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Go Grants provide field trip grants for British Columbia k-12 classes and schools to help get students outdoors to learn about B.C’s fish, wildlife, habitats and biodiversity.  Go Grants cover transportation, project materials and or program fees to support students learning and connecting in nature.

2020 Deadline: 

  • February 1st (for field trips between April 1 – June 30)
  • September 1st (for field trips  between Sept 1- March 31)

Stewards of the Future, a program to promote stewardship and environmental awareness among youth.

Stewards of the Future supports and encourages emerging leaders to connect with their environments and explore their own communities to discover and document unique attributes, identify and research key issues of concern, and investigate stewardship initiatives. Funding is available for youth to go on field trips, visit local sites of interest and engage in stewardship projects in their communities.

Deadline Nov. 29th, 2019

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MEC’ Community Grants program supports organizations that can demonstrate their commitment to at least one, preferably both, of the following areas.

  1. Identify and reduce barriers to outdoor activity and increase the community of the active outdoor enthusiasts.
  2. Teach responsible outdoor recreation practices and environmental stewardship. 

Deadlines:

  • 2019 spring grants are accepted January 31 to March 28. Applicants are notified mid-May.
  • 2019 fall grants are accepted July 1 to September 4. Applicants are notified mid-November.

   Action Project Funding

 Learning for a Sustainable Future provides funding for students and teachers to engage their school and community in an action project. Funding is available for schools, individual classes, and school groups/clubs. LSF funding is not available for organizations or clubs/groups outside of the school. However, schools that apply for funding are able to collaborate with local organizations to design and undertake their Action Project.

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The Wild School program is a free, whole-school, three year initiative for k-8 schools to support outdoor and place-based learning connected directly to the new curriculum.  It is a three year supported all school program, with a facilitator and resources for staff.

Year 1: Focus on introducing, modelling and sharing hands-on instructional strategies and resources to support environmental learning in and about nature.

Year 2:  Focus on providing and supporting environmental learning and experiences outdoors.

Year 3:  Focus on growing wild connections with nature through projects, experiences and community partnerships.​

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Since its inception in 1981, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation has invested over $180 million in grant money to more than 2,800 conservation projects in B.C.

We fund a variety of conservation work including:

  • Projects that restore, maintain, or enhance native freshwater fish and wildlife populations and habitats
  • Environmental education, and stewardship projects
  • Projects that acquire land or interests in land to secure the value of these areas for conservation purposes​


The Pacific Salmon Foundation takes a practical approach to salmon stewardship by leveraging and sharing resources within the community.  The impact of every contribution is multiplied by community partnerships that can result in access to matching funds, and donations of additional goods and services for projects. Learn more about our Community Salmon Programand Partnered Initiatives.​

Comox Valley Community Foundation

Comox Valley Community Foundation helps build a vital community by supporting local initiatives and organizations that strive to improve the community. We support a variety of causes tackling our community’s most pressing issues. What inspires us is the opportunity to provide help in virtually every aspect of community life. Through our grants, we support everything from the programs for the developmentally disadvantaged to the environment and the arts, providing local charitable organizations with funds they need to create positive change in the community.​

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Every year, teachers who are using one of the BC Dairy Association (BCDA) programs can apply for a grant. In the 2017-2018 school year, we awarded 157 grants to teachers across BC who successfully completed the application by sharing how they would use the money to complement the BCDA program they were teaching.

Cabela's®

In August, 2017, Cabela’s Canada introduced the Cabela’s Canada Outdoor Fund to ensure future generations enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and other recreational activities in the Canadian outdoors.

The Outdoor fund provides financial support to Canadian organizations that support this vision and that focus their activities on four primary pillars:

  • Advocacy: protecting the outdoor lifestyle and the right to hunt, fish, camp and trap
  • Education:teaching the next generation of hunters, anglers, campers, and recreational sport shooters
  • Conservation: improving the habitat with sound conservation methods to ensure future generations will enjoy hunting and fishing
  • Helping others:providing new experiences, assisting sick, disabled or underprivileged individuals through hunting, fishing, camping, and/or recreational sport shooting experiences​