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EcoAction Community Funding Program | Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)


$100,000 (for every dollar you receive from this program, the applicant must obtain the same amount from non-federal government partners).


Environment Canada’s EcoAction Community Funding Program provides financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment. The Program encourages action-focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future. The Program supports projects that address the following four themes:

  • Clean air: to reduce emissions that contribute to air pollutants
  • Clean water: to divert and reduce substances that negatively affect water quality or to focus on water conservation and efficiency
  • Climate change: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change or to deal with the impacts of climate change
  • Nature: to reduce biodiversity loss, protect wildlife and plants, and protect and improve the habitat where they live

Eligible Applicants

  • Environmental groups
  • Community groups
  • Youth and seniors’ groups
  • Community-based associations
  • Service clubs
  • Aboriginal organizations

Eligible Expenses

  • Human resource costs, including salaries and benefits
  • Contract and professional service costs
  • Travel and field costs
  • Material and supply costs
  • Printing and production costs
  • Communication and distribution costs
  • Equipment purchase or rental costs
  • Vehicle rental and operation costs
  • Translation costs
  • A reasonable share of overhead and/or administrative costs and rent that is directly attributed to program delivery

Deadline Date

March 3, 2021
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