Through its Environmental Grant Program, the City of Whitehorse aims to assist businesses non-profit societies, and community groups with environmental initiatives. The program falls under the City's Environmental Grant Policy.
Criteria for Grant Program
Using its Sustainability Plan as a benchmark, the City will consider providing 50% of total costs for projects that benefit the community. Projects must also address the principles of the City's Sustainability Plan.
These principles include:
- that Whitehorse be a well-planned, self-sustaining community;
- that Whitehorse be a leader in energy conservation and innovation;
- that Whitehorse maintains and conserves wilderness spaces for future generations;
- that Whitehorse continue to strive for a better quality of life that is reflected in its vibrant economy and social life.
Applications are received Feb 15th and October 15th of every year for grants exceeding $1,000. For grants less than $1,000, you can submit an application throughout the year.
For projects of $500 or less, the City may fund 100% of the costs.
Please contact the Environmental Coordinator at 668-8652 to discuss your project ideas and to obtain additional information.
Download the application, terms and conditions (will be sent to successful applicants) and the accountability statement (required for completion of the project and release of holdback funding). [These files are in rich text format (RTF)].
The Environmental Fund has supported many diverse community projects over the years. This list is a summary of projects that have been approved for funding and the amount granted.