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Environmental Grants Program

Grants to Ontario Nonprofits for Programs to
Protect and Restore the Environment in the Niagara Region

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Niagara Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

01/15/18 - Noon

Description:

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Grants to Ontario charitable organizations for collaborative programs that meet urban and rural environmental challenges in the Niagara region. All applicants must have a grant consultation with the Foundation prior to applying at least seven days before the deadline, as well as a consultation with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA). The Foundation welcomes applications from eligible youth-led initiatives and volunteer groups.

Priorities for funding include programs that:
-Protect and/or restore environmental integrity of the shorelines
-Protect and/or improve the water of Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and related tributaries
-Protect, improve or restore aquatic habitats for fish and wildlife
-Establish and/or improve rural and urban space, tree planting/urban canopies which are linked to water quality
-Provide education and awareness of the above listed priorities

Projects must also reflect one or more of the following:
-Foster cooperative approaches to environmental issues
-Address an identifiable environmental need
-Involve members of the community to be served in the design and implementation of the program
-Show evidence of sustainability and/or on-going monitoring (if appropriate for the project)

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171405

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include charities providing programs and services in Niagara.

Grants are not available for:
- Core operating costs or current program costs
- Operating or capital deficits
- Activities of religious organizations that serve primarily their membership and/or their direct religious purposes
- Endowment funds
- Retroactive funding for any project expenses incurred prior to the Foundation’s decision date
- Individuals
- Political activity as defined by Canada Customs and Revenue Agency’s publication on registering a charity
- Programs and services outside of Niagara
- Applicants cannot apply for a concurrent grant unless they are part of a collaborative and are in good standing with their open grants to the Foundation

Charities applying for grants will need to have 8 out of 13 criteria for following governance practices in place to be eligible to apply for a grant from the Foundation. The check list is included in the grant application. If a minimum of eight practices are not in place, a charity is allowed to apply once and the charity is directed to appropriate resources and support to address gaps.

Pre-Application Information:

All applicants must have a grant consultation with the Foundation prior to applying. This must be done at least seven days before deadline. Further information is available by calling JoAnne Krick at the Foundation.

The application is to be discussed with Lee-Ann Hamilton, Watershed Planning Biologist at the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) to determine the necessary approvals that may be required before this project can begin.

2018 grant application deadline: Monday, January 15, 2018 @ Noon

Living in Niagara 2014 provides a description of 12 critical sectors that describe life in Niagara. Applicants must visit Living in Niagara to determine how their granting request reflects identified priorities.

All applicants will be notified on the outcome of their application. Grants will be paid upon signing of Grant Agreement between the applicant and the Foundation.

Living in Niagara: http://www.niagaraconnects.ca/living-in-niagara-report/
General FAQs: http://niagaracommunityfoundation.org/faq

Contact Information:

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

For more information about your pre-application grant consultation contact:
JoAnne Krick
Tel: 905-684-8688
Email: grants@niagaracommunityfoundation.org.

Lee-Ann Hamilton can be reached at 905-788-3135 x265.

Apply Online: https://niagaracf.blitzen.com/form/2018-Environmental-Grant

Niagara Community Foundation
8 Church St, Suite 301
St. Catharines ON L2R 3B3
Tel: 905-684-8688
Fax: 905-684-2337

Grant Coverage Areas:

Niagara Region

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario