As of July 29, the Habitat Conservation Stamp Initiative and the Community Conservation Action Program are both accepting applications for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. The application window for both programs will close on October 14, 2022 so be sure to get started on your applications soon!

Habitat Conservation Stamp Initiative
WHC’s larger grant program that is delivered in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) in support of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP). This program is funded through the sales of the Migratory Game Bird Hunting Permit and the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp. Its priority focuses are wetlands, waterfowl and migratory gamebirds.

  • Grant Categories: Habitat Conservation, Conservation Networking, Research
  • Requests between $1,000 and $150,000
  • A minimum match ratio of 1:1 is required for project eligibility
    • This ratio cannot include government funding
  • The NL Murre Conservation Fund also falls under this program
    • A maximum of $30,000/year may be allotted to projects with a specific focus on Murre populations in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Learn more at

Community Conservation Action Program
WHC’s smaller grant program that has a focus on community-based, local conservation action. WHC has contributed $160K/year over 3 years to kickstart this program. The program objectives are Connecting Canadians to Nature, Engaging Youth in Conservation and Providing Educational Conservation Programming. Proposed projects should represent one or more of these objectives.

  • Requests between $1,000 and $10,000
  • A minimum match ratio of 1:1 is required for project eligibility
  • Learn more at

Click here to access the grant portal and start the application process.

  • Applications are due on October 14, 2022 at 8pm EST
  • Applications are automatically saved as you go, meaning you can come and go from it
  • You may add a collaborator in the grant portal if more than one person will be working on the application

For any questions about the 2023-2024 grant programs, please contact