Non-profit Sustainability – Building Support Grants

This program supports non-profits and First Nations, with community purpose buildings, become more sustainable by providing Grants for energy retrofits and structural and envelope building repairs up to a maximum of $200,000.

Energy Improvements

Energy improvements aim to conserve or generate energy and must show a positive return on investment. Eligible costs include, but are not limited to:

  • air source heat pumps
  • solar systems
  • air sealing
  • heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) upgrades
  • led lighting
  • insulation
  • hot water heater upgrades
  • thermostat and other controls

Building Repairs

Building repairs aim to restore a building envelope, its structural building components or address health and safety issues. The types of building repairs that may be eligible include, but are not limited to:

  • load bearing walls
  • roofs
  • footings
  • foundations
  • load bearing posts and beams
  • mitigation of water ingress

Health and safety repairs may include, but are not limited to:

  • radon or mold mitigation
  • trip or fall hazards mitigation
  • HVAC improvements required to prevent the buildup of polluted, damp, or contaminated air

Eligible applicants include registered non-profits and First Nations located in the Columbia Basin Trust region who own buildings that are used for community purposes.

Your organization must:

  • offer services/activities for broad public benefit; and
  • own the community purpose building, defined as a building that:
    • is accessed by a variety of people;
    • demonstrates broad community benefit; and
    • is actively used.

This program is closed.

This is program is closed.

Submit your final report here.