• Project proposals must be relevant to one or more of the Trust Foundation strategic objectives and consistent with any applicable provincial legislation, program policies, and the laws of Canada.
  • Proponents must obtain statutory and regulatory approvals when required.
  • Proposals for work on private lands will require the appropriate approvals, covenants, or agreements finalized prior to approval for funding.
  • HCTF uses standard technical methodologies, classification and rating systems developed or recognized by the Resource Inventory Standards Committee and by the Ministry of Environment. Pertinent scientific literature, and, for continuing projects, all project reports should be cited.
  • There is no funding limit per project; however, projects requesting funds in excess of $150,000 per annum are viewed as special circumstances. As a guideline, the cost of project planning and monitoring for enhancement projects should not exceed 10% of the total cost of the project. Once approved, requests for changes in project budgets and/or activities will be considered only with full justification.
  • Trust Foundation expenditures may be allocated to applied research and development proposals (proposals should help design or test a technique or application of technique); continuing costs of operation and maintenance of habitats, works or facilities; and planning for habitat protection.
  • Proponents seeking funding for new or continuing projects are advised that regardless of the amount of funding requested, the amount of funding provided will depend on the total amount of funding available for projects, the ability of the project proposal to meet the Trust Foundation objectives, and past performance, including completion of required reports (for continuing programs).