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Contact Information

Details about your organization include its legal name, mailing address, the name of a contact person associated with the project being proposed, as well as phone numbers and e-mail address. You should also indicate the type/status of organization, who has signing authority and language preference. The contact person indicated on the application should be prepared, during the review process, to answer any questions on the project as well as represent the organization should the project be funded.


Project Information

Please be advised that fields in this section are limited in the number of characters accepted.

Please provide a short descriptive title for your project that reflects the activity to be undertaken, or its expected result.

Executive Summary

This brief, succinct paragraph will introduce the reviewer to your proposal and summarize the key elements of your application. Include a brief overview of the problem/issue to be addressed, goals/objectives, key activities, and expected results and benefits in quantifiable terms if possible. A reviewer should be able to easily read and understand your Executive Summary. Be mindful of the “flow of logic”, and ensure that this section is written in concrete, non-technical terms. (2,000 character limit)

It is imperative that the Executive Summary be as brief and concise as possible. It is meant to describe the major aspects of your proposed project, so please refrain from including past accomplishments, group history, etc. in this section. It is recommended that you write the Executive Summary last, after having provided detailed explanations in more appropriate areas of the form. Do not feel it necessary to utilize the entire allotted space.

The location should indicate where your project will be carried out. If there is more than one location, each location should be indicated. You are also asked to indicate when your project will start and finish.


This section will answer the "what", "how" and "why" of your project.

"What do you want to do?" - In this section, please provide a brief summary of your project. (4,000 character limit)

"How do you plan to do it? - Here, you should describe the various phases your project will progress through to its conclusion and/or identify the various activities that will be undertaken. (4,000 character limit)

"Why do you want to do it?" - In this section, please discuss the existing environmental problem/current situation and address how your project will contribute towards improving the situation. (4,000 character limit)

Environmental Innovation

Projects demonstrating innovation and “thinking outside the box” are highly encouraged. As well as describing any innovative component of your project, explain how it could be applied to future projects and benefit other groups.  (1,500 character limit)



Note: This section is not mandatory.

You may add locations by clicking a general area on the map, zooming in and adjusting the positioning of the red dot to the approximate location. Then click “Add Location”. You may include multiple locations, such where your office is located as well as where field work will take place.


Priority Areas

What Environmental Trust Fund priority area(s) will be actioned by your proposed project?  Provide a brief explanation. If more than one, please indicate which Priority Area you feel is most relevant to the project. (1,500 character limit)

Project Evaluation (Indicators/Measurement of Success)

In the first part of this section, you will identify short (one year) and long-term achievable results (goals) expected from your project. It is very important that they be concise and tangible and that they can be measured in some way, as the success of your project will be determined by how well you have met your objectives. List both short and long-term results expected from your project. Also worthy of noting are benefits to your community and/or province on a social or economic level (eg. volunteer involvement, job creation, partnership development, public awareness raising, etc.) (4,000 character limit)

Once you have established tangible results (goals) expected from your project, you must determine, in the next section, how you will measure how successfully you have met those objectives. Think in terms of identifying quantity (How many? How much? Number of? Percentage?) For example, if one of your results (goals) is to increase recycling in your community, the measurement may be the number of tonnes of material diverted from landfill. In this case, the extension of the life of the regional landfill could be a potential long-term goal. (4,000 character limit)

How will your proposed project contribute to achieving the goals of the government of New Brunswick? (Job Creation, Balancing our Finances, and Making Life More Affordable for Families)  (1,500 character limit)


Prior Funding

Of particular interest is the potential for your project, upon completion, to become self-sustaining, thereby providing a long-term environmental contribution to New Brunswick. If more than one year duration, please note the current status by indicating, for example, year 2 of 3. Also indicate if there will be additional requests to the ETF for this project, the number of years, and average amount per year, recognizing that there is no obligation on the part of the Fund to continue assistance year to year. Briefly describe how the project will continue after the period of ETF funding has concluded either through alternate sources of funding or as a self-sustaining activity.

Certain projects will require licenses or permits to undertake all or part of the activity. It is your responsibility to identify these requirements and indicate that your project will comply with municipal, provincial and federal regulatory conditions. Assistance from the Fund does not preclude the proponent's obligation to obtain the licenses, permits and/or other approvals required for the project. You should implement the process to acquire these as early as possible, because the review required may take some time. For example, when applying for a Watercourse Alteration Permit, the application must be made at least two months in advance of the anticipated starting date in order to ensure sufficient time for review.

The ETF review process can be facilitated by knowing whether your organization has received assistance from the Environmental Trust Fund in the past. If it is a large organization with many sections and you are not familiar with the nature of Fund assistance to other sections, please confine your response to your mandate within the organization.

Full disclosure of all assistance is required. Environmental Trust Fund support may be used to complement existing federal, provincial and private programs, and having other sources of funding may enhance the likelihood of Trust Fund support. Where appropriate, you may be asked to seek alternate or supplementary funding through other sources. Should other sources of funding be confirmed after you have submitted your proposal, please notify the ETF.

Goodwill and in-kind contributions will not be used to calculate the total cost of your project. It is, however, important to document this type of assistance, both in terms of its monetary value, and as an indication of support for your proposal.


Requested Funding

This section should contain only the financial information for the one fiscal year (April1 to March 31) in which you intend to undertake your project. Any prior costs incurred by you or your organization, in relation to your project proposal, will not be reimbursed. The ETF makes no commitment to fund beyond a single year and proponents involved must re-apply each year for ETF support with a statement of progress to date.

Please complete the section in as much detail as possible and check your calculations to avoid delays in reviewing your application. Do not include good-will or in-kind contributions.


Supporting Documents

You may attach supporting documents here such as Letters of Support, maps, photos, appendices, etc. Maximum document size is 10 MB each.

An Environmental Trust Fund Field Officer is available to help you should you have any questions when making your application to the Environmental Trust Fund. They may be contacted at (506) 457-4947 or by e-mail at