Funding

Columbia Spotted Frog

154 Grant Applications 2017 - 2018

102 Projects Approved 2017 - 2018

45 Fish Projects 2017 - 2018

57 Wildlife Projects 2017 - 2018

Grant Intake Open

We’re now accepting grant applications for projects that align with our Action Plans posted below. Grant applications are due Friday, October 27, 2017, 5 p.m. PDT. Apply online.

We’re here to help. Contact us to discuss your grant application.

 

How To Apply

It’s easy to apply for an FWCP grant:

1. Review the regional Action Plans of interest to you. See Our Regions;

2. Develop a project idea to fulfill an action in any regional Action Plan(s);

3. Login to our online grant management system;

4. Start your online grant application;

5. Fulfill all mandatory requirements; and

6. Submit your grant application Friday, October 27, 2017, 5 p.m. PDT.

Learn more about how we review and evaluate grant applications.

 

Community Engagement Grants

Apply anytime for a Community Engagement Grant. These grants are typically $500 to $1,000 and help stewardship groups take action to benefit local fish and wildlife.

 

 

Contact Us

Online Grant Application

Start your grant application here. Apply now and follow the instructions.

If you were approved for a grant last year, use this link to manage your grant. Anyone applying for a grant in our Peace Region must have submitted a Notice of Intent by Friday, Sept. 8, 2017. Contact us anytime if you have questions.

 

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FAQ

What is the FWCP?

The Fish & Wildlife Compensation Program (FWCP) is a partnership between BC Hydro, the Province of British Columbia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations, and Public Stakeholders. Our mission is to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife impacted by existing BC Hydro dams.

Why does the FWCP fund fish and wildlife projects?

In our Columbia and Peace regions, BC Hydro’s water licences require BC Hydro to compensate for the impacts of its dams and generating stations. In our Coastal Region, compensating for the impacts of BC Hydro dams and generating stations is a voluntary initiative by BC Hydro in recognition of the impacts.

Who decides what projects get FWCP funding?

We fund projects that align with our Action Plans, which reflect regional conservation priorities and priority actions. An independent Board in each region reviews all grant applications and approves all project and funding decisions. Our Boards include representatives from BC Hydro, the Province of BC, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, First Nations and Public Stakeholders.

Learn more about our grants and projects we fund by subscribing at fwcp.ca/subscribe.

How is the FWCP funded?

Each year, BC Hydro provides funding to our three regions: Coastal, Columbia, and Peace. Through our annual intake of grant applications, as well as other funding mechanisms, we provide funding to deliver fish and wildlife projects within our mandate in each of our three regions. In 2017 – 2018, our local boards approved $9.4 million for 102 fish and wildlife projects across the Province of BC.

What does the FWCP fund?

We fund and support the following types of actions, which are consistent with our mandate:

  1. Actions to create, restore, or otherwise improve the function of ecosystems that have been impacted by BC Hydro activities;
  2. Actions to create, restore, or otherwise improve the function of alternate ecosystems that provide a better opportunity for investment;
  3. Specific management actions for species of interest, as identified by recovery teams and action/implementation groups;
  4. Baseline inventories that contribute to the development of habitat- or species-based actions within Action Plans;
  5. Monitoring programs designed to measure the effectiveness of FWCP-funded habitat and species actions;
  6. Actions that contribute to all aspects of managing co-operatively managed conservation lands; and
  7. Participation as a team member in species of interest planning.

What does the FWCP NOT fund?

We do not fund or support the following activities, which are beyond our mandate:

  1. Core activities of government or non-government agencies or programs (i.e., if the proposed project is being undertaken to inform a specific regulatory or legislative requirement, it is considered a core activity of government);
  2. Programs designed exclusively to address government harvest objectives;
  3. Policy development related to land or wildlife management;
  4. Administration of government regulations;
  5. Leading the development of species recovery goals;
  6. Funding, coordinating, or leading National Recovery Teams for species at risk; and
  7. Engaging in enforcement and compliance activities, except in relation to co-operatively managed conservation lands.

What projects are eligible for a grant?

Actions recommended in an Action Plan are eligible for an FWCP grant

The actions recommended in our Action Plans reflect our mission, geographic scope, and three strategic objectives:

  1. Conservation,
  2. Community engagement, and
  3. Sustainable use.

Our Action Plans define priority actions for the watershed or sub-region. The Action Plans also provide important context about hydro-generating facilities, information gaps, limiting factors, and other information to characterize the watershed or sub-region.

Our priority actions are grouped by five broad action types in the Action Plans.

  1. Habitat-based actions – These actions will conserve, restore and enhance habitats. Examples include habitat creation, restorations and enhancement, enhancing habitat connectivity and invasive species management.
  2. Species-based actions – These actions will alleviate limiting factors for a species. Examples includes restoration planning, captive breeding/rearing and reintroductions.
  3. Research and information acquisition actions – These actions will collect information necessary to evaluate, review and implement subsequent conservation, restoration and enhancement actions. Examples include inventory, limiting factor assessment and other activities to address data gaps and information needs to complete other actions.
  4. Monitoring and evaluation actions (i.e. monitoring and adaptive management in our Peace Region) – These actions will monitor and evaluate projects supported by FWCP to understand the effectiveness of habitat- or species-based actions.
  5. Land securement – These actions will contribute to the establishment of easements or covenants, or the purchase of private land for conservation purposes.

Our Action Plans also identify how important each action is to us (i.e., priority 1, 2, or 3). A priority 1 action will score higher than a priority 2 or 3 action, when grant applications are evaluated.

Actions identified as “directed” are not eligible for a grant. These are projects that our Regional Boards will direct through a request for proposal. Do not submit a grant application for a “directed” project. Contact us if you are not sure.

Grant applications for projects that do not clearly address an action identified in an Action Plan will not be considered for an FWCP grant.

Who can apply for an FWCP grant?

Any group, government agency, First Nation, business, or individual that can meet our insurance requirements (e.g., WorkSafe BC and commercial general liability insurance) is eligible to receive an FWCP grant. In the past, First Nations, municipal, provincial, or federal agencies, stewardship groups, consultants, and educational institutions have been approved for FWCP grants.

When are grant applications due?

All grant applications are due by 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, October 27, 2017.

All grant applicants must apply online.

We do not accept grant applications by email or Canada Post.

What grants are available?

We offer three different grants for fish and wildlife projects. You can apply for each of these grants online at https://fwcp.smartsimple.ca when the grant intake opens in your region.

In addition to these three, annual fish and wildlife grants, we offer smaller Community Engagement Grants year-round, until the annual funding is allocated. Learn more about these grants – typically $500 – $1,000 – by contacting a Regional Manager.

  1. Seed Grant

$5,000 is the maximum Seed Grant funding available from the FWCP.

Our Seed Grant is available if you have a project idea and need financial support to further develop it before submitting a Large Grant application. Seed Grant funding is intended to offset costs to fill information gaps, explore project feasibility, and prepare technical information. Up to a maximum of $5,000 is available from the FWCP. Read about how a Comox Valley Seed Grant helped launch important habitat restoration work.  

  1. Small Grant

For projects with a total project cost of less than $20,000.  Total project cost including funding from all sources, in-kind contributions, and taxes.

Our Small Grant is available for projects that align with our Action Plans and have a total project cost of less than $20,000. The total project cost includes funding from all sources including, but not limited to, the FWCP and the total value of all in-kind contributions (if any), and applicable taxes. Your Small Grant application does not require a written project proposal.

  1. Large Grant

For projects with total a project cost greater than $20,000. Total project cost including funding from all sources, in-kind contributions, and taxes.

Our Large Grant is available for projects that align with our Action Plans and have a total project cost of more than $20,000. The total project cost includes funding from all sources including, but not limited to, the FWCP and the total value of all in-kind contributions (if any), and applicable taxes. Your Large Grant application must include a written project proposal (maximum six pages).

How do you apply for an FWCP grant in 2017?

We use an online grant management system to manage all aspects of your FWCP grant, starting with your grant application. Access our online grant management system at http://fwcp.smartsimple.ca.

It’s easy to apply for an FWCP grant:

  1. Review the regional Action Plans of interest to you;
  2. Develop a project idea to fulfil an action in any Action Plan(s);
  3. Login to our online grant management system at http://fwcp.smartsimple.ca;
  4. Complete your mandatory Notice of Intent by September 8, 2017, 5 p.m. PDT (Peace Region Only);
  5. Start your online grant application;
  6. Fulfill all mandatory requirements; and
  7. Submit your grant application Friday, October 27, 2017, 5 p.m. PDT.

Contact us anytime if you have questions.

1.         Review the regional Action Plans of interest to you
Decisions about what projects are approved in each FWCP region are guided by a series of Action Plans that define our priorities and recommend priority actions in each region that are eligible for an FWCP grant. Please review the Action Plan(s) in the region (i.e., Coastal, Columbia, or Peace Region) that is of interest to you.

Action Plans are online at:

Coastal Region

Columbia Region

Peace Region

Coastal Region Action Plans
We are finalizing updated 2017 Action Plans for each of the 14 watersheds that make up our Coastal Region. Final Action Plans will be available by September 2017. Please review the 2017 draft watershed action plans for reference until then. The new Action Plans are organized by ecosystem type and recommend specific priority actions within our mandate for each watershed. Projects that align with the actions recommended are eligible for a grant.

Columbia Region Action Plans
If you are applying for an FWCP grant in our Columbia Region, start by reading our Action Plans and reviewing the recommended priority actions. Select the action(s) that align with your project idea(s).

Base your grant application for a potential project on any one or more of the actions recommended in our plans.

  1. Large Lakes Action Plan
  2. Riparian and Wetlands Action Plan
  3. Small Lakes Action Plan
  4. Species of Interest Action Plan
  5. Streams Action Plan
  6. Upland and Dryland Action Plan
  7. Upper Kootenay Ecosystem Enhancement Plan

Peace Region Action Plans
If you are applying for an FWCP grant in our Peace Region, start by reading our Action Plans and reviewing the priority actions. Base your grant application for a potential project on any one or more of the priority actions in our plans.

  1. Lakes Action Plan
  2. Reservoirs Action Plan
  3. Riparian and Wetlands Action Plan
  4. Species of Interest Action Plan
  5. Streams Action Plan
  6. Uplands Action Plan

Our Peace Basin Plan also defines priorities for potential stewardship and education projects. This project type is unique to our Peace Region. Potential stewardship and education projects would have a high educational, volunteer, and/or community engagement component.

2.         Develop a project idea to fulfill an action
Based on your knowledge and experience, consider how you might fulfill a priority action in one of our three regions:

  1. Where would the work take place?
  2. Who would be the project leader?
  3. How would you go about the work?
  4. What would the outcome be?
  5. What species would benefit?
  6. Would you need partners?
  7. What would it cost?
  8. How would you share the results and what you learned with others?

These are the kinds of questions we’ll ask as you complete in your online grant application.

Please contact our Region Managers to talk about your idea. We can work with you to develop your idea and ensure it aligns with our Action Plans.

3.         Login to our online grant management system
All grant applicants must use our online grant management system to apply. As of 2015, we no longer accept grant applications via email or Canada Post.

Coastal Region

If you’ve applied for an FWCP grant online before, you can login at http://fwcp.smartsimple.ca.

If this is the first time you’ve applied online for an FWCP grant, you must register online at http://fwcp.smartsimple.ca

Columbia Region

If you’ve applied for an FWCP grant online before, you can login at http://fwcp.smartsimple.ca.

If this is the first time you’ve applied online for an FWCP grant, you must register online at http://fwcp.smartsimple.ca.

Peace Region

If you’ve applied for an FWCP grant online before, you can login at http://fwcp.smartsimple.ca and start your mandatory Notice of Intent now. It was due by Friday, September 8, 2017 at 5 p.m. PDT.

If this is the first time you’ve applied online for an FWCP grant, you must register online at http://fwcp.smartsimple.ca and then start your grant application, which begins with a Notice of Intent. It was due by Friday, September 8, 2017 at 5 p.m. PDT.

4.        Complete your mandatory Notice of Intent by September 8, 2017, 5 p.m. PDT (Peace Region Only)

5.         Start your grant application
Work through the online grant application section by section. You can move between sections and complete it in any order you wish. You can save your work and return to it anytime.

Ask us how you can copy information from a previous online application. This could save you time and make it easier for you.

There are lots of instructions in the online grant application. If you need help, submit your questions online and we’ll reply.  You can also email your questions to fwcp@bchydro.com or call 604-528-8136.

6.         Fulfill all mandatory requirements
Be sure to complete all grant application sections and fulfil all mandatory requirements. These requirements vary by region (e.g., the mandatory Notice of Intent required by September 8, 2017, for all Peace Region grant applications, and letters of support for Coastal Region Large Grant applications). Be sure to review our regional requirements and/or priorities.

7.         Submit your grant application Friday, October 27, 2017, 5 p.m. PDT
We accept grant applications received by the deadline. If you have questions or need help, please contact us.

Why does our Peace Region require a mandatory Notice of Intent Form?

If you are applying for a fish or wildlife grant in our Peace Region, you must have submitted a mandatory Notice of Intent (NOI) by Friday, September 8, 2017. If you did not submit the NOI, sorry, but you cannot apply for a grant this year. Contact our Peace Region manager for more information.

The NOI is an important part of our commitment to First Nations. It helps inform First Nations about your proposed project and allows our Peace Region Manager, Chelsea Coady, to provide you with additional guidance before submitting your grant application on Friday, October 27, 2017, by 5 p.m. PDT.

Start your Peace Region online grant application and follow the instructions to complete and submit your Notice of Intent.

Your NOI will be reviewed by our First Nations Working Group and you will receive written notice via email advising you to contact specific First Nations in our Peace Region to discuss your proposed project.

 

We expect the dialogue to:

  1. Occur in advance of the grant application deadline;
  2. Determine First Nations’ support for the proposed project; and
  3. Identify reasonable opportunities for First Nation involvement and recognition and the inclusion of cultural values and traditional knowledge in the proposed project.

Use these points to guide your discussion with First Nations:

  1. First Nations Priorities’ and Values: Discuss specific priorities and values for the First Nations and identify how this information can be incorporated into the project scope.
  2. Community Activity Timelines: Discuss the timelines of the project activities relative to traditional, cultural or community activities and how to ensure there is no conflict between activities.
  3. Traditional Knowledge: Discuss if there are opportunities to incorporate traditional and local knowledge into the project scope.
  4. Training Opportunities: Discuss and determine First Nations’ training opportunities related to the project (e.g. electrofishing certification). Costs associated with First Nations’ training can be included as a budget line item in the project application.
  5. Employment Approach: Discuss preferred approach to hiring First Nations’ members who may be involved in the project and determine appropriate daily rates for First Nations (e.g. hiring members on an individual basis or hiring through the First Nation or a First Nation-owned company).
  6. Level of Involvement: Based on the above discussion points and the different types of involvement that could result from these discussions, four types of involvement are defined below (the grant applicant must select the type of involvement or “type of partnership” the First Nations have with the project). FWCP encourages meaningful involvement by First Nations to strengthen and maintain relationships with First Nations.
  •  i.     Financial or in-kind support – First Nation contributes funds or in-kind services which increase the total value of the project
  • ii.     Support in principle – A First Nation provides a letter of support for the project but is not directly involved
  • iii.    Working relationship – Budgeted involvement in the project. (e.g. First Nations technicians employed through the project)
  • iv.    Project development support – First Nation contributes to project development and implementation

 

 

What are the regional priorities and/or requirements for grants?

Regional priorities and/or requirements for 2017 grant intake vary slightly. See below. Contact us anytime if you have questions.

 

Coastal Region priorities and/or requirements

Review our updated Coastal Region 2017 Action Plans

Our new Action Plans identify our conservation priorities and actions eligible for an FWCP grant. We will fund projects that align with our new 2017 Action Plans, not our 2011 Action Plans. Read our Overview Coastal Region Watershed Action Plans.

 

2017 Coastal Region priorities

The Coastal Region Board is interested in funding all priority actions in each of the 14 watersheds that make up our Coastal Region, especially actions identified as a #1 priority.

 

Submit letters of support for Large Grants

Mandatory letters of support are required for all Large Grant applications (i.e., projects with a total cost of more than $20,000, including taxes). A letter of support from is required from:

  • A government agency;
  • A First Nation; and
  • A stakeholder/community group.

Letters of support for Seed or Small Grants are optional and may be used to strengthen your grant application.

 

Applying for a fish passage project? Read the framework document 

Grant applicants looking for FWCP funding to evaluate opportunities to restore fish production above BC Hydro facilities that previously blocked fish passage are required to work through the Fish Passage Decision Framework, approved by the policy committee in 2008 and revised in 2017. Proponents are encouraged to contact BC Hydro to get more support in working through the Framework.

 

Contact us if you are proposing a project near select reservoirs

If you are proposing a project that involves work on land immediately surrounding BC Hydro reservoirs in the Ash, Campbell, Jordan or Puntledge River watersheds, you MUST contact our Coastal Region Manager, Julie Fournier, at julie.fournier@bchydro.com or 604-528-7998, prior to submitting your grant application.

 

Projects must be within our Coastal Region watersheds

We fund projects to be delivered within the boundaries of the 14 watersheds that make up our Coastal Region.

Columbia Region priorities and/or requirements

2017 Columbia Region priorities

Our Columbia Region Board has identified three priorities for fall 2017 grant applications. The Board is encouraging grant applications for projects that result in “on-the-ground” or “in-stream” restoration and enhancement, especially in the North Columbia.

Grant applications that address one or more of the Columbia Region priorities in alignment with our Action Plans outlined below will receive additional points during the evaluation process.

Priority: Project involves implementation of stream habitat restoration and enhancement activities

Refer to the Columbia Region’s Streams Action Plan. Restoration and enhancement projects with adequate technical background are preferred over inventory, research, and planning. Applicants are encouraged to make use of any existing stream restoration plans (e.g., Forest/Fisheries Renewal BC; see the provincial EcoCat Ecological Reports Catalogue).

Priority: Project involves implementation of riparian and wetland restoration and conservation activities

Refer to the Columbia Region’s Riparian and Wetlands Action Plan.

Priority: Project will be delivered in North Columbia

Project to be delivered in the northern portion of the Columbia Region (i.e., North Columbia), which is bordered by Revelstoke and Golden in the south, and Valemount in the north.

 

Review our five-year fish plan for eligible fisheries projects in the Columbia Region

If you are applying for a grant for a fisheries project in the Columbia Region, please review the Core Fisheries Program Five-Year Plan 2014-2018 to ensure your proposal does not duplicate actions already planned. Applications for projects that duplicate our core fisheries projects will not be considered for funding.

 

Letters of support are optional

Letters of support from a government agency, First Nation, or stakeholder/community group are optional for Columbia Region grant applicants. They can be used to strengthen your grant application.

 

Projects must be within our Columbia Region

We fund projects to be delivered within the boundaries of our Columbia Region, which includes the Canadian portion of the Columbia River Basin, plus our wildlife extension area (northwest of Valemount). The Canadian portion of the Flathead River Basin is not part of our Columbia Region.

 

Peace Region priorities and/or requirements

Submit your mandatory Notice of Intent by September 8, 2017

If you are applying for a fish or wildlife grant in our Peace Region, you must submit a mandatory Notice of Intent (NOI) by Friday, September 8, 2017.

The NOI is an important part of our commitment to First Nations. It helps inform First Nations about your proposed project and allows our Peace Region Manager, Chelsea Coady, to provide you with additional guidance before submitting your grant application on October 27, 2017.

Start your Peace Region online grant application and follow the instructions to complete and submit your Notice of Intent.

Your NOI will be reviewed by our First Nations Working Group and you will receive written notice via email advising you to contact specific First Nations in our Peace Region to discuss your proposed project.

We expect the dialogue to:

  1. Occur in advance of the grant application deadline;
  2. Determine First Nations’ support for the proposed project; and
  3. Identify reasonable opportunities for First Nation involvement and recognition and the inclusion of cultural values and traditional knowledge in the proposed project.

 

Letters of support are optional

Letters of support from a government agency, First Nation, or stakeholder/community group are optional for Peace Region grant applicants. They are encouraged and can be used to strengthen your grant application.

 

Follow our guidance for Arctic Grayling projects

In July 2017, we finalized an Arctic Grayling synthesis report and prepared a monitoring framework that identifies high-priority information gaps and monitoring needs related to Arctic Grayling. These monitoring needs must be undertaken prior to funding on-the-ground conservation and enhancement projects, and include:

  1. Acquiring population data;
  2. Identifying critical habitats; and
  3. Assessing potential limiting factors.

Grant applications for projects to conserve and enhance Arctic Grayling in our Peace Region must align with our Streams Action Plan (Actions 1b-3 and 1b-4) and the monitoring needs in the synthesis report and monitoring framework.

 

Projects must occur within or relate to our Peace Region

We fund projects to be delivered within the boundaries of our Peace Region. We may fund projects that only partially overlap with our region boundary if the project is related to a species that moves across the regional boundary (e.g. caribou herds). Additionally, projects with a strong community engagement or stewardship and education focus could have some, but not all, project components outside of our regional boundary. These projects must still demonstrate they are addressing a priority action in a Peace Region Action Plan. Please contact our Peace Region Manager Chelsea Coady to discuss your project idea for grant application.

How are grant applications reviewed?

All grant applications go through a three-stage review process that ends with a final decision by each Regional Board about proposed projects in each of our three regions.

 

Stage 1            Review by Regional Manager

Each FWCP Regional Manager reviews grant applications to ensure they are complete and in alignment with priority action in our Action Plans.

In our Peace Region, the First Nations Working Group (FNWG) reviews all Notices of Intent (NOI) received by the September 8, 2017, deadline. When this review is complete, the Regional Manager will advise all Peace Region grant applicants which First Nations they are expected to contact about the proposed project and any other applicable regional guidance.

 

Stage 2            Review by Technical Committees and First Nations Working Group

Fish and Wildlife Technical Committees in each region review each grant application for technical merit. In our Peace Region, the First Nations Working Group also evaluates grant applications for inclusion of traditional ecological knowledge, incorporation of First Nation cultural values, and involvement of First Nations in the proposed project, where appropriate.

Results from the Technical Committees and First Nations Working Group review are provided to each Board to assist in their review and final decision-making in Stage 3.

 

Stage 3            Review by Board Members

The three Regional Boards review each grant application for projects proposed in their region. The Boards consider the results of all Stage 2 evaluations and make final decisions on which grant applications will be approved. The Regional Boards evaluate the grant applications and are responsible for all project and funding decisions in each region.

Proposed projects are evaluated on several criteria, including but not limited to: alignment with Action Plans, technical merit, deliverables, outcomes, qualifications, and experience. See below: How are grant applications evaluated?

How are grant applications evaluated?

During Stage 2 of our review process, the FWCP’s fish and wildlife technical committees in each region review all grant applications and evaluate them for:

  1. Alignment with the FWCP’s strategic objectives (e.g., conservation, sustainable use, and community engagement) and investment criteria;
  2. Alignment with priority actions in our Action Plans. In each Action Plan, every action has been assigned a priority of 1 (highest), 2, or 3. During the evaluation of grant applications, a proposed project that aligns with a priority 1 action will be awarded more points, and a proposed project for a priority 2 or 3 action will receive fewer points;
  3. Conservation and enhancement of fish or wildlife that will result from the proposed project;
  4. Overall quality of the grant application;
  5. Technical merit, feasibility and likelihood of success;
  6. Deliverables and project outcomes;
  7. Team qualifications and experience;
  8. Cost-effectiveness; and
  9. Innovation and creativity.

In our Peace Region, our First Nations Working Group also reviews each grant application at Stage 2 and evaluates each one for:

  1. Effective communication with First Nations about the proposed project prior to submitting a grant application;
  2. Partnership, training, or participation opportunities; and
  3. Recognition and inclusion of cultural values and traditional knowledge.

During Stage 3 of our review process, our Regional Boards review each grant application and consider the results of other evaluations, their evaluation of the grant application, and the balancing of priorities including, but not limited to:

    1. The balance between projects that benefit primarily fish or wildlife;
    2. The balance of projects between Action Plans;
    3. The value of funding fewer high-cost single-year projects or a several smaller-cost projects; and
    4. The impact of multi-year funding on future year projects.

The Boards’ review and evaluation considers each grant application relative to the FWCP’s strategic objectives: conservation, sustainable use and community engagement. Board members in each region review all grant applications and evaluate them for:

  1. The benefit of the proposed project to fish or wildlife, and ecosystems, impacted by BC Hydro dams;
  2. Alignment with Action Plan objectives;
  3. Alignment with annual regional priorities or regional guidance. Additional points will be awarded during the evaluation process to applications that address one or more of the three Columbia Region priorities.
  4. Likelihood of improving or maintaining opportunities for sustainable use;
  5. Overall value of the project, including but not limited to, partnerships with First Nations and other, funding partners, in-kind contributions, and volunteers;
  6. Engagement of First Nations, public, communities and local stakeholders; and
  7. Overall quality of the grant application.

What happens if my grant application is approved?

All grant applicants will be notified of Board decisions by March 2018.

If your grant application is approved, you will be notified in writing of all conditions that must be fulfilled before finalizing a contribution agreement, starting work on your proposed project, and receiving the first payment instalment. The conditions are determined by the Regional Board and vary by grant application and proposed project.

All approved grant applicants will be required to fulfil our mandatory insurance requirements (i.e., WorkSafe BC and general commercial liability coverage).

Read our information kit for approved grant applicants. It will be posted in fall 2017. Contact us anytime.

Our Grants at Work

Our three regional Boards approved $9.4 million for 102 projects to be delivered in our Coastal, Columbia and Peace Regions in 2017 – 2018. See our provincial 2017 – 2018 project map.

More about 2017 – 2018 fish and wildlife projects.

See our FAQ above for more details on how we evaluate grant applications.

Looking For Other Funders?

We’re sharing a few sources of environmental funding here, but we know there are many more. Please share your funding sources with us so we can share them others who are also working to conserve and enhance fish and wildlife.