Grant Opportunity: Canada 150 Fund

The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust is joining other Community Foundations across Canada in granting thousands of projects that connect communities, create spaces for healing and reconciling, and leave a lasting legacy of Canada’s 150th celebration in 2017.


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Grant value:
The Clayoquot Biosphere Trust will match a project’s cash or in-kind value up to $5,000

Recipients must be a registered charity, education institution, municipal or First Nations government.

February 20, 2017 4 pm PST

How to apply:

CBT is here to help!
Wondering if your project is eligible? Want help filling out an application? Drop by our Tofino office at 316 Main St, or give us a  call at 250.725.2219

What projects are eligible?

Eligible projects must be based in Canada, must be connected to Canada’s 150th, and must work towards the Fund’s objectives:

BUILD vibrant and healthy communities with the broadest possible engagement of all Canadians, including indigenous peoples, groups that reflect our pluralism, official language minorities, and youth.
INSPIRE a deeper understanding about the people, places and events that shape our communities and our country
ENCOURAGE participation in community initiatives, activities and events to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Projects must commit to performing funded activities and expenditures between the date that the grant is approved and before January 31, 2018.

These projects are ineligible:

  • Major infrastructure projects
  • Regular / annual events that are not connected to Canada’s 150th (ie. an annual music fest, an annual town fair).
  • Projects related to political activities or lobbying
  • Projects that are designed for fundraising purposes
  • Projects that are already funded in whole or in part by the Government of Canada

Who can apply?

Eligible qualified donees include: registered charities; registered Canadian amateur athletic associations; registered housing corporations residing in Canada constituted exclusively to provide low-cost housing for the aged; registered Canadian municipalities; registered municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada.
If you are not a qualified donee, you are welcome to work with one to make an application. In the case of such a collaboration, the qualified donee would submit an application on behalf of the collaborating partners.
Please note that the federal, provincial, and territorial governments, the Crown, and the United Nations are ineligible to receive support from the Fund.

How much can I apply for? What is the matching requirement?

Up to $5,000 is available for request. Please note that regardless of the size of the grant requested, eligible projects are required to match the grant requested, through cash or in-kind contributions equal to the value of the grant. For example, an applicant that requests a $2,000 grant will be required to come to the table with an additional contribution of $2,000, in cash or in-kind. In-kind contributions may include volunteer hours, donated space or equipment, professional services, or other contributions to the project, valued at a reasonable market rate.

How do I apply?

All applications require three parts, these templates can help you prepare:

  • Application form. A preview of the questions are here
  • Project budget. The budget template is available here
  • ‘Other Contributions (Matching)’ form. This confirm the sources of your project’s matching contributions, whether in cash and/or in-kind. A preview is here

Once you are ready to apply, head to

  • Choose ‘Create an application’ (Your community foundation is the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust)
  • You will need to sign up for for an account to start an application
  • Start your application! You can save as you go along and return later.
  • Remember to choose ‘Clayoquot Biosphere Trust’ as your community foundation



 This initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.