2021 Discretionary Grants

Every year, the CBT provides small project funding (up to $5,000) in the following four areas: Research and Environment, Community Development, Arts and Culture, and Youth and Education. Each granting stream is built upon different funding priorities and overseen by its own Advisory Committee comprised of 12-15 local volunteers with interest and expertise relevant to the specific grant.

A second round of Arts & Culture grants will open for applications on September 1, 2021 and close October 1, 2021. For more information on these grants and their funding priorities, visit our website, contact Faye by email or call 250-266-2434.

Congratulations to the long list of recipients of our 2021 Discretionary Grant stream!

Research and Environment Grant
Kelp monitoring in Clayoquot Sound - Cedar Coast Field Station Society
WildSafeBC Pacific Rim 2021 - BC Conservation Foundation
Barkley Sound Kelp Bed Restoration Feasibility Study - Central Westcoast Forest Society
Testing mitigation to improve habitat connectivity for amphibians and population monitoring - Wetland Stewards for Clayoquot and Barkley Sounds
Sea Star Stewardship Program: Sunflower Star & Ecosystem Assessment - Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society
WildSafeBC ƛ̓icḥuuł Hitacu-Macoah 2021 - Yuulu?il?ath Government - Ucluelet First Nation
               
Community Development Grant
Youth Health & Wellness Initiative - District of Ucluelet
Fruit Gleaning Program Pilot 2021 - BC Conservation Foundation - WildSafeBC Program
Growing Resilient Coastal Gardens - Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District
West Coast Free Counselling Clinic - Westcoast Community Resources Society
 
Arts & Culture Grant
After School Central Dialect Language Program - Wickaninnish Community School
5 Nations Language Stickers - Coastal Family Resource Coalition
Common Ground Market - District of Ucluelet
 
Youth & Education Grant
Youth Environmental Stewardship (YES) development - Surfrider Foundation
Sowing Seeds Across Generations - Wickaninnish Community School
Youth Peer Education and Support Program - Pacific Rim Hospice Society
Tofino Nature Kids After School Program - Wickaninnish Community School
The Salmon Story - Ucluelet Elementary School

2021 Youth Action Grants

July 21, 2021
Our Youth Action Grants are one of the ways we fulfil our priority of Empowering Youth in the region. This is our 7th year offering youth-led grants and we are always inspired by the creative projects and their beneficial ripple effects in the community.

New Nelly Heyduck Art Collaboration

July 2, 2021
Nelly Heyduck has created a beautiful new print depicting our biosphere region in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere designation.

Announcing the 2021 Vital Grant Awards

June 24, 2021
Our Vital Grant program began in 2018 with the goal to address regional priorities and complex challenges influencing sustainability in the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Region. These $15,000-20,000 grants support meaningful collaboration between organizations, communities and cultures and must include a minimum of two project partners. This year, the CBT also reviewed Vital Grant applications with an equity lens by considering whether projects addressed regional social and health inequities.

2021 Biosphere Research Award

June 14, 2021
We are so pleased to share the details of Strawberry Isle Marine Research Society’s project funded by our Biosphere Research Award for 2021!

Announcing the Spring 2021 Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants

May 14, 2021
We’re thrilled to announce the project funded by CBT’s spring 2021 Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants! These grants are designed to help us foster connection in our communities during the pandemic when many of us can feel isolated and vulnerable. When we feel a sense of belonging in our community, we're more likely to be engaged in activities that make it a better place to live.

Holiday Giving Catalogue raises over $42K for regional charities

January 13, 2021
Over the month of December, the CBT worked alongside 20 local charities to raise funds for our most critical needs. Donors answered the call to stand together to strengthen our communities and ecosystems and together we raised $42,675. These gifts of all sizes will have a collective impact in a region that means so much to us all.

Emergency Community Support Fund Round 2

December 14, 2020
As the social and economic implications of the pandemic continue, community-serving non-profits are struggling to keep up with the increased need for responsive services and programming while facing significantly lower revenues than typical years. The CBT is proud to announce 5 diverse community projects receiving $30K in funding from Round 2 of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) from the Government of Canada, via the CBT. In total, $70K has been granted from the ECSF. Check out the list of organizations and projects who have received funding here!

Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants: a show of west coast community resilience

August 19, 2020
We’ve wrapped up our COVID-19 Responsive Neighbourhood Small Grants (R-NSG) and couldn’t be more proud of our west coast communities! The 4 months since we launched the program have been a wild and unpredictable ride, but west coasters have come together to support each other— while maintaining physical distancing— in many inspiring and innovative ways.

CBT collaborates on a new SDG Guidebook

August 13, 2020
This week, Community Foundations of Canada launched a Guidebook and Toolkit to help Canada's 191 Community Foundations—and all the communities they support—find bolder, creative and innovative ways to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. CBT research director, Laura Loucks, helped author a case study on p. 29 about our organization's dual role as a community foundation and UNESCO Biosphere Region.

We've met our Giving Catalogue fundraising goal

July 2, 2020
On Giving Tuesday Now (May 5th) CBT launched the Community COVID-19 Response Giving Catalogue, a place where west coast registered charities and not-for-profits share current and emerging needs with people who want to help. We are excited to announce that we have met our $30,000 for local organizations!

Red dresses in the office window

June 30, 2020
If you walk by the CBT office at 316 Main Street later this week, you may notice the red dresses hanging in the front window. The simple and elegant dresses are adorned with black silhouetted feathers and bring awareness to the staggering amount of missing or murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) across Canada, but especially those from our community.