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Go Wild School Grants

Hundreds of thousands of students and educators are making a difference for wildlife and nature!

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Go Wild Grants

From coast to coast to coast, Canada is bursting with natural riches, diverse species and varied ecosystems that sustain us and provide benefits essential for a healthy life. Schools play an important role in connecting students with nature and empowering them to make a difference for bees, butterflies, bats, fish and other wildlife in their communities through educational, hands-on projects.

Since 2015, Canadian primary schools have been going wild with WWF-Canada, leading projects that help build a future where people and nature thrive. From Indigenous reconciliation gardens, ‘no mow’ zones for wildlife, to native plant pollinator gardens, the imaginative projects demonstrate the power of students for nature.

Interested in Going Wild with WWF-Canada?

Each fall, WWF-Canada invites students, faculty, staff and educators to share their best ideas that will help nature thrive. You will have the opportunity to submit your proposal for a chance to receive a grant to kick-start your project in your school community.

We will be looking for projects that will protect or restore nature, including activities related to creating, restoring, rehabilitating or recovering natural ecosystems and habitats in your school community.

We will prioritize ideas that help school communities to:

  • Learn and discover your local ecosystem, its history, biodiversity, how it works and what it needs
  • Take action for nature by creating, restoring or protecting habitat with native wildflowers, plants and trees
  • Connect with your communities to create lasting impact

Stay tuned for our next call for proposals in fall of 2023. Sign up for our Living Planet @ School newsletter for updates on how you can Go Wild with WWF-Canada.

Key Dates

  • September 8, 2022
    Application period opens
  • October 21, 2022
    Application period closes
  • December 20, 2022
    Recipients notified
  • June 9, 2023
    Projects completed

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