“Our objective is to promote the conservation, rehabilitation and enhancement of watersheds for Pacific salmonids in the Strathcona region.”

Funding

Objective of the Campbell River Salmon Foundation

To promote the conservation, rehabilitation and enhancement of watersheds for Pacific salmonids between the Oyster River and south of the Salmon River estuary and the adjacent mainland coast.

To provide a funding mechanism for projects promoting the conservation, rehabilitation and enhancement of watersheds for Pacific salmonids between the Oyster River and south of the Salmon River estuary and the adjacent mainland coast.

Application for Funding

The Campbell River Salmon Foundation (CRSF) is a registered charity and not for profit organization developed to promote salmon enhancement in watersheds between the Oyster River and south of the Salmon River estuary and the adjacent mainland coast.

For funding requests of over $5,000, please download and complete this form.

For funding requests of $5,000 and under, please complete the online form.

Types of projects supported by the Community Salmon Program

The Campbell River Salmon Foundation believes in supporting volunteerism as it relates to community-based salmon habitat rehabilitation and aquatic stewardship volunteer capacity-building initiatives.

Projects that support Pacific salmon and that meet the Community Salmon Program criteria will be considered: such as;

  • Habitat assessment
  • Education and awareness
  • Habitat rehabilitation
  • Community stewardship projects
  • Stock rehabilitation
 

Eligibility Criteria

CRSF reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, the eligibility of any project or organization. The followin criteria must be met for funding:

  • Projects must support the protection, enhancement, rehabilitation or conservation of Pacific salmonids and their habitat
  •  Projects must be carried out in between the Oyster River and south of the Salmon River estuary and the adjacent mainland coast
  • Proponent/funding recipients must be a non-profit society or organization, both at the time of application and during the grant period
  • Proponents/funding recipients must have a strong demonstrated volunteer component to their organization and to the specific project
  • Proponents must partner or leverage grant funds with in-kind, donations or other grants
  • Projects must have permits where applicable from agencies and governments
  • Projects must have letters of support from relevant stewardship groups, agencies and government

 

Exclusions

  • Ongoing expenses, ongoing events, fundraisers, operations or multi-year projects are not considered for funding
  • Wages, labour or mandatory employee costs are not considered for funding; however, a portion of fees for technical or professional skills beyond the capacity of the applicant group may be considered for funding
  • Members or persons directly related to a member of the proponent group are not eligible for any funding for any service including technical or professional services
 

Assessment Procedures

  • The project is scientifically defensible or acknowledged educational/stewardship activity that benefits salmon and its habitat
  • Agency support from DFO Community Advisor, plus where applicable: DFO Habitat Restoration Biologist, Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Team, Science or Fisheries Management Branches and the Province of British Columbia
  • Volunteer project, or significant volunteer component with demonstrated engagement of local volunteer stewards
  • Ability of proponent to complete project as described
  • Fiscally responsible budget
  • Demonstrated community support, including matched funding, leveraging, partnership funds or in-kind contribution, level of engagement of broader community beyond government or agency

Additional Information

  • Communications: the Campbell River Salmon Foundation asks that contributions made by CRSF be acknowledged on project site signage, in outgoing communications, newspaper articles and at events highlighting your project. You may request CRSF’s participation in opening ceremonies, news conferences and presentations.
  • CSP projects are profiled in CRSF’s newsletters, website, annual reports and monthly tours. If you receive a grant from CRSF, you may receive a request for updates and photos throughout the year.
  • Disclosure: Conflict, as a recipient of Federal funds the Campbell River Salmon Foundation is required to request all Applicants (your group) to disclose the involvement in their project of any former federal employees who are under the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for Public Office Holders or the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service. Please include this information in your cover letter accompanying your application
  • Disclosure: Debts to Canada, as a recipient of Federal funds the Campbell River Salmon Foundation is required to request all Applicants (your Group) to declare any amounts owing to Canada under any legislation or other contribution agreements. Please include this information in your cover letter accompanying your application.
  • Notification of Decision: All applicants will receive a letter of notification of decision.
  • In-kind includes all non-cash enabling resources: time, equipment, tools, supplies and services that contribute to the implementation, completion and monitoring of the project.

Acknowledgement

Campbell River Salmon Foundation and its projects are within the traditional territories of the Ligwilda’xw, Wei Wai Kum, We Wai Kai, Klahoose, K’omoks, Kyuquot, Chekleseth, Mowachaht Muchalaht, Ehattesaht Chinehkint, Kwiakah, Tlowitsis, Tla’amin, and Nuchatatlaht First Nations, whose relationships continue.