Mountain Equipment Co-op – Advocacy and Awareness

Mountain Equipment Co-op is committed to: Conserving the ecologically and recreationally important places where we adventure and that sustain us. The focus of the Advocacy and Awareness Grant is to support important campaigns and initiatives.

Regional Contact: 

Email: community@mec.ca
Telephone: 1.866.632.3863

Grant Focus: 

Mountain Equipment Co-op is committed to: Conserving the ecologically and recreationally important places where we adventure and that sustain us. The focus of the Advocacy and Awareness Grant is to support important campaigns and initiatives.

Evaluation Criteria

Your organization:

  •     Has a successful track record in other campaigns
  •     Demonstrates broad-based community involvement and extensive coalition or collaboration work.

Your project:

  •     Demonstrates need in terms of the landscape, body of water, or species affected
  •     Identifies the underlying and systemic causes of the problem(s)
  •     Uses an approach or strategy that provides solutions to the systemic causes of the problem. An original approach should be used when it will likely get a more positive outcome than current approaches
  •     Identifies key messages and communication plans to be used
  •     Demonstrates how you will raise awareness, understanding, and promote actions to be taken on the issue(s) among your target audience, a large number of people and key decision makers
  •     States measurable goals and outcomes which indicate how well approach is working
  •     Has goals that are attainable within the one-year grant term.
Relevance to GW Programs: 

Public outreach and Advocacy

Application Deadline: 
March 10, 2016
Granting Amounts: 

$1,000 to $15,000

Special Notes: 

On-line application. Must set up a membership for the organization: please call the Service Centre. Deadlines March 10th and September 10.

Spring Cycle

Application deadline: March 10, 2015 (midnight Pacific Time)
Applicants notified: mid-May

Fall Cycle

Application deadline: September 10 (midnight Pacific Time)
Applicants notified: mid-November