Many national and provincial funding opportunities are available for all sorts of conservation and stewardship projects. Whether you choose to grow a community garden, hire a summer student or plant some trees, there is likely a funding source available. Keep checking back on this page for upcoming funding opportunities.


Funding Opportunity:

2022 Community Garden Support Program:

Funding applications for the 2022 Community Garden Support Program are available to help eligible municipalities and community groups establish and enhance new and existing community gardens. There is no deadline to apply, but applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. As part of the $2.25 million Provincial Agrifoods Assistance Program, the Provincial Government is continuing to invest $100,000 annually into non-repayable grants under the Community Garden Support Program.

Program Guide

Application Form


Funding Opportunity:

Climate Change Challenge Fund

The Climate Change Challenge Fund (CCCF) is a competitive, application-based grant program designed to enable businesses, industry, municipalities, Indigenous organizations and public sector entities to undertake greenhouse gas reduction projects in Newfoundland and Labrador. The CCCF will be implemented over five fiscal years (2019/20-2023/24) by the Department of Environment and Climate Change (ECC). It is supported by over $33 million in funding through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund – a joint federal and provincial funding initiative.

CCCF Program Guidelines

CCCF Application Form


Funding Opportunity:

Job Creation and Student Employment will Support Come Home 2022

The Provincial Government is now accepting applications for Job Creation Partnerships and Student Summer Employment programs with the aim of boosting Come Home 2022 efforts in every corner of Newfoundland and Labrador. Job Creation Partnerships is dedicating $5 million of the $10.5 million total budget exclusively for Come Home 2022 projects. 


Non-profit and private sector employers can apply for a portion of over $1.6 million in subsidies to employ students this summer. Many students can expect to be employed restoring and enhancing community features that support Come Home 2022 activities. Non-profit employers are provided with 100 per cent subsidy for positions. Private sector employers, such as those operating in the tourism and hospitality sector, will receive a wage subsidy reimbursement of 60 per cent of the student’s hourly wage, to a maximum of $13.20 per hour.

Job Creation Partnership Fact Sheet

Job Creation Partnership Guidelines

Job Creation Partnership Application Information (Applications open in April 2022 and close in August 2022)

Student Summer Employment Program High School Application (Due April 7th, 2022)

Student Summer Employment Program Post-Secondary Application (Due April 5th, 2022)


Funding Opportunity:

ECO Canada Environmental Employability Pathways

In partnership with the Government of Canada, ECO Canada is currently accepting applications for Environmental Employability Pathways, a newly released employer wage-funding program for businesses of all sizes. The employer grant covers the wages of qualified new hires between 15 and 30 years of age, for up to $15,000.

Program Overview

Apply as an Employer

Apply as a Youth Candidate

Funding Resources​:

(listed alphabetically by name of grant)


  • Age Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Community Grants Program

    • An age-friendly community is one where the physical and social environments enable older individuals to live in a secure setting, enjoy health and continue to participate fully in society. The Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador (AFNL) Grants Program offers funding to incorporated municipalities, Indigenous governments and communities throughout the entire province to support them in planning for an aging population.

  • Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation

    • The goal of the Foundation is to help achieve healthy and sustainable wild Atlantic salmon stocks in Atlantic Canada and Quebec through partnerships among volunteer conservation groups, Aboriginal organizations, governments and others

  • Aviva Community Fund

    • This supports our theme to strengthen and make communities better, by coming together. We’re looking for ideas that improve community spirit, promote sustainability, provide a social opportunity, and reduce social isolation to benefit people of all ages and backgrounds


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  • Catherine Donnelly Foundation

    • The Foundation will consider applications that aim to catalyze a significant increase in public support for fast and deep-reaching climate change solutions

  • Climate Action and Awareness Fund

    • The Climate Action and Awareness Fund is designed to support projects that can create middle class jobs for Canadians who work in science and technology, academia and at the grassroots community level.

  • Community Garden Support Program - Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture

    • a grants supporting existing or new community gardens

    • 2020-21 applications have no deadline!​

  • Community Sector Council - Volunteer Week Celebration Grants​

    • CSC NL, in partnership with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, VOCM Cares and Bell Aliant, is once again able to offer $100 celebration grants to organizations and/or communities to host events that celebrate volunteers.

    • In addition this year, CSC NL is offering a very limited number of grants up to $300 to communities / municipalities who are planing to come together to host a regional event that will involve numerous communities to celebrate volunteerism.

  • Community Waste Diversion Fund

    • The Community Waste Diversion Fund provides financial support to communities across Newfoundland and Labrador that are finding exciting new ways to reduce, reuse or recycle more waste.​

  • Conservation Corps NL​ - Youth Engagement Funding Initiative

    • ​The Youth Engagement Funding Initiative (YEFI) is a funding opportunity offered by the Climate Change Education Centre that supports youth-based projects relating to climate change.  Providing up to $1000 in support to youth of Newfoundland and Labrador, monies may be used to enhance existing initiatives, or may be applied to the development of a new project.

    • YEFI Application Form (2020-2021)

    • YEFI Guidelines and Criteria (2020-2021)

  • Climate Action Fund - Federal Government

    • The objective of the Climate Action Fund is to contribute to increased action and awareness on climate change. This will be achieved by supporting projects which contribute to the following outcomes:

      • Canadians are more aware of action towards climate change

      • Indigenous peoples and organizations are engaged on clean growth and climate change initiatives

      • youth and students are engaged on clean growth and climate change initiatives   

      • increased awareness and engagement on climate change advances, and increased capacity and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

      • increased awareness and engagement on climate change advances, and increased capacity and action on climate change adaptation

  • Climate Change Challenge Fund (CCCF)

    • The Climate Change Challenge Fund (CCCF) is a competitive, application-based grant program designed to enable businesses, industry, municipalities, Indigenous organizations and public sector entities to undertake greenhouse gas reduction projects in Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • Community Healthy Living Fund - Children, seniors and social development

    • The Community Healthy Living Fund (CHLF) is a program that supports "The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador" and provides a funding opportunity to communities and organization's for projects, programs and initiatives that demonstrate direct measurable results towards the targets outlined in "The Way Forward", specifically to increase physical activity and the rate of vegetable and fruit consumption.

    • 2020-2021 Application

    • 2020-2021 Application guidelines



  • Eco-Canada Co-op Student Program

    • The Eco-Canada Co-op Student Program works with the federal government as part of Canada’s Work Integrated Learning Strategy, to help employers and post-secondary partners kick-start student career paths across Canada.

  • Evergreen Community Innovation Grant

    • ​Actively engaging Canadians in creating and sustaining healthy and dynamic urban environments in our schools, public spaces, housing and transit systems, and communities at large.

  • Environment Canada: Science Horizons Youth Internship Program (FEDERAL GOV)

    • ​Science Horizons supports green jobs for youth by providing wage subsidies to eligible employers to hire interns in environmental and clean technology sectors. 

  • Echo Foundation

    • ​The Foundation's environment grants focus on Eastern Canada (Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic provinces), with a priority given to the protection of natural areas of ecological importance.

  • Enviro-Fest Newfoundland Power​

    • ​Community-minded groups and organizations to submit proposals for support of their efforts to develop or enhance environmentally-friendly projects. Projects must demonstrate a positive impact on our environment that benefits the entire community. 



  • Federation of Canadian Municipalities: Green Municipal Fund

    • Through GMF, FCM supports initiatives that demonstrate an innovative solution or approach to a municipal environmental issue, and that can generate new lessons and models for municipalities of all sizes and types in all regions of Canada.

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Oceans Management Contribution Program​

    • The Government of Canada is committed to conserving 25% of Canada’s oceans by 2025, working towards 30% by 2030. We are working closely with provincial, territorial, and Indigenous governments, and consulting with marine stakeholders, to conserve and protect our oceans for generations to come, while enabling our coastal communities to thrive


  • Give Green Canada

    • A publicly accessible source of information on ecological gifts and planned gifts

  • Gosling Foundation​ - Grant Programs

    • a small registered private Canadian Foundation focusing on ​ensuring that nature is protected and restored for the benefit of all. The foundation has 8 funding program streams including the support for nature festivals, land acquisition, environmental education and  plant protection.

  • Green Spaces United Nations student internship

    • ​UNA-Canada's initiative to bridge students to meaningful employment, broaden their environmental understanding and ignite Canada's green economy.



  • International Grenfell Association 

    • ​International Grenfell Association (IGA) grants are funded through monies raised since the late 1800s by supporters in Canada, the USA, Great Britain, and Ireland. Used initially to pay for programs now provided by government, these funds create a grant program that responds to the needs of coastal communities in Northern Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • InvolveNL, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Office of Public Engagement

    • Funding resources for community groups, including those working in the Environment

  • Increasing Knowledge of Plastic Pollution Initiative

    • aims to address knowledge gaps related to the potential human health effects and eco-toxicology of plastics in Canada. 

  • Imperial Oil Community Investment Program

    • Since the 1890s when Imperial donated to the fisherman’s mission of Newfoundland and Labrador we’ve been inspired by community-building organizations across Canada. We offer financial and volunteer support to hundreds of these organizations each year.

  • Iron Ore Company of Canada​

    • ​Working directly with the community is an integral part of IOC’s culture. We have been partnering with the communities in Labrador West and Sept-Îles for more than five decades and we hope to be around for that many more. In 2011, IOC opened a new office in St John’s to strengthen its relations with the Newfoundland and Labrador government.


  • Job Creation Partnerships - Advanced Skills, Education and Labour

    • The Job Creation Partnerships (JCP) program is designed to support community-based, not-for-profit projects. These projects will provide EI-eligible participants with opportunities to gain work experience to improve their employment prospects. Project activities should benefit both the participant and the community. The primary focus of the JCP program is helping insured participants who need work experience to increase their chances of successfully finding ongoing employment.



  • Low Carbon Economy Challenge 2018

    • ​The Low Carbon Economy Challenge is part of the Low Carbon Economy Fund. It will leverage Canadian ingenuity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate clean growth in support of Canada’s clean growth and climate action plan, the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. This is a Canadian Federal Government Fund


  • MEC Spring and Fall Granting Program

    • ​Through our grants of up to $20,000 MEC supports the community of active outdoor enthusiasts. MEC conduct two grant cycles annually.

  • MMSB Solid Waste Management Innovation Fund​

    • ​provides financial support to innovators who are advancing sustainable waste management by finding creative ways to turn trash into treasure in Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • McLean Foundation

    • A Canadian foundation that supports community projects including the arts, conservation, healthy, and education.​​




  • Project Orange Thumb

    • ​Help your neighborhood grow with our annual community gardening grant program 


    • The Teacher Grant Program is intended to recognize teachers who share a passion for fostering creativity through hands-on learning. 




  • Science Horizons Youth Internship Program - Government of Canada, Environment and Natural Resources 

    • ​The Science Horizons Youth Internship Program provides wage subsidies to eligible employers to hire university, college and polytechnic graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  • Small Change Fund

    • An award-winning crowdfunding platforms for Canadian grassroots organizations

  • Staples Superpower Your School

    • Elementary and secondary schools in Canada, both public and independent, are eligible to participate. To enter the contest, complete the entry form and tell us about your school’s innovative environmental efforts. $20,000 grant for technology for your school.



  • United Way Community Fund

    • United Way Newfoundland and Labrador works with dozens of individuals, workplaces and government departments to raise money each year


  • Venture for Canada Atlantic Internship

    • Supports paid internships for Canadian post-secondary students looking to develop entrepreneurial ​with innovative Canadian companies. Rolling deadlines.



  • Wader Quest Grant Fund - Supporting Shorebird Conservation

    • ​ Investigating the status of Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near-threatened wader species

    •  Attempting to further the knowledge of current Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of significant importance to waders, through breeding surveys and conducting systematic counts

    •  Investigating potential new IBAs or ornithologically little known areas for waders

    •  Conducting ecological studies of little-known wader species

    •  Educational programmes, especially aimed at school children and youth to conserve and protect waders and their habitat
      Priority will be given to projects:

    •  Conducted by Nationals of the country where the activity will take place

    •  Containing an educational element, that engage with local communities and/or have an element of long-term sustainability of the project, such as training of local counterparts or raising awareness of wader conservation within the wider community

    •  Providing an improvement in the understand of the conservation needs of a under studied wader species through research

  • Wellness Coalition Grants - Newfoundland and Labrador​

  • Wildlife Habitat Canada

    • The WHC mandate is to support applications that:

    • are relevant under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP);

    • positively impact regional and local habitats of other migratory game birds;

    • consider the Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund.

  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Go Wild Community Grant

    • We are looking for the best ideas on how to connect people to nature in their community. Go Wild Community Grants support action-oriented projects and we invite you to be as creative as you wish. Every community is different, so we want to hear what you think are the best ways to make this happen where you live.

  • Wildflower Seed Grants - Wildlife Preservation Canada​

    • ​Wildlife Preservation Canada is providing wildflower seed grants to restore and build important pollinator habitat all across Canada.



  • Young Leader Grant - Nature Canada

    • Project grant for Canadian youth under 30. This Women for Nature sponsored grant of $1,000 will support project implementation in the year 2019, to celebrate the role that nature plays in our Canadian culture and identity.


  • Zero Plastic Waste Initiative - Government of Canada Environment and Climate Change Canada

    • The Zero Plastic Waste Initiative aims to effect change across the plastics lifecycle to increase waste collection, improve value recovery, and prevent and remove plastic pollution. It supports projects that use innovative approaches leading to measurable, positive impacts to reduce plastic waste and pollution in Canada.

Action: Apply for Funding