HCTF Grant Overview

Since its inception in 1981, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation has invested over $180 million in grant money to more than 2,600 conservation projects in B.C.. 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

You can read about HCTF priorities here

HCTF Grant Types

The following table provides an overview of the different HCTF grants available: click on the grant name for more information, including how to apply. You can also download our HCTF Grant Comparison Sheet for side-by-side comparison of some of our grant types.

Grant Who is eligible? Type of Activities Funded Application Deadlines 2019
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, 2019, 4:30 PM PST
Caribou Habitat Restoration Grants Any individual or organization capable of restoring habitat for caribou in British Columbia. Functional and ecological caribou habitat restoration projects – see CHRF grant info page and Eligible Activities list for full details.  Jan 11th, 2019, 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. May 16th,
2019, 4:30 PM PST 
GO Grants 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 1st 2019, 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. January 28th, 2019 4:30 PM   PST
Fish and Wildlife O&M Only available to existing proponents. O&M project leaders should contact Christina Waddle to access O&M application forms and  instructions,  project change requests or any other questions.   Contact Christina Waddle