Habitat Conservation Trust Fund - Enhancement and Restoration Grants

Each year, HCTF provides approximately $5.5 Million dollars in Enhancement and Restoration Grants. These grants are provided to projects that:

  •     focus on freshwater wild fish, native wildlife species and their habitats;
  •     have the potential to achieve a significant conservation outcome;
  •     best represent the interests of the Trust Foundations’ contributors, and
  •     maintain or enhance opportunities for fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing and associated outdoor recreational activities.

HCTF Enhancement and restoration Grants typically support projects that are larger in scope or funding need than our other grant types; enhancement project annual budgets typically range from $10,000 to over $100,000 annually.

The exception to this is seed funding, a small grant (up to $5000) to facilitate the development of a full HCTF proposal. 

Regional Contact: 

Email:  hctf@hctf.ca
Toll free: 1 800 387 9853

Grant Focus: 

Each year, HCTF provides approximately $5.5 Million dollars in Enhancement and Restoration Grants. These grants are provided to projects that:

  •     focus on freshwater wild fish, native wildlife species and their habitats;
  •     have the potential to achieve a significant conservation outcome;
  •     best represent the interests of the Trust Foundations’ contributors, and
  •     maintain or enhance opportunities for fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing and associated outdoor recreational activities.
Application Deadline: 
November 2, 2016
Granting Amounts: 

Enhancement project annual budgets typically range from $10,000 to over $100,000 annually

Special Notes: 

There is no upper limit on funding requests. HCTF Enhancement and restoration Grants typically support projects that are larger in scope or funding need than our other grant types; enhancement project annual budgets typically range from $10,000 to over $100,000 annually.

The exception to this is seed funding, a small grant (up to $5000) to facilitate the development of a full HCTF proposal.  If you have an idea for a new enhancement project or  need to do some initial planning before submitting a full new Enhancement proposal, you may apply for seed funding of up to $5,000. Seed funding is:

  •         Available to non-government proponents only;
  •         Limited to a maximum of $5000;
  •         Not for small projects under $5,000 that are regular enhancement projects or for “on-the-ground”  activities;
  •         Must result in a full Enhancement proposal submitted the following year.