CBT Grants

Our funding - from small to large - promotes the health of individuals, communities and ecosystems throughout the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region. Each granting stream is supported by its own Advisory Committee comprised of local volunteers with interest and expertise relevant to the specific grant. Advisory Committees review proposals and make funding recommendations to the CBT Board of Directors.

Neighbourhood Small Grants
The Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program supports people who want to make our communities better places to live. Our grants range from $50 to $500. A grant is money we give you to help you bring your project to life. You must apply for the grant, but you do not need to pay the money back.

The spring 2023 cycle theme is Green NSG (environment and sustainability-focused projects). The goals of Green NSG are to support strong, vibrant, and united cultures by promoting sustainability, celebrating diversity, and building inclusion. However, if you have an idea that isn't specifically "green," feel free to still apply! 

2023 Funding Timeline
Applications open: March 15
Applications close: April 30 (11:59 p.m.) 

Funding Priorities

  • Growing/harvesting and eating local food (Example: gardening or composting workshops, berry harvesting and preservation, canning) 
  • Reducing waste (Example: recycling workshop, clothing swap, beach cleanup)
  • Celebrating Nuu-chah-nulth ways of stewardship (Example: story sharing, visiting territory and learning place-names, harvesting workshop, language event)
  • Promoting Biodiversity (Example: workshop on local plants and animals, addressing invasive species (e.g. Scotch Broom), planting pollenator-friendly gardens)
  • Sharing of environmental practices across generations (Example: youth and elders event team up to create an environmental initiative)
  • Reducing our carbon footprint (Example: promoting bicycling and carpooling, shopping local)
  • Youth-led environmental projects (Example: youth-led wildlife survey, nature photojournalism project)
  • Diversity and Inclusion-focused environmental projects (Example: Queer/Ally Beach Cleanup, event for newcomers to region to build relationship with place by caring for it)


Watch this video featuring local NSG projects in the Clayoquot Sound region!