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 April 12, 2022.
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Provides provincial and federal funding for community infrastructure projects that reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Project evaluation includes consideration of adaptation and mitigation to climate change.
Provides funding for local governments in BC for capital infrastructure and capacity building projects including modification, reinforcement or relocation of existing public infrastructure to mitigate the effects of and/or improve resiliency to extreme national events and impacts or events related to climate change.
Provides funding to First Nations communities so they can build resiliency, prepare for natural hazards and respond to them. Includes the Emergency Management Non-Structural Mitigation and Preparedness Program and Emergency Management FireSmart Program.
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.
The intent of the Extreme Heat Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning funding stream is to support eligible applicants to ensure they have accurate knowledge of the risks associated with extreme heat and how these risks will change over time, and to develop effective response plans and strategies to prepare, mitigate, and adapt to those risks.
Aims to build more community buildings and improve existing ones – in particular in areas with populations experiencing higher needs – while also making the buildings more energy efficient, lower carbon, more resilient to climate change, and higher performing.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for small and medium retrofit projects.
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.
Includes several funding programs available to communities within the Northern Development service region. Although the focus of these programs is on economic development, programs can also support community goals related to clean energy and adaptation.
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.
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.
An application based program available to local governments and other recipients outside of the Metro Vancouver Regional District to support infrastructure and capacity building projects that are either large in scale, regional in impact or innovative, and align with the program objectives of productivity and economic growth, a clean environment and strong cities and communities.
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.
The Retooling for Climate Change website is funded through the BC Regional Adaptation Collaborative (BC RAC), a partnership program of the Fraser Basin Council and the BC Ministry of Environment – Climate Action Secretariat, with funding from Natural Resources Canada and other in-kind contributions.