Read the Applicant's Guide to learn if your group and project idea are eligible for funding, how to determine which performance indicators to track, and how to obtain additional funding. Learn more about the application process by selecting one of the following links:
- How to apply and eligibility criteria - Applicant's Guide and Application Form
- Who may apply?
- How to track results - Performance Indicators List
- Funding Resources
Our Applicant's Guide answers the eligibility criteria and process questions related to applications for funding. We strongly encourage community groups to have their Application Form reviewed by one of our Program Officers. Your completed application package must be received on or before the November 1, 2015 application deadline by an Environment Canada Regional Office.
- Read or download the Applicant's Guide and Application Form
- Submit your application package to your Environment Canada Regional Office
Non-profit groups and organizations are eligible to receive funding through the EcoAction Community Funding Program. Examples of eligible groups include:
- environmental groups;
- community groups;
- youth and seniors groups;
- community-based associations;
- service clubs; and
- Aboriginal organizations.
The following groups are not eligible but are encouraged to partner with non-profit organizations to support a project proposal:
- educational institutions;
- individuals; and
- municipal, provincial, territorial, federal governments.
Groups that are non-incorporated may apply to the EcoAction Community Funding Program. A group may be made up of a few people who get together with a project idea. Within this group, at least two people need to take responsibility for the project.
Note: Government of Canada employees who participate in an EcoAction Community Funding Program project are subject to the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service.
Potential applicants are required to demonstrate how their project will lead to positive, measurable environmental results so that we may track the overall impact and success of the program. A list of common performance indicators is available in the Applicant's Guide.
- Read or download the Performance Indicators List
Green Source Funding Database
Environment Canada's Green Source Funding Database helps Canadians identify sources of funding for environmental projects. The database includes information on public and private sector programs and organizations that provide financial assistance to community groups.
Other Funding Resources
The following organizations provide information on public and private sector programs and organizations that may be of interest to community groups.
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