Government of New Brunswick


The Fund provides assistance for action-oriented projects with tangible, measurable results, aimed at protecting, preserving and enhancing the Province's natural environment.

Deadline for applications: November 30, 2019


Community groups, NB municipalities, First Nations, non-profit NB organizations, and institutions furthering sustainable development may apply to the Environmental Trust Fund.

Your proposal must come under at least one of the six categories to be considered for funding.


There are six categories of projects eligible for financial assistance: protection, restoration, sustainable development, conservation, education, and beautification.

Department staff will analyze applications to ensure they meet the program's criteria. During this initial assessment, applicants may be contacted for further information or clarification. The Environmental Trust Fund Advisory Board then reviews all applications and makes recommendations to the Minister. Once projects are approved, the Minister will announce the ETF awards.

The Environmental Trust Fund reimburses actual costs up to, but not exceeding, the approved amount for eligible activities. Only those activities agreed to by the Trust Fund are considered eligible activities. The Letter of Offer sent to successful applicants explains reimbursement, time frames and other procedures. It constitutes a contractual agreement between the successful proponent and the department.

Awards are for expenses incurred within the fiscal year (April 1 - March 31) in which they are announced. Based on an evaluation of the work completed, the Fund reserves the right not to continue providing assistance to multi-year projects.

Note to all Environmental Trust Fund (ETF) Applicants: Please be advised that in future years, the Call for ETF Proposals will no longer be posted in newspapers. Instead, please refer to the Departments website for information on the upcoming Call for Proposals and submission deadline.

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