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Environmental Awareness Fund

Grants to Yukon Nonprofits to Strengthen the Connection
Between the Community and the Local Natural Environment

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Government of Yukon - Department of Environment

Deadline Date:

03/01/21 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $30,000 to Yukon nonprofit organizations for programs to strengthen the connection of the community to the Territory's natural environment. Eligible uses of funding include public lectures, awareness campaigns, educational camps and workshops, outreach booths and events, and educational materials including brochures, web content, and videos.

The Environmental Awareness Fund (EAF) supports the efforts of grassroots organizations to educate, engage and connect Yukon communities with the territory’s natural environment to promote conservation, biodiversity, sustainability, and stewardship.

The Department of Environment will identify annual topics to focus the Fund. Applications that address these topics will be given priority.  Topics will be identified every 2 years. Because 2 years’ notice was not possible for 2021-2022, the topic will remain the same for 2022-2023, giving applicants ample time to consider eligible projects. 

Focus Topic: Stopping and cleaning up illegal dumping.

Other Eligible topics can include:

  • Recycling, compost, and waste reduction;
  • Yukon species and habitat conservation;
  • Water stewardship;
  • Human-wildlife conflict prevention;
  • Wildlife-agriculture conflict prevention;
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation;
  • Sustainable practices for outdoor recreating (hiking, paddling, wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, ATVing, sledding, etc.);
  • Backcountry etiquette/Leave No Trace principles;
  • Cultural connection with the environment

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180951

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding up to $30,000. A maximum of 90 per cent of total eligible project expenses can be provided through this fund.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are Yukon-based and include:
- Registered non-profit societies.
- Applicants who do not already benefit from a transfer payment agreement with Government of Yukon will be given priority.

Ineligible applicants, projects, and costs include:
- Local governments or governmental organizations, private businesses, individuals, or the Governments
of Canada and Yukon;
- Operational, administrational, maintenance costs, or on-going expenses (for example: overhead costs which incur on an organization solely from running, existing employee positions, rent, telephone, internet, annual or recurring events);
- Honoraria (contracts are eligible);
- Expenditures made prior to the project being approved for funding;
- Expenditures without verifiable receipts;
- Projects that fall under the normal responsibility of the Government of Yukon, municipal authority, First Nation or federal government.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. on March 1. Applications must be received by the Department of Environment office or the EAF email no later than 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on the first business day following the deadline.

All applicants will receive written confirmation of the outcome of their application to the contact information they provided. Please allow up to 4 weeks for processing.

Organizations may submit more than one application but no more than one can be funded in one fiscal year.

Environmental Awareness Fund application package:

Contact Information:

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

Submit your application package.
- Email (preferred method):
- In person (in a clearly marked envelope): at the Department of Environment office at 10 Burns Road in Whitehorse.
- Mail:
Government of Yukon
Environmental Awareness Fund (V-3A)
c/o EAF
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

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