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What you need to know before applying for a sustainability grant.

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Housing co-ops in BC that are CHF BC members in good standing are encouraged to apply.
Projects should focus on environmental sustainability. Eligible projects may include the following:
  • Community or communal gardens at the co-op
  • Spaces for pollinators (e.g. nectar-rich plants, pollinator gardens, beehives, mason bee ‘houses’, etc.)
  • Composting
  • Bike storage
  • Low / zero waste
  • Water use reduction (e.g. rainwater harvesting and storage, xeriscaping, driplines)
Projects should be implemented only after a grant decision has been made. Projects will not be supported retroactively.  
Grant money can be used to help pay for supplies, equipment, materials, installation, and other costs directly related to the implementation of the project in your application. Ineligible activities and costs include the following:
  • Normal operating costs
  • Honorariums or payments to co-op members
  • Staffing costs
  • Regular maintenance costs
  • Costs for projects or work that are on-going or already completed
  • Planned renewal or major project costs (including retrofits and upgrades eligible under existing incentive programs, e.g. Energy Conservation Assistance Program)
Projects must take place at your housing co-op. Any in-person activities should follow public health guidelines.