Community Environmental Sustainability Project Grant
The purpose of the Community Environmental Sustainability Project Grant is to support small and creative environmental projects not already covered by existing City of Nanaimo grants - including the Community Watershed Restoration Grant. Program funding will be used to support community based projects intended to support the Green Nanaimo policies and outcomes outlined in City Plan: Nanaimo ReImagined. Funding will be available annually to community organizations, environmental non-profits, participants in the Acting Together for Climate Change program, and groups that have established or plan to establish a program or project to tackle critical environmental and climate issues locally and help raise awareness of those issues in the community.
A total of $20,000 in funding is available for 2023. Eligible organizations may submit one application per project annually for a maximum of $5,000 in funding. If an organization wishes to submit multiple projects, they will be asked to identify which project they wish to consider as their primary project. If the grant funding is oversubscribed, priority consideration will be given to primary projects and awarded to only one project per eligible organization.
The 2023 grant intake opens October 3. Applications will be accepted from October 3 until 4pm November 10, 2023. Application forms are available here. Successful applications will be announced, and grants awarded in December.
Guidelines and Criteria
The grant guidelines and criteria can be found here. Grant guidelines and criteria provide valuable information for grant applicants regarding the intent of the grant, who is eligible to apply, how much funding is available, and how the applications will be evaluated.
Application Form and Supporting Documents
Please carefully review the following documents to apply for the Community Environmental Sustainability Project Grant:
Frequently Asked Questions
I apply for the grant?
fill out the Community Environmental Sustainability Project Grant form here.
All applications are due Friday, November 10, 2023, by 4:00 pm. Late
submissions will not be reviewed.
submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
organization/project is located outside the City of Nanaimo boundaries. Are we
and individuals applying for funding must be proposing a project that primarily
serves Nanaimo residents and is located within the City of Nanaimo boundaries.
need to own the property my proposed project will be on?
the proposed project is on land not owned by the applicant, landowner
permission is required. This includes property owned by the City of Nanaimo and
other levels of government. Individual applicants (not part of a
non-profit society or neighbourhood group) must own the property on which the
project is proposed.
Does the project need to be completed by
the end of the year?
will be required to submit a report within one year of being awarded the grant
funding. While the project itself
doesn’t have to be completed in this timeframe all grant funding must be spent
within the year.
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