District Launches New Community Climate Action Seed Funding Program

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 – The District of Sooke is launching a Community Climate Action Seed (CCAS) Funding Program to support and encourage residents, non-profit organizations and community groups that have ideas for community-based climate action projects.

Up to $40,000 is available this year through the Provincial Local Government Climate Action Program with grants of up to $1,000 available for individuals who are initiating community-based projects and up to $10,000 for not-for-profit organizations leading local initiatives.

Applications must demonstrate:

  • A direct benefit to the community
  • Support the implementation of the Sooke 2030 Climate Action Plan
  • Improve resiliency to climate change and community wellness
  • Foster neighbourhood pride and community connection

Some examples of potential projects include:

  • Food security and garden exchange initiatives
  • Farm-to-table and neighbourhood emergency preparation events
  • Repair and waste reduction education and events
  • e-mobility showcase
  • Tree planting
  • Invasive species removal and restoration events
  • Neighbourhood FireSmart collaboration
  • Community education events on topics such as rainwater harvesting, gardening, home energy reduction solutions, etc.
  • Walk and roll safety initiatives

Grant applications are being accepted from June 1 to 30, 2023.

Submit the online application form during the intake period here:

Follow the implementation of the Sooke 2030 Climate Action Plan at letstalk.sooke.ca/sooke2030.

Media contact:
Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator
Tel: 250.642.1634, ext. 678  l  cmoog@sooke.ca