Twenty-two community-based fish & wildlife projects will receive funding from HCTF’s Public Conservation Assistance Fund (PCAF) in 2014. PCAF grants differ from the Foundation’s other conservation funding opportunities in that they require projects to include a 50% volunteer component, designed to increase British Columbians’ participation in conservation activities.

This year’s PCAF grant recipients include a creek restoration project on Vancouver Island, a program to improve nesting habitat for at-risk bird species on Haida Gwaii, and a project that will build and monitor bat boxes in the Peace Region. You can download the full list of 2014 approved PCAF projects here.

As the spring intake resulted in the Fund being fully subscribed, there will not be a second call for PCAF proposals this September. Your next opportunity to apply for PCAF funding will be May of 2015.