If you have an idea that will strengthen environmental well-being, this program could help support it.
Who Can Apply
Eligible applicants include registered non-profits, public organizations, municipalities, regional districts and Indigenous organizations. Businesses may be considered depending on the project and its broad community impact. The project must not mainly benefit the interest of the business.
Your project must take place within the Columbia Basin Trust region.
How to Apply
If your project requires more than $5,000, the application guidelines for Environment Grants will be posted on June 5, 2018 and the deadline to apply will be September 13, 2018.
If your project requires $5,000 or less, then you can apply for a Environment Small Grant. Download the Small Grants Application Guide and Worksheet. There are multiple intake dates for 2018 and deadlines to apply are April 30, 2018, July 31, 2018, October 31, 218 and January 31, 2019.
The application process is online for Environment Grants. You will need to create an account. (If you have already created an account for a different Trust grant application, please use that account.) Click here to be directed to the Trust’s online application site.
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For completed projects:
Download the Small Grants Final Report Template
Download the Large Grant Final Report Template
Here are examples of past projects that have been approved for grants:
- Environment Grants – Fall 2017
- Environment Grants – Fall 2016
- Environment Grants – Spring 2016
- Environment Grants – Fall 2015
- Environment Grants – Fall 2014
- Environment Grants – Spring 2014
These projects may not reflect our current funding priorities. If your organization is based outside the Basin, we will consider your project if it involves a significant partnership with a Basin community or organization.
Your project should address one of the following four categories.
1. ECOSYSTEMS PROJECTS:
- Enhance or conserve ecosystems and/or species of conservation concern.
- Reduce the threat of significant invasive species to terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
2. CLIMATE PROJECTS:
- Support adaptation to the impacts of climate change at community-wide or regional scales.
- Make long-term contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions at community-wide or regional scales.
3. WATER PROJECTS:
- Support the protection, enhancement or restoration of water resources that are important for species and/or ecosystems of conservation concern.
- Carry out water quality and/or quantity research that is scientifically sound and will contribute knowledge to the management of water resources for the benefit of ecosystems, communities and watershed stakeholders.
4. ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROJECTS:
- Provide education to Basin residents that helps develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural world and motivates ecologically informed decisions and actions.