EcoAction Community Funding Program: potential applicants

Read the applicant's guide to learn if your group and project idea are eligible for funding and how to determine which performance indicators to track.

How to apply for funding: applicant's guide and application form

Our applicant's guide answers the eligibility criteria and process questions related to applications for funding. We strongly encourage community groups to have their application form reviewed by one of our Program officers. Your completed application package must be received on or before the application deadline by your regional EcoAction office.

Eligible organizations

Non-profit groups and organizations are eligible to receive funding through the EcoAction Community Funding Program. Examples of eligible groups include:

  • environmental groups
  • community groups
  • youth and seniors groups
  • community-based associations
  • service clubs
  • Aboriginal organizations

The following groups are not eligible but are encouraged to partner with non-profit organizations to support a project proposal:

  • businesses
  • educational institutions
  • individuals
  • municipal, provincial, territorial, federal governments

Groups that are non-incorporated may apply to the EcoAction Community Funding Program.  A group may be made up of a few people who get together with a project idea. Within this group, at least two people need to take responsibility for the project.

Note:  Government of Canada employees who participate in an EcoAction Community Funding Program project are subject to the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service.

How to track results: performance indicators list

Potential applicants are required to demonstrate how their project will lead to positive, measurable environmental results so that we may track the overall impact and success of the program. A list of common performance indicators is available in the applicant's guide and by accessing the link below.

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