2017/18 Community Engagement Funding Available

$240,000 is now available for BC Parks community engagement projects taking place in 2017/18.

Each of BC Parks’ five regions have been allocated $20,000 to support conservation projects, and $20,000 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 request is $5,000 per project.
  • Projects must be complete by March 31, 2018.
  • Projects should engage the local BC Parks community.
  • 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 in BC Parks (e.g., support for Ecological Reserve Wardens, nature education, invasive species control, restoration, science/ research, etc.).
  • 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.).
  • Leveraging other financial contributions, such as sponsorships.
  • Wildfire related activities (e.g., restoration, prevention, critical habitat creation etc.)

Funding must be spent within the 2017/18 fiscal year and a final report must be submitted online along with photographs of the project by March 31, 2018.

2016/17 Funded Project: Hakai Trails Project at Calvert Island / Hakai Lúxvbálís Conservancy

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