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.
- September 1st
- February 1st
Leadership Environmental Action Projects
(LEAP) grants are for B.C. High Schools to support student learning and experiences in conservation and stewardship of British Columbia’s biodiversity.
- real world field-based experiences in conservation
- student learning of scientific practices
- citizen science opportunities
- providing opportunities for work experience focused on conservation-related careers
- leadership or conservation career skills development
- connecting to local conservation projects or issues
Day Trippers- Children’s Charity
Day trippers raises funds for trips to recognized educational and cultural institutions for school groups in lower-income and far-reaching areas. Why? They believe that every student should have the opportunity to visit unique places of learning: from museums to art galleries to conservation areas and beyond.
- Canadian School
- Grades k-8
- Trip requests must align with ministry curriculum
- Amount requested must not exceed $25/child to a maximum of $1500 CAD per application.
From coast to coast, Canada is bursting with natural riches, diverse species and varied ecosystems that sustain us and provide benefits essential for a healthy life. To show our appreciation, let’s take care of nature so it can continue taking care of us. Apply for a grant to kick-start a project at your school.
Available for both elementary and secondary projects.
MEC’ Community Grants program supports organizations that can demonstrate their commitment to at least one, preferably both, of the following areas.
- Identify and reduce barriers to outdoor activity and increase the community of the active outdoor enthusiasts.
- Teach responsible outdoor recreation practices and environmental stewardship.
Grants are accepted July 1 to September 4. Applicants are notified mid-November.
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.
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
Organizations eligible to receive funding:
- Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN)
- Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary)
- Indigenous groups/communities
Projects eligible to receive funding:
The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education and green space programs.
Farm to School BC offers two types of grants: Start-Up Grants of up to $3,000 and Scale-Up Grants of up to $1,000. Learn more about each grant below.
They also offer Grant writing workshops!
Whole Kids Garden Grant Program
Available to: K-12 schools in Canada growing edible gardens (previous award winners can reapply if funds received before 2020)
Grant window opens: Not yet announced. Check back in January 2023
Grant window closes: Not yet announced.
Grant value: $3000 to support new or existing edible gardens
Free Supported School Program
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.
Comox Valley Community Foundation
This 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.
Action Project Funding & Awards
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.
Tree Canada’s Greening Canada’s School Grounds program strengthens the relationship between students and nature. By supporting school greening projects, we enhance the learning experience for students and strengthen their relationship with nature.
Canada Post Community Foundation Grant
The Canada Post Community Foundation provides grants to Canadian schools, charities and community organizations that make a difference in the lives of children and youth (up to age 21).
The Honda Canada Foundation was created to lend a hand to registered non-profit charities that strive to make the lives of Canadians better. We support people and organizations that focus on our four pillars: Family, Environment, Engineering and Education. This allows us to make a positive contribution to Canadians everywhere.
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.
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.
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