Climate Action Fund

2020-21 Call for proposals: watch this page for details.  

ECCC is not currently accepting submissions, more information to come.


Since 2018, the Climate Action Fund has awarded $3 million per year to support innovative ideas. The objective of projects funded under the program is to raise awareness of climate change and to build capacity in order to increase climate actions that contribute to Canada’s clean growth and climate change plan (the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change).

Frequently asked questions

What makes a strong application?

A strong application aligns with the program’s objective, meets eligibility criteria, and includes the required information necessary for reviewers to evaluate your capacity to carry out the project, the feasibility and merit of the project, and expected results of the project.

Can I submit more than one proposal?

You may submit multiple proposals as long as they meet the eligibility criteria stated in the Applicant Guide. However, funding awarded to a recipient is subject to maximum limits per recipient.

Can we call or meet a program officer to discuss specific questions about our proposal?

For transparency and fairness to all applicants, we are not able to assist or provide comments on proposed projects. You are encouraged to read the Applicant Guide for guidance on eligibility and to consider the suggestions provided.

Do I have to use the on-line form?

Yes, only on-line applications are accepted.

How can I connect to an organization to access the Climate Action Fund opportunity if I am applying as a youth or student?

If you are applying as an individual and not as an organization, you can create an organization using  your name (e.g. “John Smith”) as a title along with any 9 digits as the business number, e.g.123456789.

Two-step application process

Step 1: read the applicant guide

Step 2: apply for funding through the Grants and Contributions Enterprise Management System (GCEMS)

  • Please refer to GCEMS to complete the Climate Action Fund online application form
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