development before submitting a Large Grant application. Seed Grant funding is intended to offset costs to fill information gaps, explore project feasibility, and prepare technical information. Use the Seed Grant to grow your idea into a future Large Grant application.
  2. Small Grant: For projects that align with FWCP’s Action Plans and have a total project cost of less than $20,000. The total project cost includes funding from all sources including, but not limited to, the FWCP, other funders (if any), the total value of all in-kind contributions (if any), and applicable taxes. A Small Grant application does not require a written project proposal.
  3. Large Grants are available for projects that align with Action Plans and have a total project cost of more than $20,000. The total project cost includes funding from all sources including, but not limited to, the FWCP, other funders (if any), and the total value of all in-kind contributions (if any), and applicable taxes. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162407

Estimated Size of Grant:

Seed Grant: Up to $5,000
Small Grant: Up to $20,000
Large Grant: More than $20,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any group, government agency, First Nation, business, or individual that can meet our mandatory requirements (e.g. WorkSafeBC and commercial general liability insurance) is eligible to receive an FWCP grant. In the past, First Nations, municipal, provincial, or federal agencies, stewardship groups, consultants, and educational institutions have been approved for FWCP grants.

Not Funded:
- Core activities of government or non-government agencies or programs (i.e. if the proposed project is being undertaken to inform a specific regulatory or legislative requirement, it is considered a core activity of government);
- Programs designed exclusively to address government harvest objectives;
- Policy development related to land or wildlife management;
- Administration of government regulations;
- Leading the development of species recovery goals;
- Funding, coordinating or leading National Recovery Teams for species-at-risk; and
- Engaging in enforcement and compliance activities, except in relation to co-operatively managed conservation lands.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Peace Region info session will take place on Thursday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. PDT.

An information session for all regions will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, PDT.

RSVP to register for either session (see details in Contact Information, below). A link and resources will be posted on the website the day before the session.

Pre-Application Information:

All grant applications are due by Friday, October 30, 2020, at 5:00 PM PDT. Applications must be submitted through the online grant management system, which opens on August 12.

If you’re applying for a grant in the Peace Region, you are required to submit a notice of intent by Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM PDT. This will be the first step toward completing your Peace Region grant application online and is an important part of our commitment to First Nations.

All grant applicants were notified about our Boards’ funding decisions in February 2020.


2020 action plans:

Overview & Action Plan:

Cross-Ecosystem Action Plan:

Riparian & Wetlands Action Plan:

Rivers, Lakes & Reservoirs Action Plan:

Uplands Action Plan:

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Notice of Intent information:

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Columbia Region:

Notice of Intent:

Info Kit:

Regional Guidance:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online (from August 12):

Register for the information session:

Chelsea Coady, Peace Region Manager

Julie Fournier, Coastal Region Manager
Phone: 604-528-7998

Crystal Klym, Columbia Region Manager
Phone: 250-365-4591

9228 – 100th Ave.
Fort St. John, BC
V1J 1X7

Grant Coverage Areas:

Coastal, Columbia, and Peace Regions

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia;

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