The Halifax Climate Investment, Innovation and Impact (HCi3) Fund is calling for grant proposals for projects and strategies that seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Halifax region. The program aims to support a broad range of climate solutions while unlocking shared benefits for local communities in the Halifax region.
Potential projects must respond to at least one of the six defined challenge statements outlined in the HCi3 Grant Program Guidelines that tackle emission reductions through deep energy retrofits, electric mobility, shared renewable energy, energy storage and/or community-led ideas for climate action. Applications are being accepted from across Canada; however, the project and its benefits must be located in Halifax Regional Municipality. HCi3 will fund initiatives at different stages of the project cycle, from concept development to project implementation.
HCi3 has total grant funding of $440,000 in 2022. individual grants can be up to $50,000 with larger grants available if the project meets or exceeds the evaluation criteria across multiple categories with a high likelihood of scale-up or replication. Projects must have a minimum of 20% matching funds from sources other than the Federal Government. Through the Grant Program, a pipeline of projects will be created. These projects could be considered for HCi3’s Impact Investing Program that is currently in development.
For program details please visit our Grants Page where you can review the Grant Program Guidelines and the Grant Program Scorecard. If you are interested in submitting an Expression of Interest, please download and complete the form and submit it by email to email@example.com. Expressions of Interest will be accepted until March 11, 2022, and successful EOIs will be invited to complete full applications with a deadline of April 14, 2022. Please reach out to the HCi3 team at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to discuss your proposed project or have any questions about the program and application process.
The HCi3 team will be hosting a webinar to provide information and an opportunity to learn about eligibility requirements and the application process for the HCi3 Grant Program. The webinar will highlight the types of projects we’ll support in response to our challenge statements, review the application process and evaluation criteria, and ask and answer your questions.
The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday February 16th from 2-3 p.m. The webinar will take place on February 16, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. AST. You can register for the webinar here. A recording of the webinar will be uploaded for those unable to attend.