Field experience grants
for outdoor learning
The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation invests in projects that maintain and enhance the health and biological diversity of British Columbia’s fish, wildlife, and habitats so that people can use, enjoy, and benefit from these resources. HCTF funding comes from a license fee collected from hunting, fishing, guiding, trapping and other outdoor pursuits to be invested back into the conservation of BC's fish, wildlife and habitat, and into environmental education.
HCTF’s only directly delivered program is its successful province-wide education program, WildBC. WildBC offers environmental education learning opportunities, experiences and province-wide support through a variety of programs, resources and workshops available to educators and youth.
In 2011 HCTF created the Conservation Education Assistance Fund (CEAF) to help educators connect students with the outdoors. By providing K-12 classes across BC with small grants to support outdoor field experiences, HCTF is investing in youth.
Annual Application Deadlines: February 15th and September 15th
Grant Amounts: up to $600 per class or $3,500 per school
Eligible Expenditures: outdoor and hands-on field studies costs for bus transportation, project materials or equipment, field trip leader or program fees