154 Grants Applications 2017 - 2018
102 Projects Approved 2017 - 2018
45 Fish Projects 2017 - 2018
57 Wildlife Projects 2017 - 2018
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.
See our FAQ below and our Grant Application Information Kit for more details on how we evaluate grant applications.
Thanks to everyone who completed the survey about our new online grant application system. This new way to receive grant applications – launched in 2015 – helps us support you better and improves how we can report on projects. Based on survey results, it’s working for you, and we’ll keep improving it based on your feedback.
You can apply anytime for a Community Engagement Grant in our Peace Region. These grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are typically $1,000 to $1,500. They are available to help local groups take action that will benefit local fish and wildlife.
Our Coastal and Columbia Regions have allocated all 2016-17 Community Engagement Grant funding and will accept Community Engagement Grant applications as of April 1, 2017.
Our Regional Boards approved grants for 116 fish and wildlife projects in 2016-17. These will be delivered by First Nations, stewardship groups and others across our Coastal, Columbia and Peace Regions. Many of these projects will support endangered and threatened species. Explore our regional maps to learn more.
Besides funding fish and wildlife projects through grants, we also enter into long-term agreements and partnerships to help work towards our vision of thriving fish and wildlife populations. Our Boards may also approve funding for projects that address local conservation priorities. We call these directed projects.
Grant applications go through a three-stage review process that culminates in a review and final decision by each regional Board regarding proposed projects in that region.
Grant applications for proposed projects are evaluated on several criteria including, but not limited to: alignment with Action Plans, technical merit, deliverables, outcomes, qualifications and past experience.
Evaluating Grant Applications
The FWCP’s technical committees and Boards consider the following when evaluating each grant application for a proposed project:
1. Alignment with Action Plan priorities;
2. Alignment with annual regional priorities (applies to FWCP-Columbia only);
3. Technical merit;
4. Deliverables and project outcomes;
5. Team qualifications and past experience;
6. Community engagement and communications/outreach); and
In our Peace Region, the First Nations Working Group reviews each grant application and, in addition to evaluating applications from an ecosystem-value perspective, will also consider the following when evaluating proposed projects:
1. Effective communication with First Nations about the project prior to proposal submission;
2. Partnership, training or participation opportunities; and
3. Recognition and inclusion of cultural values and traditional knowledge.
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.
Additional points will be awarded during the evaluation process to applications that address one or more of the three Columbia Region priorities.
Application Review Process
Prior to the final review by the regional Board in each region, grant applications for proposed projects are reviewed by Fish and Wildlife Technical Committees and a First Nations Working Group (in FWCP-Peace Region only). This review includes FWCP’s agency partners (e.g. the Province, DFO and BC Hydro), First Nations and public stakeholders. Each grant application will go through the following three-stage review process.
Stage 1 Review by Regional Program Manager
Each FWCP Regional Manager will review grant applications to ensure they are complete and for general alignment with regional conservation priorities.
Stage 2 Review by Regional Committees
Fish and Wildlife Technical Committees in each region will review each grant application for technical merit. In the FWCP’s Peace Region, the First Nations Working Group will also review each grant application. Each Board receives the results of these reviews to assist Board members in their review during Stage 3.
Stage 3 Review by Regional Board Members
The three regional Boards review each grant application for the proposed projects to be delivered in their region. The Boards consider the results of Stage 2 evaluations. The Boards make the final decisions to approve grants for proposed projects in each region.
All grant seekers planning a project to be delivered in the FWCP’s Peace Region must submit a mandatory, online Notice of Intent form by September 21, 2016.
The NOI provides basic pre-application information to the FWCP’s Program Manager in the Peace Region before you submit a grant application. The Program Manager can support you to align your proposed project with our Action Plans and priorities. The Program Manager will use the NOI to provide you with First Nations’ contact information in your proposed project area. This ensures early engagement with appropriate community representatives. You will be asked to provide details of your engagement with First Nations and stakeholders when you complete your grant application. This information is an important part of your grant evaluation.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-528-8136 if you have any questions about your Notice of Intent (NOI).
Proposed projects must be delivered within one of the FWCP’s three regions and align with the priority actions outlined in the relevant FWCP Action Plans. Proposed projects must also align with activities that are consistent with the role of the FWCP and the types of activities it funds and supports.
Projects that do not clearly address a conservation priority and recommended action(s) will not be considered for funding.
The FWCP funds and supports the following which are consistent with its role and mandate:
The FWCP does NOT fund or support the following activities which are beyond its scope and mandate:
The FWCP funds and supports several broad types of conservation actions as defined in its Action Plans.
If you are applying for a FWCP grant, you will be asked to define your project by type.
Each region has a set of Action Plans that reflect local conservation priorities and recommended actions. These Action Plans provide important strategic guidance. We fund projects that align with the priorities in our Action Plans. Read our Action Plans, then apply for a grant to deliver one of the actions recommended in your region. Action Plans are posted on each regional page.
Coastal Region Action Plans
Alouette River Watershed and Action Plans
Ash River Watershed and Action Plans
Bridge-Seton River Watershed and Action Plans
Campbell River Watershed and Action Plans
Cheakamus River Watershed and Action Plans
Clayton Falls River Watersheds and Action Plan
Clowhom Falls River Watershed and Action Plan
Coquitlam River Watershed and Action Plans
Falls River Watershed and Action Plan
Jordan River Watershed and Action Plan
Puntledge River Watershed and Action Plans
Shuswap River Watershed and Action Plans
Stave River Watershed and Action Plans
Wahleach River Watershed and Action Plan
All grant applicants will be notified in writing regarding the outcomes of our review. If your grant for a proposed project is approved for an FWCP grant, you should be prepared to fulfill the insurance and project management requirements.
Granting decisions will be finalized by Boards (i.e. approved, approved with conditions, or not approved) and grant applicants will be notified February/March 2017.
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.