The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust has four streams of grant funding:
The CBT is also providing a second round of grants in 2017 from the:
There are five volunteer Advisory Committees that review grant requests — Research & Environment, Youth & Education, Community Development, Culture & Events, and the Resident Advisory Committee for Neighbourhood Small Grants. Each Committee has 12 to 15 volunteers from around the region with interest or expertise in that particular field. They generally meet 2 to 5 times per year. Advisory Committees are key players in our granting process; they review proposals and make funding recommendations to the CBT Board of Directors. Interested in joining a committee?
The CBT is a community foundation that works on behalf of the entire Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve Region. Our annual ‘Call for Projects’ provides grants to local organizations and communities that respond to regional needs and have long-lasting impacts in four areas: healthy communities, culture and events, youth and education, and research and environment. There is $60,000 available for local projects. The maximum grant for each project is $8,000, with no multi-year funding.
Eligibility: Recipients must be a registered charity, education institution, or local or First Nation government. If you have a project that you believe meets the CBT’s mandate but are not an eligible organization, please contact us to discuss your project.
Deadline: February 20th, 2017, 4pm PST
Grant Announcements: early April 2017
The CBT is pleased to have provided two awards of $20,000 each to support research within the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve Region that advances our local understanding of conservation challenges in our marine and/or terrestrial ecosystems and helps us to prioritize conservation actions.
Research Proposals are evaluated based on the following key criteria:
Eligibility: Organizations must be a registered charity, education institution, or local or First Nation government. Lead Applicants must have completed, or be near completion of, a relevant graduate degree and have current affiliation with an eligible organization.
Deadline: April 17, 2017, 4pm PST
Award Announcement: mid May 2017
Congratulations to our 2016 award recipient, Dr. Barb Beasley. Learn about her project.
Our 2015 award recipient was Dr. Jim Darling. Learn about his project.
General application or process inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Specific questions about your research project and eligibility, please contact CBT’s Research Coordinator, Dr. Laura Loucks: 250.725.2219 or email@example.com
Applications are open for 2017. Please contact the CBT about your idea prior to submitting an application.
Each of the Advisory Committees to the CBT Board of Directors also has a Discretionary Fund that can be used for smaller projects. There is no deadline for applications, but funds are limited.
You can review the application here. We suggest you contact staff prior to completing your application to ensure eligibility and available funding. Please allow up to eight weeks for your request to be processed.
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Residents can apply for grants of $50 to $500 for a project in their neighbourhood that shares skills and knowledge among residents, builds a sense of community ownership and pride, and respects and celebrates diversity.
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Deadline: February 20th, 2017, 4pm PST
Grant Announcements: May 2017