Eagle Eye: October 2016 Funding Opportunities Scan

We've always got our eyes open for shifts in policy and legislation, and the initiatives and funding opportunities that result from them. "Eagle Eye" posts will keep you in the loop on changes we're seeing unfold across Canada and what they mean for Indigenous communities.  


Our sights are set on a number of funding deadlines in the coming months that could be of interest to our client community. If you have any questions about any of the programs below or need support with an application please feel free to contact us, we're happy to help. 

Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Grant (British Columbia)

Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation


Deadline: November 4, 2016

HCTF enhancement grants are available to anyone who has who has an understanding of what benefits fish, wildlife and habitat in British Columbia. Grants are provided to projects that:

  • focus on freshwater wild fish, native wildlife species and their habitats
  • have the potential to achieve a significant conservation outcome
  • best represent the interests of the Trust Foundations’ contributors
  • maintain or enhance opportunities for fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing and associated outdoor recreational activities

Maximum Amount Available: $10,000 - $100,000 annually


Community Grants Program - Grow Grants (Ontario)

Ontario Trillium Foundation


Deadline: November 16, 2016

Eligible Projects: Community organizations and partnerships 

This program supports projects that increase the reach and effectiveness of community improvement initiatives. Projects funded in this stream deliver positive change which is achieved by replicating, adapting or scaling existing programs with proven results. 


Maximum Amount Available: $50,000 - $200,000


Aboriginal Economic Development Fund Regional Partnership Grant (Ontario)

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines


Deadline: November 25, 2016

Eligible Applicants: Indigenous communities and partnerships 

These grants support economic development through investments in regional and province wide projects that that improve skills training opportunities and provide financing for promising opportunities. Regional Partnership Grants can also help smaller projects with potential to expand to multiple communities or go province wide.


Maximum Amount Available: $250,000


Recreational Fisheries Habitat Funding (Canada)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada


Deadline: December 9, 2016

Eligible Applicants: Indigenous communities, conservation organizations and recreational fishing groups

This program's objective is to restore rebuild and rehabilitate recreational fisheries habitat. Commonly funded projects include:

  • stream, lake and floodplain habitat restoration
  • fish access improvements
  • stream channel and bank erosion control and stabilization
  • chemical manipulations to improve water quality


Maximum Amount Available: $250,000


The Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk (Canada)

Environment and Climate Change Canada 


Deadline: December 9, 2016 (expression of interest for new applicants due November 18)

Eligible Projects: Community organizations and partnerships 

AFSAR provides funding to support projects aimed at developing Indigenous capacity for participation in the recovery of species at risk, protection of their habitat, and preventing species from becoming a conservation concern.


Maximum Amount Available: $40,000 - $100,000


Lands & Economic Development Services Program (Canada) 

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada


Deadline: On-going, expires when all program resources have been awarded

Eligible Applicants: Indigenous communities and Partnerships

The program supports First Nations who want to take on a broad scope of land and environmental responsibilities on behalf of the Minister, pursuant to sections 53 and 60 of the Indian Act, including land use planning, environmental management, and compliance in order to better take advantage of economic development opportunities. Readiness Assessments can be submitted indicating a community’s intent to increase their responsibility for land management to increase annual funding allocations. 


Maximum Amount Available: Not Specfied


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