Action Project Funding
Want to make a difference in your school or community? Want to engage your students in a learning experience that is hands-on, real-world, memorable and impactful? We can help!
Learning for a Sustainable Future provides funding for students and teachers to engage their school and community in climate Action Projects. This includes any action that is student-led and contributes to the sustainability of your school or community—the only limit is your students’ imagination!
Whether you’re greening your schoolyard, eliminating single-use plastics at school, motivating your community to reduce their carbon footprint, or any other actions towards our sustainable future, we are here to support you.
2023/2024 Funding Program
We are funding student-led climate change/sustainability Action Projects with up to $500 each.
Funding applications are now open!
Applications will remain open on a rolling basis until spring 2024 (date TBD). Applicants can expect to hear back within 1 month.
All Action Projects must be completed and reported on by May 22, 2024, regardless of when they are approved.
- We work with grade K-12 students in Canada.
- Projects must relate to climate change or other sustainability issues.
- Action Projects must be student-led.
- We can only fund 1 project per school—first come, first served.
- See Funding Rubric for more details.
- You can preview the application questions for reference here.
- We grant 75% of the funds up front, with the remaining 25% granted after we receive your Final Report.
- All grantees must submit a Final Report form by May 22, 2024
- You will need to submit receipts or proof of purchase for all budget items.
- All Action Projects must also be posted on Our Canada Project by May 22, 2024, including some great photos/videos of your students in action. So get snappy!
- We generally DO NOT FUND landscapers/contractors, speaker fees, donations to other organizations, travel (i.e. busing), or large-scale installations such as water bottle refill stations (exceptions may apply!)
- For planting projects: we DO NOT FUND planting for beautification only.
- We DO FUND planting for food, for carbon capture, to support pollinators/birds/bees, xeriscaping or flood/erosion protection, or for projects that focus on native species or connect to Indigenous knowledge (e.g. 3 sisters gardens, medicine wheel gardens, etc.). The links to climate change/sustainability must be made clear in your application.
- We DO NOT FUND chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or other inputs.
- We DO FUND organic/natural inputs such as compost, manure, etc.
- If you are purchasing materials as prizes or for an event/celebration, please make an effort to maintain the sustainability theme (e.g. items produced or sold locally, items that support sustainability like reusable cutlery, items with no- or low-waste packaging, etc.)
Check out examples of past Action Projects
This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada