2023 Grant Updates

We have over $2.6 million available for grants this year, so be sure to visit the grants page to see what’s available.

Travel Assistance Grant

There has been an increase to the amount available for individuals and groups as follows:

  • Individuals: Up to $300 per return trip.
  • Groups: Up to $300 per group member to a maximum of $4,800 per return trip for an adult group. Up to $6,000 per return trip is available for youth groups.

As before, adults can apply for up to two trips a year, and there is no limit for youth (ages 2-18).
The Travel Assistance grant is open to all residents of Haida Gwaii, as well as schools and non-profit organizations. The grant helps individuals and groups travel off-island to participate in educational, cultural, arts, sports, and seniors’ events.
To be eligible for this grant you must be a resident and have lived on Haida Gwaii for the past 24 consecutive months. An individual who has left Haida Gwaii to attend school, to seek medical treatment or for a vacation but otherwise maintains their residency is considered a resident.
For questions about the Travel Assistance grant, contact Pam Hill at 250 559 8104 travel@gwaiitrust.com.

Travel Assistance Grant – Individual
Travel Assistance Grant – Group

COVID19 Emergency Response Grant / Staycation Grant

After three successful years supporting individuals and organizations on Haida Gwaii during the pandemic, the Staycation grant and the COVID19 Response grant have now wound down. In 2022 there were over 250 individuals who used their Staycation grant, and over the past three years we saw over 430 applications from individuals and families. As a result over $175,000 has gone into our communities to support local businesses. As well, over $1 million in grants have gone to a variety of nonprofit and local government agencies through the COVID19 Response grant, supporting over 70 projects and programs across Haida Gwaii related to relieving mental health challenges and social isolation for vulnerable populations.

Major Contributions Grant

The Major Contributions Grant is designed to support larger projects in community infrastructure and planning. There will be one intake in 2023, and applications must be received by March 1st at 11:59pm.
For questions about the Major Contributions grant, contact Meghan Cross at 250 559 5806 / meghan.cross@meghan-cross.

Community Services Recovery Fund

Through Gwaii Trust, the Haida Gwaii Community Foundation is taking part in the Community Services Recovery Fund, a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery.
The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what charities and non-profits need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic. Apply from January 6, 2023, until February 21, 2023.
This fund is a collaboration between Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada to provide funding to Community Service Organizations including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada.
Visit www.communityservicesrecoveryfund.ca to find out how to apply, explore resources for applicants, and sign up for upcoming webinars.