2015/16 Park Enhancement Fund Now Available

$100,000 is now available for BC Parks volunteer projects taking place in 2015/16.

Each of BC Parks’ five regions have been allocated $10,000 to support conservation projects, and $10,000 to support recreation projects.  To access this funding for a specific park, please contact your local BC Parks staff or email BCParks.Volunteers@gov.bc.ca to find out who you should contact.

What are the funding criteria?

  • Maximum funding – $5,000 per project.
  • Projects must be complete by March 31, 2016.
  • Projects that engage the local BC Parks community.
  • Volunteers – priority will be given to initiatives with a volunteer component (includes activities, supplies, training and recognition).

The funding may also support events and initiatives that focus on the following:

  • Healthy living & physical activity in BC Parks.
  • Conservation (e.g., support for Ecological Reserve Wardens, nature education, invasive species control, restoration, science/ research, etc.) in BC Parks.
  • Attracting new and current visitors to BC Parks (e.g., learn to camp and learn to fish initiatives, youth events, multi-cultural events, accessibility projects, events, celebrations, etc.).
  • Sponsorships

Funding must be spent within the 2015/16 fiscal year and a final report must be submitted online along with photographs of the project by March 31, 2016.

PEF Funding1
Family Fishing weekend event in Champion Lakes Park supported by 2014/15 PEF funding.

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2 responses to “2015/16 Park Enhancement Fund Now Available

  1. Sue

    I would like to apply for either better awareness and access to the beautiful spearhead traverse OR for funds to have an avalanche safety education event to try to raise funds in support for renovating the Russet hut in Garibaldi park. Both 100% run by volunteers.

    1. BC

      If you e-mail us at bcparks.volunteers@gov.bc.ca, we should be able to connect you with the appropriate BC Parks staff to discuss further. Thank you for your interest – we look forward to hearing from you.