Alberta Ecotrust Community Grants
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Grant amount: Up to C $7,500
Next deadline: May 20, 2020
Later deadlines: Oct 30, 2020
Applicant type: Nonprofit Indigenous Group
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program
Location of project: Canada
Location of residency: CanadaView website Save
Alberta Ecotrust funds the people and projects working on Alberta’s most pressing environmental issues. We accomplish this primarily by investing Alberta environmental non-governmental organizations to more effectively deliver programs, projects, and results that advance their environmental missions within our issue priorities.
Community grants support community-based projects that typically focus on local opportunities for change through stewardship and action. These projects must be completed in one year. Maximum grant amount is $7,500.
All projects must align with at least one of our environmental priorities. If you are in doubt, please contact us before proceeding with your application.
Water – Protection and conservation of water and/or the maintenance of water quality
Land Use – Protection or enhancement of ecological function of native and developed landscapes, including biodiversity, wildlife habitat and land use management.
Climate Change – Protection of the atmosphere, greenhouse gas and emissions reductions, and energy conservation
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Organizations Eligible for Funding
- Public interest charities operating in Alberta whose vision and mission primarily focus on protecting the environment
- Qualified First Nations
- The following criteria must be met to be eligible for funding for a Community Grant:
- Project must take place in Alberta
- Address one or more of our environmental priorities
- Alberta Ecotrust will provide up to $7,500 in funding, applicants must provide additional 25% of project funding as a matching contribution
- Matching contribution can be either cash or in-kind
- Project end date is a maximum of 12 months after the start date
- Grant funds can be used for any costs deemed reasonable and directly related to the project. This includes:
- Contractor wages
- Travel and accommodations
- Existing programs that address our three environmental priorities
- Website development
- Supplies and materials
- Portion of rent, telephone, etc.
- Project-specific training
- The following organizations are not eligible to receive funding from Alberta Ecotrust:
- Private sector organizations, for-profit businesses
- Business associations
- Educational institutions
- Municipal, provincial/territorial and federal governments
- Government agencies
- For-profit cooperatives
- Political parties
- Please note the following activities will not be eligible for funding:
- Projects mandated by any order of government
- Political lobbying
- We will not support or fund an initiative that targets or impugns the reputation of any individual, organization, or sector.
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