Funding Programs for Climate Resilience

Are you looking for a way to fund your climate preparedness project or for opportunities that can enhance climate adaptation? The list below (ordered alphabetically) provides a list of funds and opportunities. Please connect with the funding body to ask any questions about the particular grants. This page was last updated on November 16, 2020.

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Grant/Opportunity

Funder

Description

Deadline

Grant/Opportunity:
Funder:

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Description:

Supports the conservation, protection and recovery of target species and their habitats on Indigenous lands or traditional territories. Funding usually ranges from $10,000 to $50,000.

Deadline:

Applications closed for 2020/21.

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Description:

Supports research on the development or improvement of risk management tools and/or practices for the Canadian agriculture sector. Maximum of $25,000 per year.

Deadline:

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

Grant/Opportunity:
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Union of BC Municipalities

Description:

Assist local governments in delivering sustainable services by deepening asset management practices within their organizations. Maximum of $15,000.

Deadline:

Applications closed for 2020/21.

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Environment and Climate Change Canada

Description:

Supports projects related to youth climate awareness, community-based climate action, climate research at Canadian think tanks or academia, and advancing climate science and technology.

Deadline:

Winter 2021 (Climate research and technology streams)

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Indigenous Services Canada

Description:

Funds First Nations community-driven projects to build capacity to adapt to the health impacts of climate change. First Nations south of 60°N are eligible.

Deadline:

Next call in Summer 2021.

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Union of BC Municipalities

Description:

Suite of funding streams to enhance the resiliency of local governments, First Nations and communities in responding to emergencies.

Deadline:

Multiple deadlines in Winter/Spring 2021. See website for details.

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Union of BC Municipalities

Description:

To reduce the risk of wildfires and mitigate their impacts on BC communities. Includes FireSmart and Crown Land wildfire risk reduction.

Deadline:

Applications closed for 2020/21.

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Environment and Climate Change Canada

Description:

To protect, rehabilitate, enhance and sustain the natural environment with funding between $25,000 and $100,000.

Deadline:

Applications closed for 2020/21.

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Catherine Donnelly Foundation

Description:

To catalyze a significant increase in public support for fast and deep-reaching climate change solutions. Of particular interest is a desire to engage with and support Indigenous-led climate justice movements.

Deadline:

EOI deadline: February 2021

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Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Description:

Funds First Nation communities located below the 60th parallel to assess and respond to climate change impacts on community infrastructure and emergency management.

Deadline:

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

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Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation

Description:

Supports projects that restore, maintain, or enhance native freshwater fish and wildlife populations and habitats as well as environmental education.

Deadline:

Fall 2022 (Land Stewardship Grant)

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Description:

Supports Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs who are ready to launch agriculture and food systems projects. Up to $2.5 million over 5 years.

Deadline:

September 30, 2022

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First Nations Health Authority

Description:

Supports First Nations communities in reducing climate change impacts on health. Maximum of $100,000 per year.

Deadline:

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

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Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Description:

Funds long-term (up to 3 years) climate monitoring projects in Indigenous communities.

Deadline:

Applications closed for 2020/21.

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Government of BC

Description:

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to help local governments develop or improve long-term comprehensive plans, including: asset management, stormwater, water, and liquid waste.

Deadline:

January 13, 2021

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Government of BC

Description:

Supports cost-sharing of infrastructure projects, with priorities including food security, road, air and marine infrastructure, broadband connectivity, efficient and/or reliable energy, and improved education and/or health facilities.

Deadline:

Applications closed for 2020/21.

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McConnell Foundation

Description:

Supports cultural, economic and social systems innovation in Canada. Seeks to advance community wellbeing and environmental sustainability at a generational scale.

Deadline:

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

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Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Description:

Provides up to $50,000 for a broad spectrum of asset management related activities, including planning, assessments, data collection, training, and more.

Deadline:

January 19, 2021

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Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

Description:

Supports research teams to pursue climate mitigation or adaptation solutions, taking bold, but calculated, risks to test new climate solutions. Projects can be up to 3 years, with a maximum amount of $60,000 per year.

Deadline:

Applications closed for 2020/21.

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Real Estate Foundation of BC

Description:

Funds projects that support sustainability in give interest areas: land use, built environments, fresh water, food lands, and real estate profession. Can fund up to 50% of the cash portion of a project budget.

Deadline:

March 2021

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TD Friends of the Environment Foundation

Description:

Supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education and green space programs.

Deadline:

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.

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Carthy Foundation

Description:

Funds initiatives that advance innovative policy and practice to enhance ecological systems in cities. Includes issues such as urban ecological design, water conservation, habitat and connectivity, green infrastructure, and natural capital practices.

Deadline:

Two application periods: January 15 and July 15

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Vancouver Foundation

Description:

Offers grants for a wide variety of projects. Funding streams include: Emergency Community Support Fund, Neighbourhood Small Grants, Participatory Action Research Grants, and Systems Change Grants.

Deadline:

Multiple deadlines. See website for details.

Community Climate Preparedness Virtual Workshop Series

Call for Expressions of Interest is now closed

FBC is organizing virtual climate change preparedness training sessions for communities across the province under the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative initiative, funded by Natural Resources Canada and the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy. This will consist of 4 training sessions on the basics of how to conduct a climate change adaptation engagement and planning process. Links will be made between building resilience to climate change and building general community resilience as part of the recovery from COVID-19. This may include looking at a resilience area of interest, such as food sovereignty.

Participants will receive an introduction to climate information and its uses and will learn about and apply select adaptation resources and tools that are typically used in an adaptation planning process. The series will support participants in developing a near-term action plan to advance climate preparedness in their community so that they have a clear path for advancing this work on-the-ground. They will also gain an understanding of in-person and virtual facilitation skills. A certificate will be given to staff members who complete all training sessions.

Communities who are selected will be asked to commit 1-4 people (staff and/or key stakeholders) to be involved in the entire process, a time commitment of 20-24 hours.

Who is eligible

First Nations and local governments in small communities with populations of less than 10,000 people.

If you have any questions or are interested in the next call for Expressions of Interest, please contact Cait Murphy at cmurphy@fraserbasin.bc.ca or 604-488-5353. Thank you for your interest.