CBT Grants

Learn about the range of CBT grants below. Additional information can be found on our online grant system when you are ready to take your idea to the next level.

Research & Environment
The CBT Research & Environment Committee has an annual discretionary budget to fund small projects throughout the region. Projects will be funded up to a maximum of $5,000.

Approximate Funding Timeline
Applications are open: January 2020
Deadline to apply: March 2020
Funding decisions announced: April 2020

Funding Priorities
Funding priority will be given to projects that:

  • Address key species and ecosystem threats within the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region. For example, the threat of sea star wasting disease, the impact of commercial herring fishery on local marine ecosystem health, knowledge gaps on the threats of finfish aquaculture, the threat of invasive species on local native species diversity.
  • Address a declining trend in target species or ecosystems of ecological and/or cultural importance. For example, keystone species with multiple food chain linkages such as salmon, species of economic importance and/or cultural importance, and/or food security importance, charismatic species that elevate conservation awareness, and species that we feel we have a high stewardship responsibility to protect.
  • Address key threats to Indigenous  ways of knowing about sacred places and important knowledge for  vibrant Nuu-chah-nulth people, culture, and connections to place;
  • Support the spirit and intent of the UNESCO Biosphere designation and contribute to a specific conservation action that has broad application for mitigating an ecological and/or cultural threat such that system resilience is supported. Conservation action refers to a variety of responses that can mitigate the threat. For example, land or water protection, land or water management/restoration, species monitoring and management, education and policy change, and new modes of governance that support ecological and cultural resilience.