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Leadership Environmental Action Projects (LEAP) Grants

Grants to British Columbia High
Schools for Environmental Activities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) Education

Deadline Date:

06/15/21 11:59 PM PDT


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Grants of up to $5,000 to British Columbia high schools for environmental activities. Funding is intended to support science courses, courses with a focus on environmental learning, and courses that offer students career opportunities in conservation sciences. Grants may also be used to support student environmental field-skills and connections to real-world science.

LEAP grants must meet the following criteria:

  • Support an inquiry of a B.C. biodiversity topic or issue.
  • Focus on a conservation or stewardship place-based project.
  • Engage or partner with a community group, stewardship group, professional biologist, and or other science professional.
  • Provide students with real-world science skills and or field-based skill development e.g. analyzing data, problem-solving, designing an experiment, conducting a restoration or monitoring program, designing an experiment, etc.
  • Provide students with a minimum of three outdoor field experiences in nature.
  • Communicate about the project with others.
  • Highlight career(s) in conservation or environmental science.
  • Demonstrate student leadership activities in environmental learning e.g. mentoring or working with younger students in the district, communicating about their project, initiate school sustainability projects, engagement in data gathering, community education, hosting community events, creating a video about a local concern or issue, etc.

Projects should focus on biodiversity and provide opportunities for:

  • Real-world field-based experiences in conservation.
  • Student learning of scientific practices.
  • Citizen science opportunities.
  • Providing opportunities for work experience focused on conservation-related careers.
  • Leadership or conservation career skills development.
  • Connecting to local conservation projects or issues.

Eligible items covered under this grant:

  • Transportation costs for field trips;
  • Field equipment for project work;
  • Field leaders for training sessions or mentoring with projects;
  • Teacher on call costs and or time to support teachers in planning and preparing for projects;
  • Training sessions or certification workshops for teachers and students in science protocols or practices,e.g. Stream Keepers, Wetland Keepers, etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 187899

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000

Term of Contract:

Applicants will have one full school year to complete the project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

LEAP Grants are for B.C. high schools.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is June 15, 2021.

Applicants will be notified before June 30th.

Additional information:

Application information:


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation
PO Box 9354
Unit 102 – 2957 Jutland Road
Victoria, BC V8T 5J9

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia;

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