Apply for environmental awareness funding

The $30,000 Environmental Awareness Fund (EAF) supports the efforts of grassroots organizations to educate, engage and connect Yukon communities with the territory’s natural environment to promote conservation, biodiversity, sustainability and stewardship.

Who can apply

Registered organizations in good standing under the Societies Act.

What projects are eligible

See  details and examples about funding eligibility in the Terms of Reference.

How much money can I apply for?

Applications must include a detailed budget that can't exceed $30,000.


The deadline for 2020-2021 applications has been extended to May 15 due to COVID-19.

Late applications will not be accepted.


  1. Read about eligibility, the review committee and how applications are assessed in the Terms of Reference.
  2. Read the application checklist and complete all of the materials required.
  3. Submit your application package.
    • Email:
    • In person: at the Department of Environment office at 10 Burns Road in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Environmental Awareness Fund (V-3A)
      c/o Megan Foreman
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
  4. We will contact you after we process your application.
  5. When the project is complete, submit a final report. All final reports are due by March 1.

Projects that received funding in 2019-2020

  • Yukon Conservation Society
    • Wetlands event
  • Yukon Invasive Species Council
    • Spotter's Network support: field manual and presentation
  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Yukon Chapter (CPAWS)
    • Beaver River watershed journey and gathering
  • Friends of the Dempster Country
    • Natural history special events
  • Paradise Music Festival Society
    • Music festival support and panel
  • Centre for Human-Wildlife Conflict Solutions (WildWise Yukon)
    • Education and outreach projects