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 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
- hot water heater upgrades
- thermostat and other controls
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
- 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
Who Can Apply
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.
How to Apply
This program is closed.
Deadline to Apply
This is program is closed.
Submit your final report here.