Unlock Your Co-op’s Potential with a Greener Co-op Microgrant!

  11 March 2024

CHF Canada Greener Co-op Microgrant program encourages member housing co-operatives across Canada to design and implement projects that will help “green” their communities. CHF Canada will fund small projects from $1,000 to a limit of $5,000. All CHF Canada member housing co-ops can apply.

Applications close Monday, March 18, 2024 at 9 a.m. PST.

Why a Greener Co-op Microgrant?

These small grants support projects that help protect the environment.

Who can apply?

Any housing co-op that is a member of CHF Canada can apply.

How much is a microgrant?

CHF Canada accepts grant requests for $1,000 to $5,000. The grant request must be for projects that improve environmental sustainability and reduce climate change impacts.

What types of projects will a Greener Co-op Microgrant fund?

  • composting, community gardens, rain barrels
  • planting trees
  • safe and secure bike and carrier storage
  • lighting upgrades
  • EV charging stations
  • viability studies for projects like roof gardens or grey-water harvesting
  • Clean energy initiatives

We are looking for creative projects that will inspire housing co-ops and lead to better results in environmental sustainability.

If you have an idea for a project but aren’t sure if it’s a good fit, send CHF Canada an email and we can discuss whether it meets the microgrant’s objectives.

How do I apply?

2024 Greener Co-op Microgrant applications are now open! Click here to start your application.

Apply by March 18 at 12pm ET | 9am PT. 


Check out the CHF Canada website for more information including answers to some frequently asked questions.

You can also contact Julie LaPalme at info@chfcanada.coop


If your organization has a focus on sustainability, help us expand our Greener Co-op Microgrant Program. Consider becoming a sponsor so that more co-ops across Canada can become more energy efficient, climate resilient and greener!