Environment and Climate Change Canada funding programs

We offer funding through various Grants and Contributions programs. Eligible groups, organizations and individuals can apply for support of projects that protect or conserve our natural environment.

For more information consult our list of programs below and refer to our service standards.

List of programs
Category/topic Title Description Status
Climate change Climate Action and Awareness Fund Support for projects that raise awareness of climate change. Closed
Climate change Low Carbon Economy Fund Supports projects that will reduce emissions, create jobs and save Canadians and companies money Closed
Donation Ecological gifts program Protects ecologically sensitive land and nature in order to leave a legacy for future generations. Ongoing
General Environmental Damages Fund Fines resulting from environmental damage collected to fund projects which benefit the natural environment. Open: January 19 to February 24
Plastic Increasing Knowledge on Plastic Pollution Initiative Address knowledge gaps related to the potential human health effects and ecotoxicology of plastics in Canada. Closed
Plastic Zero Plastic Waste Initiative Funds local projects that mobilize Canadians and communities to develop and test solutions to prevent plastics from entering the environment. Closed
Regional program Atlantic Ecosystems Initiatives Aims to improve health, productivity and long-term sustainability of ecosystems in Atlantic Canada. Open: January 19 to February 25
Regional program Community Interaction Program Promotes community projects that conserve and improve the St. Lawrence ecosystem. Closed
Regional program Great Lakes Protection Initiative Addresses the most significant environmental challenges affecting Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health. Open: January 19 to March 3
Regional program Lake Winnipeg Basin Program Supports projects aimed at improving the ecological health of Lake Winnipeg. Open: January 19 to February 5
Regional program Salish Sea Marine Emissions Reduction Fund Helps reduce air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions from domestic marine vessels or fleets operating in the Canadian portion of the Salish Sea. Open: February 1 to March 31
Species at risk Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk Supports Indigenous capacity with respect to species at risk and funds projects that prevent other species from becoming a conservation concern. Open: January 19 to March 2
Species at risk Community Nominated Priority Places for Species at Risk Funds projects with multiple partners working together to conserve species at risk and their habitat. Open: January 19 to April 15
Species at risk Habitat Stewardship Program Funds projects that contribute directly to the recovery of species at risk and prevent others from becoming a conservation concern. Open: January 19 to March 2
Water EcoAction Community Funding Program Supports community groups to take action and address environmental issues. Open: January 19 to March 3
Indigenous Indigenous Guardians Pilot Program Provides Indigenous Peoples with more opportunities for stewardship of their traditional territories. Closed
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