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 was May 15.

Normally, applications are accepted during the month of March.

Late applications are not accepted.


Applications are closed for 2022-2021.

  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 have received funding for 2020-2021

  • Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Yukon
    • Land stewardship and junior guide training program for First Nation youth
  • ​Nlaye Ndasadaye Daycare 
    • Outdoor garden centre
  • Wilderness Tourism Association of Yukon
    • Yukon River Clean Up and Pride of Place Awareness Initiative
  • Yukon Canoe and Kayak Club
    • Assessments of the environmental impacts, creating baseline data of people using rivers, and public awareness initiatives 
  • Yukon Wildlife Preserve 
    • Digital Connection to Yukon Biodiversity