Since 1981, HCTF has provided over $160 Million dollars in grant money to more than 2500 conservation projects across BC. We fund a variety of conservation work including:
- Projects that restore, maintain, or enhance native freshwater fish and wildlife populations and habitats
- Environmental education, and stewardship projects
- Projects that acquire land or interests in land to secure the value of these areas for conservation purposes
The following table provides an overview of the different HCTF grants available: you can click on the grant name for more information and how to apply. You can also download our HCTF Grant Comparison Sheet for side-by-side comparision of some of our grant types.
|Grant||Who is eligible?||Type of Activities Funded||Application Deadlines 2017|
|HCTF Enhancement & Restoration Grants||Any individual, group or agency that has a good idea to help fish, wildlife or habitat in British Columbia.||Projects that focus on freshwater wild fish, native wildlife species and their habitats, have the potential to achieve a significant conservation outcome, while maintaining or enhance opportunities for fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing and associated outdoor recreational activities.||Nov 2nd, 2017, 4:30 PM PST|
|PCAF||Individuals and organizations trying to implement on-the-ground, community-based conservation projects and public awareness initiatives.||Projects that maintain, conserve or restore indigenous fish and wildlife species and their habitat. Projects must have 50% volunteer component.||
|GO Grants (Field Experience Grants for Outdoor Learning)||K-12 classes or schools that want to provide meaningful outdoor experiences for students that support inquiry and field investigation skill development.||Bus transportation, outdoor project materials and field trip leader or program fees. Read more about field trip eligibility requirements…||
February 15th and Sept 15th 2017 4:30 PM PST.
|Habitat Acquisition Grants||
Provincial and local land trust organizations, all levels of government and community organizations.
|Projects that acquire land to secure the value of these areas for conservation of fish and wildlife habitats and populations.||March 29th, 2018 4:30 PM PST|
|Land Stewardship Grants||NGOs who manage conservation lands owned by NGOs in BC.||Operations and maintenance activities on conservation lands.||Next intake fall of 2020|
|Invasive Mussel Monitoring||Anyone who has experience, knowledge and capacity to carry out lake monitoring activities as described in the field protocol.||Labour, support, travel and equipment costs for monitoring BC lakes for the presence of invasive zebra and quagga mussels.||March 5th, 2018 4:30 PM PST|