Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund

Kootenay Conservation Program

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Grant amount: C $2,000 - C $30,000

Deadline: Oct 30, 2020

Applicant type: Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program

Location of project: Canada

Location of residency: Canada

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Note: land acquisition or covenant proposals may be submitted at any time during the year provided there is sufficient time for the EKCP Technical Review Committee and the RDEK to review proposals.

The Kootenay Conservation Program (KCP) in partnership with the Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) provide funding for projects that benefit conservation in the area from Spillimacheen to Canal Flats through the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund (CVLCF). The purpose of the CVLCF is to provide local financial support for important projects that will contribute to the conservation of our valuable natural areas; one step towards restoring and preserving a healthy environment. The intent is to provide funding for conservation projects that are not the existing responsibility of the federal, provincial or local governments.

CVLCF funding is available for conservation projects that result in the reduction to a known threat to biodiversity. Projects that are technically sound and effective, and provide value for money through partnerships with other funders will have priority. Proponents must be a registered not-for-profit organization, First Nations band, or local government. Unqualified groups or organizations may partner with a qualified organization. Multi-year projects are acceptable to a maximum three years. A Technical Review Committee will review project proposals and make recommendations to the RDEK for final funding approval.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Projects must be delivered in the Fund Service Area where the Local Conservation Property Parcel Tax is collected which is from Canal Flats to Spillimacheen in the East Kootenay.
  • Projects must address at least one IUCN threat to biodiversity as specified in the Terms of Reference.
  • Proponents must be non-profit, have registered society status or must partner with an organization that has registered society status.


  • See Appendix 1, Ineligible Activities, of the Terms of Reference for a list of the types of projects that will not be considered for funding.