What is a WILD Grant project?
WILD Grants initiatives can be directly related to wildlife habitat improvement, such as tree-plantings, nest-box projects and butterfly gardens, or they can be general education initiatives which teach students about wildlife and conservation. Either way, WILD Grants projects must engage youth and be supervised by qualified leaders, such as teachers. CWF also provides seed funding to support wildlife education programs.
How do I apply?
- CWF is not accepting applications at this time.
What is the amount of a WILD Grant?
- $250.00 This amount may vary from one year to another.
How many WILD Grants are given each year?
- This figure may vary from one year to another.
Who may apply?
- Registered Charities - examples: Schools, Scouts and Girl Guides can apply for WILD Grants along with other like-minded youth groups. One application per School or group.
I am taking on a personal project, can I apply for a WILD Grant?
- No. Please note that Individuals are not eligible for funding
How are granting decisions made?
- The Committee meets twice a year to evaluate all applications
- CWF prioritizes projects initiated by students when awarding funding.
My project is ongoing, can I apply for funding for the same project year after year?
- Long-term projects are eligible for funding each year, as long as you submit a follow-up report with CWF Branding for each completed phase.
If I receive a WILD Grant, do I have to submit a follow-up form?
- Yes. You have one year from the start date of your project to do so. CWF must be credited on all submited images and or report.
We are a Canadian group planning a project outside of Canada, are we eligible for funding?
- The Canadian Wildlife Federation’s policy is to provide funding for Canadian Projects only.
Can I use the WILD Grant to give to other groups doing projects?
- The Canadian Wildlife Federation does not fund groups that transfer funds to a third party (another group doing the project).
Are there any other funding requirements?
- Groups supported by the WILD Grants funding must feature the CWF logo on their website as well as provide a follow up report within one year of completing the WILD Grant project that should include; CWF credited digital photos, videos, and any media coverage.
- All funds received will be applied to the project described in the application
How are WILD Grants projects recognized?
WILD Grants projects may be recognized by CWF in many ways, such as:
· Featured on our WILD Grants project map
· Promotion on CWF’s website, publications, or social media
· Media notification
How can I promote my WILD Grant funded project?
· Promote your event by posting on CWF Community Event page: http://cwf-fcf.org/en/do-something/events/member-events/
*Please note that funding is not retroactive. All projects must be registered with CWF before they can be considered for financial support.