HASTE can provide schools looking to initiate emissions reduction programs with some
start up funding. For those who are planning to go further or bigger, we will maintain a set of links to websites that list funding opportunities and programs at the local, provincial and national level.
Funding and Grant Directories
The BC Climate Exchange website maintains a list of funding sources and opportunities for groups taking action on climate change.
Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network maintains a searchable database with information on grants and grantmakers that support Canadian environmental initiatives.
Environment Canada administers the
EcoAction Community Funding Program for not-for-profit groups working on community-based environmental projects that focus on Clean Air, Climate Change, Clean Water and Nature. The website also hosts the Green Source, a searchable database of funding sources for environmental projects.
In addition to being a great resource for Canadian charities and non-profits,
Charity Village maintains an extensive list of private, government, corporate and micro credit funding sources in Canada.
The Community Foundations of Canada website maintains a listing of
Community Foundations all over British Columbia, charitable organizations dedicated to improving communities and supporting groups in specific geographical areas.
The Active Communities Initiative website
lists a number of funding opportunities for communities and groups looking to increase activity levels.
The Vancouver Community Services website maintains a
list of external funding sources at the local, provincial and national level.
Community Futures website provides information on sources of funding and support for community development in BC.
Community Grants and Funding
Active Communities Initiative offers grants to member communities.
Vancouver Community Services administers a number of grants for organizations and groups working in Vancouver.
LocalMotion provides local governments funding assistance for capital projects that make communities greener, healthier and more active and accessible places in which to live.
Mountain Equipment Co-op adminsters
a number of grants relating to sustainability, conservation, advocacy and education. They also provide Grassroots Product Donations to groups doing work that supports environmental conservation and to initiatives that enable and inspire outdoor adventure.
School Grants and Funding
School Community Connections program, grants assist in transforming school facilities into vital, lively hubs for community activities and services.
Evergreen, a national not-for-profit organization that works to make cities more liveable, partners with funders to provide
financial support to publicly-funded Canadian schools and not-for-profit daycares who want to undertake greening and food garden projects.
Ed May Social Responsibility Education Fund promotes socially responsible teaching in inclusive, safe, and healthy schools by providing money to assist teachers in developing and implementing violence-prevention, antiracist, multicultural, gender-equity, global, environmental, or peace resources.
Grants and Funding for Youth Initiatives
Columbia Basin Youth Grants (CBYG) is a program that funds projects and activities that are of direct benefit to Basin youth and develop youth leadership skills.
Community Youth Development Coalition of B.C.'s granting process provides Initiative Start-up Funds to qualifying community-based organizations in British Columbia who are in the process of developing a Community Youth Development initiative.
The Government of Canada's
Youth Employment Strategy (YES) provides funding to help young people, particularly those facing barriers to employment, get the information and gain the skills, work experience and abilities they need to make a successful transition to the workplace.
ECO Canada provides Canadian employers with a wage subsidy to encourage them to hire recent graduates so they can work on an environmental project and gain experience in their field of study.
If you know of a funding source or resource we haven't listed, please
let us know.