Apply for a CN EcoConnexions — From the Ground Up grant!
Make your community a greener and healthier place to live through tree planting!
Please read our guidelines below
Funding is available to municipalities, Indigenous communities, local community groups, business improvement associations, and not-for-profit organizations.
Projects can be located on public properties throughout the community and not necessarily near the rail line. Projects cannot be on CN-owned lands.
Communities which have received CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up funding in the past are encouraged to re-apply.
Projects should address local issues and provide a means for engagement at the local level by indicating how local community groups and service clubs would be involved and are in support of the project.
Tree Canada will consider projects that meet the following criteria with an emphasis on new ideas and innovative methods for greening initiatives:
Applications will be evaluated, on a point system, for the thoroughness of the submission in meeting the criteria in each of the following areas:
CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up will provide funding up to $25,000 per project, however it will not fund 100% of project costs. A minimum of 50% matching funding must come from other sources.
Please note that Tree Canada will reimburse project expenses for approved grants upon receipt of the final report and supporting documentation.
The following is a list of eligible and non-eligible components for funding under this program:
Tree Canada encourages the use of native species and will not fund the planting or maintenance of invasive species. For a list of invasive plants and why they are a problem for Canadian ecosystems please consult the Environment Canada website: https://www.ec.gc.ca/eee-ias/. If you are uncertain about the species you want to plant, please consult with a certified arborist, registered professional forester or Tree Canada prior to submitting your application.
For questions concerning eligibility and application support, please contact: Sarah Quann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apply for a CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up grant by filling out the application.
All applications must be received no later than April 18, 2018 at 23:59 PDT
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