Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
The Species at Risk Stewardship Fund (SARSF) was created under the Endangered Species Act to encourage people to get involved in protecting and recovering species at risk through stewardship activities. Applications are now being accepted for the Species at Risk Stewardship Fund for projects that will be undertaken in 2018/19. Please see the Species at Risk Stewardship Fund webpage for complete program details. Project proposals must target species listed as extirpated, endangered, threatened, or special concern on the Species at Risk in Ontario List. Please review the list of 2018-19 priorities.
For information on eligible applicants and eligible activities please refer to the program guidelines.
10% as per program guidelines.
For the 2018-19 funding year, the SARSF will consider multi-year projects for up to three years of funding. Multi-year requests are evaluated on demonstrated need and subsequent years build on the previous year. If approved for multi-year funding, the subsequent years will be dependent on availability of funds and/or whether the necessary appropriation is provided from the Ontario Legislature.
Project proposals that include matching contributions (in-kind and financial) from a variety of sources are encouraged. Matching funds can either be matching dollars, in-kind donations, or a combination. The amount of matching funds is a criterion that will be considered when applications are reviewed, whereby project proposals with matching dollars will be evaluated more favourably than those with in-kind donations. If applicants indicate in-kind contributions, they are required to describe how they are valued. Land values cannot be used as in-kind matching funds.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Applications must be received electronically. Applications accepted after the deadline date or not fully completed will not be accepted.