This is a summary of potential funding sources that may be approached for environmental projects at Manitoba schools.
AgriSpirit Fund– (up to $25,000)- Farm Credit Canada provides funding for rural schools only, with particular interest in those undertaking capital projects that increase the sustainability of their community.
Aviva Fund (up to $150,000) – Funding is available for projects that promote community resilience, development, legacy, and health. Awards are distributed at three different funding levels.
Canada Post Community Foundation (up to $5,000)- Available funding supports projects that ensure every child is happy, healthy, and a part of a sustainable community.
EcoAction Community Funding Program – Funding is available for projects that promote community involvement and demonstrate measurable impacts for the environment, with particular interest in clean water or climate change.
EcoLeague (up to $400) – EcoLeague is a youth empowerment program that challenges and motivates students across the country to help save the planet through school and community-based sustainability action projects.
Go Wild School Grants (up to $500) – The World Wildlife Fund supports a vast number of projects that promote learning about nature and empower students to help protect the environment. Funding is available for creative projects at all levels of education, with many successful candidates in each school category.
Greenest School in Canada (up to $2,000) – Canada Green Building Council is seeking schools that strive for sustainability and integrate environmental education into their programs. The winning school will receive funds for a green project, as well as the title of “Greenest School in Canada”.
Greening Canada’s School Grounds (up to $3,000) – It’s time to revitalize Canada’s school grounds by planting trees! Schools can apply anytime, from anywhere in Canada. Applications are accepted year-round, and they’ll keep your request on file for two years.
Honda Canada Foundation – Applications are accepted year-round, and are each assessed on an individual basis. The Honda Canada Foundation supports groups that promote after-school programs and environmental education.
Imagineaction – Funding opportunities are available for schools that are undertaking social action projects on themes such as environmental sustainability, leadership, and health.
Jack Layton Award (up to $500) – This award is available for classrooms that have implemented innovative school or community based projects that promote environmental sustainability.
Manitoba Education/ Manitoba Hydro Grants for Education for Sustainable Development (up to $2,000) – Grants to promote sustainability in classrooms. Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning and Manitoba Hydro want to support schools in which educators work together to plan and teach ESD.
Manitoba Hydro Forest Enhancement Program (up to $10,000)- Funding support is provided to enhance and sustain the forest environment of the communities and regions of Manitoba. Projects that may contribute to addressing climate change are of special interest. All projects that provide present and future benefits to the people of their community, their region, or the province as a whole will be considered.
RBC Environmental Donations– Project funding is available for initiatives that enhance the sustainability and protection of water or those that lead to climate change mitigation and adaptation.
S’cool Life Fund – Funding is available for elementary schools that are working to enhance extra-curricular learning. Special interest is given to creative programs that promote alternative means of education for a wide range of students.
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (up to $8,000) – Funding for environmental school projects.
The Gosling Foundation ($5,000 per year for 3 years)- Available funding supports projects that place a particular emphasis on connecting people with nature through creative means. The Gosling Foundation also supports secondary school programs that integrate nature and environmental education into the academic curriculum.
The Pollination Project (up to $1,000) – The Pollination Project offers seed grants and support to young people involved in a wide variety of environmental programs all over the world.
Whole Kids Foundation (Up to $2,000) – Schools have the opportunity to apply to the many grants of the Whole Kids Foundation. Funding is available for projects such as school gardens, honey bee hives, farm to school opportunities, and other innovative ideas.