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

Join us for our Annual Biosphere Region BioBlitz!

April 2, 2024
On Saturday, April 20th, participate from anywhere within the biosphere region to celebrate the upcoming Earth Day! It’s an excellent opportunity to step outdoors and learn about the amazing biodiversity in the area.

Grant Writing Workshop

January 26, 2024
Join this half-day workshop hosted in partnership with the West Coast N.E.S.T. (CBT's regional education tourism initiative) to learn effective grant writing and fundraising strategies.

Good News for the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Centre Project!

January 17, 2024
In a remarkable display of commitment to community and environmental stewardship, the Wickaninnish Inn has pledged an astounding $150,000 over the course of five years to support the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Centre. In a generous gesture, they have already contributed $40,000 as their inaugural installment.

Announcing the fall 2023 Culture Neighbourhood Small Grants!

December 6, 2023
We are excited to share this list of grass-roots community projects that received Culture Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) this past fall cycle. This has been our most successful cycle to date, with a total of 33 projects in the region, 15 projects for Clayoquot Sound NGS and 18 for Ahousaht NSG!

Holiday Giving Unites Communities

December 4, 2023
As the holiday season draws near, the timeless tradition of holiday giving beckons, transcending cultures and religions, and embodying the spirit of generosity and compassion. In the heart of this global tradition lies an opportunity to make a positive impact on local organizations that sustain our region to help advance their mission far beyond the holiday season.

Truth, Honour & the Way Forward

November 20, 2023
In partnership with Ucluelet Secondary School (USS), the Legacy of Hope Foundation, and Canadian Heritage, the CBT hosted an exhibit to honor the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Take a look at the video to learn more about the event.

CBT's Youth Intern, Reflects on her Beach Cleanup Experience

August 28, 2023
This summer, CBT's Youth Intern, Janessa, has been supporting us in a wide range of projects across the organization and also participated in initiatives hosted by other local non-profits. One of our goals was to offer her the opportunity to experience diverse types of work as well as acquire skills and knowledge in many different fields. Learn about her time with Surfrider Pacific Rim where she helped remove debris from a local beach.

Join our team as Administrative Assistant

August 18, 2023
PLEASE NOTE: Applications are now closed for this position.  The Administrative Assistant will support the CBT across all program areas. The successful candidate will coordinate the day-to-day administration and operations of the CBT office, creating a welcoming space, updating administrative practices, and maintaining records. They will work closely with the Executive Director to support the Board of Directors, as well as work closely with the Finance Coordinator to assist with bookkeeping processes. The Administrative Assistant will work across the CBT to support our programs and events.

Announcing the Spring 2023 Neighbourhood Small Grants!

June 27, 2023
We are excited to share this list of grass-roots community projects that received Neighbourhood Small Grants this past spring cycle. NSG makes empowering, accessible opportunities for residents from all demographics to make their communities more inclusive, and vibrant places to live. Check out the projects below and reach out to marianne@clayoquotbiosphere.org if you want to connect to a project leader and participate.