Climate Action Community Grants

Grant funding is now available to community organizations for projects that help achieve the targets in North Cowichan’s 2022 Climate Action and Energy Plan. In July 2022, Council approved changes to the Climate Action and Energy Plan Reserve Fund Terms of Reference [PDF - 179 KB].  

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Any organization registered as a society under the BC Society Act, or as an association under the Cooperative Association Act.

What Types of Projects Are Eligible?

Projects that align with actions listed in the Climate Action and Energy Plan, reduce energy use or emissions in the Municipality of North Cowichan, or address climate change adaptation and reflect the guiding principles of efficacy, flexibility, sustainability, transparency, high visibility, innovation and collaborations. Examples of projects areas include building energy efficiency, transportation, industrial or agricultural emissions.

When Are Submissions Due?

All proposals must be submitted before the intake deadline of September 15.  

How Are Projects Evaluated?

Proposals are reviewed and evaluated by the Environmental Advisory Committee members using the Evaluation Criteria outlined in the Terms of Reference under “Applicant and Project Eligibility”. Recommendations will then be provided to Council for approval.

How Do I Apply?

Completed application forms [PDF - 242 KB] with associated project summaries can be sent to: or sent to the Engineering Department at the Municipal Hall.

Where Can I Get More Information?

For more information, please read the Climate Action and Energy Plans Terms of Reference [PDF - 179 KB] or contact