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Community Planting Grants


Do you have a project planned to plant native species in your community, but lack the funds to get started? Use the resources below to find funding opportunities across Canada! Although we do our best to keep these resourses up to date, deadlines, funding amounts, and eligibility requirements may change frequently, so please check official grant websites for specific details.


In addition to the grants available below, contact CanPlant with your project or idea to explore potential partnership opportunities!



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Canada-wide Opportunities

Location

Organization/City

Name

Link

Who is Eligible?

Canada

Wildlife Preservation Canada

WPC Native Wildflower Seed Grants

https://wildlifepreservation.ca/wildflowerseedgrants/


Canada

Tree Canada

Greening Canada School Grounds

https://treecanada.ca/greening-communities/community-tree-grants/greening-canada-school-grounds/

Educational institutions

Canada

Tree Canada

Edible Trees

Educational institutions, First Nations communities, municipalities, community groups or gardens, food banks and community housing projects

Canada

Tree Canada

Treemendous Communities

https://treecanada.ca/greening-communities/community-tree-grants/treemendous-communities/

Canadian municipalities, Indigenous communities, business improvement associations, non-profit and community groups.

Canada

Scotts Canada

Gro for Good

https://scottsmiraclegro.com/responsibility/scotts-canada/

Non-profits and charities with support from local school or municipality

Canada

WWF

Go Wild School Grants

https://wwf.ca/take-action/apply-for-funding/go-wild-school-grants/

Primary, secondary and post-secondary schools

Canada

Jane Goodall Institute of Canada

Roots & Shoots A.P.E Fund

https://janegoodall.ca/our-work/roots-and-shoots/ape-fund/

 Members of Roots & Shoots Canada; Project must take place in Canada.  Your project and final report will be completed by June 15th 2021; Your project fits into one of our project streams: Sustainable Food, Indigenous Perspectives or Climate Change

Canada

Learning for a Sustainable Future

Action Project Funding

http://lsf-lst.ca/en/projects/teacher-resources/action-project-funding

Schools and educators

Canada

Whole Kids Foundation

Garden Grant Program

https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/programs/school-gardens-grant

Schools and NGO's

Canada

TD

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Grant

https://www.td.com/ca/en/about-td/ready-commitment/funding/fef-grant/

Registered charities under CRA with valid registration numbers; educational institutions; municipalities; Indigenous groups/communities

Canada

Evergreen

1% Seeds of Change Grant Program

https://www.evergreen.ca/our-projects/1-seeds-of-change/


Canada

Wildlife Habitat Canada

Habitat Conservation Grants

https://whc.org/grants/

Canadian residents; not for profit organizations; Indigenous organizations, associations, and wildlife management boards; research, academic and educational institutions; for profit organizations (e.g. small businesses, companies, corporations, industry associations); local organizations (e.g. community associations and groups, seniors' and youth groups, service clubs); provincial, territorial, municipal, and local governments and their agencies.

Canada

Government of Canada

EcoAction Community Funding Program

https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/environmental-funding/ecoaction-community-program/potential-applicants.html

Non-profit groups, NGOs, and organizations are eligible to receive funding including: environmental groups; Community groups; youth and seniors’ groups; community-based associations; service clubs; Indigenous organizations. 



Province Specific Opportunities

Location

Organization/City

Name

Link

Who is Eligible?

Alberta

Alberta EcoTrust

Alberta EcoTrust Environmental Grant Program

https://albertaecotrust.com/what-we-do/environmental-grants/

Alberta Ecotrust grants enable Alberta ENGOs to deliver programs, projects and results that advance environmental missions within our priorities: 1. Public interest charities operating in Alberta whose vision and mission primarily focus on protecting the environment 2. Qualified First Nations

Alberta

Fortis Alberta

Community Naturalization and Tree Planting Grants

https://www.fortisalberta.com/about-us/in-your-community/grants

Municipalities within Fortis Alberta service area

Alberta

Fortis Alberta

Green Up school grants

https://www.fortisalberta.com/about-us/in-your-community/grants

Schools within Fortis Alberta service area

BC

BC Hydro

Community ReGreening Program

https://www.bchydro.com/content/dam/BCHydro/customer-portal/documents/corporate/community/community-regreenging-program-brochure.pdf

Intended for small-scale community projects - open to all municipal governments & First Nations across BC. Grants are to be applied for, and made directly by municipalities or community government organizations (such as band councils and regional districts). Local governments and First Nations may complete the project in any way they choose, but must be signatory to and recipient of the grant.

Ontario

Pollination Guelph

PG Community Grant Program

https://www.pollinationguelph.ca/community-grant-program

To be eligible to apply, interested non-profit organizations and individuals must: Be located within, or conduct the work within, Guelph or the surrounding Wellington County; If funded, complete or substantially complete the project before the end of 2020; Agree to share your project results  through images and a brief write-up.

Ontario

City of Toronto

PollinateTO Community Grants

https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/water-environment/environmental-grants-incentives/pollinateto-community-grants/

Eligible applicants: resident, tenant & neighbourhood groups community groups & organizations; school groups, clubs and parent councils; business improvement areas (BIAs); faith/church groups; Indigenous groups; registered charitable organizations and not-for-profit (NFP) organizations that operate in Toronto; NFPs outside of Toronto are eligible to apply if the proposed habitat project is located within the city of Toronto. 

Ontario

Forests Ontario

50 Million Trees

https://www.forestsontario.ca/en/program/50-million-tree-program

Individuals, property owners

Ontario

Maple Leaves Forever

25% Thank-you Rebate

https://www.mapleleavesforever.ca/apply-now/

Plantings of native maples from partner nurseries along rural Ontario roadsides, property boundaries, hedgerows, and along either or both sides of a laneway. Minimum of 10 and max of 50 trees per year; purchase size must be at least 150 cm; must be purchased from provided list of approve species and providers.

Ontario

City of Toronto

Community Planting and Stewardship Grant

https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/9803-tree-planting-community-planting-stewardship-grant-guidelines-2020.pdf

Incorporated not-for-profit corporation without share capital OR a charitable organization or foundation registered as a charity with CRA

Ontario

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Private Land Tree Planting Program

https://trca.ca/get-involved/private-land-grants/tree-planting-forestry/

Landowners with a minimum of 0.8 hectares (2 acres) of land on a single property within the TRCA’s jurisdiction.

Ontario

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Enhancing Wildlife Habiat

https://www.lsrca.on.ca/Pages/Enhancing-Wildlife-Habitat.aspx

Projects that create or restore wildlife habitat that fulfills the need for food, water, shelter and/or places to raise young (e.g. planting native seed mixes and native aquatic and terrestrial plants).
Priority may be given to projects that are adjacent to identified natural heritage areas.

Ontario

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Wetland Restoration and Enhancement

https://www.lsrca.on.ca/Pages/Enhancing-Wildlife-Habitat.aspx

Wetland creation or restoration project that provide water storage, improve water quality by acting as a natural filter, reduce flooding, reduce erosion, replenish groundwater, and/or enhance wildlife habitat.
Priority may be given to projects that are adjacent to identified natural heritage areas (please consult with LSRCA staff).
Priority will be given to projects partnering with other wetland restoration programs (e.g. Ducks Unlimited Canada) 
All species to be planted must be native

Ontario

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Grassland Restoration and Enhancement

https://www.lsrca.on.ca/Pages/Enhancing-Wildlife-Habitat.aspx

Property size must be a minimum of 2 acres,
Priority may be given to projects that are adjacent to identified natural heritage areas  (please consult with your Restoration Project Specialist)
Project must involve the creation or restoration of a meadow, prairie or savanna ecosystem
All species to be planted must be native

Western Canada (Vancouver Island BC - Manitoba)

Community Spaces Co-op

Co-op Funding

https://www.co-op.crs/communityspaces

Registered charities under CRA with valid registration numbers; registered non-profit organizations, non-profit organizations partnered with municipal government who will accept funding on their behalf, community service co-operatives