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 2019–20 applications was May 1.

Normally, applications are accepted during the month of March.

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 4:30 p.m.
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Environmental Awareness Fund (V-3A)
      c/o Roxanne Stasyszyn
      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 2018–19

  • Yukon Conservation Society
    • Wetlands conservation events
  • Arctic Institute for Community-Based Research
    • Research tool for community climate change youth champions
  • Ross River Recreation Society
    • Outdoor summer camp
  • Zero Waste Yukon
    • Plastic free July
  • Friends of McIntyre Creek
    • Speaker event
  • Yukon Science Institute
    • Speaker series
  • Lorne Mountain Community Association
    • Wildlife conflict trail signage
  • Volunteer Benevoles Yukon
    • Community thrift store pop-ups
  • Yukon Bird Observatories
    • Banding and observatories outreach
  • Yukon Invasive Species Council
    • "Why Should I Care" brochure
  • Friends of the Dempster Country
    • Duck and pika surveys and weekend outreach events