Darkwoods, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

Darkwoods, BC (Photo by Bruce Kirkby)

The OQO Capacity Development Funding Program

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is pleased to announce Round 2 of the OQO Capacity Development Funding Program!

Funded by Environment and Climate Change Canada under the Natural Areas Conservation Program, the OQO Capacity Development Funding Program will provide up to $125,000 in support of conservation in communities across Canada. The aim of the program is to help conservation organizations better situate themselves to secure and steward land in perpetuity. Eligible recipients are invited to apply to this federally funded program, which is designed to assist with the recovery of costs associated with the improvements necessary to obtain compliance with up to a maximum of five practices of the 15 sub-set practices derived from the Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices.

Approximately $75,000 in Round 1 of the OQO Capacity Development Funding Program has already been disbursed to successful organizations, leaving $50,000 to be disbursed to eligible applicants in Round 2. NCC will begin accepting applications under Round 2 of the OQO Capacity Development Funding Program beginning June 1, 2017. Eligible recipients are welcome to submit an application any time prior to September 1, 2017. If an application is approved, successful candidates will be required to submit completed documentation to NCC no later than September 29, 2017 (5:00 p.m. (EST)). Organizations that were successful previously under Round 1 are permitted to apply again under Round 2 to complete a different sub-set of practices. Application forms will be approved on a first come, first serve basis, until the $50,000 has been fully allocated.

NCC has allocated all the funding available under this year’s OQO Capacity Development Funding Program, and applications for this program are now closed.

You are encouraged to add your organization’s name to the wait list in the event that additional funds become available. To be added to the wait list, please contact Bronwyn Daigle directly at bronwyn.daigle@natureconservancy.ca.

Interested in applying to the OQO Capacity Development Funding Program?

Step 1 – Read the OQO Capacity Development Funding Guidelines.
Review the OQO Capacity Development Funding Program rules, requirements and processes in the OQO Capacity Development Funding Program Guidelines prior to submitting an application form.

Step 2 – Read the OQO Capacity Development Funding Agreement.
Applicants should review the OQO Capacity Development Funding Agreement, as successful applicants will be required to sign the OQO Capacity Development Funding Agreement.

Step 3 – Assess your organization against the sub-set of 15 practices in the Capacity Development Assessment Manual
The Capacity Development Assessment Manual contains the sub-set of 15 practices derived from the Canadian Land Trust Standards and Practices. Please use the Capacity Development Assessment Manual to assess your organization against the 15 practices, and choose up to a maximum of five practices to improve upon prior to September 29, 2017.

Step 4 – Apply online
If your organization chooses to apply to the program, please select the link below to start the online application process. The online process offers applicants the ability to save their application form at any point in time and return to it at later. NCC will not accept any application forms submitted by email or mail. If you have already applied to other programs in the past (e.g. OQO Program), please use the same username and password to access the application form.

       Step 5 - Complete a very short online survey
       We are always interested in improving the delivery of the OQO Capacity Development Funding Program. Please leave any critical feedback or suggestions via this online survey.

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding the OQO Capacity Development Funding Program, please contact either Kendra Pauley or Bronwyn Daigle.

Kendra Pauley, Federal Programs Manager
Telephone: 519-633-0416
Email: Kendra.Pauley@natureconservancy.ca

Bronwyn Daigle, Federal Funding Agreement Coordinator
Telephone: 1-800-465-0029 (X 2266)
Email: Bronwyn.Daigle@natureconservancy.ca

 

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