The New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government is accepting applications for Environmental Trust Fund projects for 2024-25.

“The Environmental Trust Fund has supported thousands of projects that protect our natural habitat while educating New Brunswickers about the importance of preserving and improving our environment,” said Environment and Climate Change Minister Gary Crossman. “Along with helping the environment, these projects also spur economic growth by generating jobs each year that help local economies.”

Local governments, community groups, First Nations, non-profit organizations and institutions furthering environmental sustainability may apply. Last year, more than $8.5 million was awarded for more than 200 projects.

The 2024-25 priority action areas for the fund are:

·         protecting the environment;

·         increasing environmental awareness;

·         managing waste;

·         addressing climate change; and

·         building sustainable communities.

Submissions will be assessed based on their merit and how they address at least one of these areas. The application form and additional information are available online. Only online applications will be accepted, and the deadline is Nov. 30.

To coincide with the call for proposals, the department will soon be releasing its third annual Environmental Trust Fund Impact Report. The report will highlight some of the projects the fund has supported and what it means to the people and organizations behind the many initiatives.


Call for applications starts November 1, 2023

Call for applications closes November 30, 2023

2023-2024 Environmental Trust Fund Award List

Eligible recipients

The fund supports projects led by:

  • community groups
  • municipalities
  • First Nations
  • non-profit organizations
  • institutions furthering sustainable development 

Priority area measures

Projects will be considered and evaluated based on the priority measures and how they fit into the priority areas. Initiatives that align best with these measures will be given funding priority.