Applications are now open for the Community Climate Transitions Innovation Fund

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July 2023

As part of the Community Climate Transitions Innovation Fund, Tamarack Institute is offering funding for six climate-related projects in communities across Canada. Eligible projects will help communities mitigate and/or adapt to climate change, focusing on innovative, participatory, equitable, and multisolving approaches.

The goals of the Innovation Fund are to:

  • Support and resource community ideas; 
  • Develop community capacities; 
  • Ensure lived experience and community expertise are prioritized in this process.
  • Help shift power structures and advance various forms of justice (e.g., involving those impacted in decision making, fair distribution of benefits and burdens) 

Eligibility requirements, organizations must:

  • Represent a nonprofit, community organization or resident-led group, municipality*, or multi-sector collaborative focused on developing community-level solutions that advance a just and equitable climate transition.  
  • Include a minimum of two people leading the planning and implementation of the project;
  • Be fiscally and legally based in Canada. Projects submitted for funding should also be based in a Canadian province or territory;
  • Propose an existing or new project that is aligned with the Innovation Fund’s Guiding Principles (see below);
  • Be a member of Tamarack’s Community Climate Transitions network (consult our Membership Package to learn more);
  • Start the project within 2 months of receiving the grant;
  • Run the project for 6 to 12 months;
  • Share a budget which includes a maximum of 20% for overhead costs and;
  • Representatives must have financial authority or authorization from a senior-level representative of the organization to sign and agree to all the terms and conditions of the Funding Agreement.

Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000, supported through the Definity Insurance Foundation.

Application deadline: August 24, 2023

For further information about the fund or to apply, click here.

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