Wood Stove Exchange Funding Application Information

Who can apply for funding

Any local government, non-profit organization, or airshed or air quality management organization in B.C. is eligible to receive funds to implement a program.

Additionally, the organization must demonstrate:

  • High local or regional need
  • Strong community buy-in
  • Capacity to deliver the program
  • Offer a long-term plan for education and program sustainability

Individual communities may submit proposals or join with other communities or the regional district to submit a proposal. Communities are encouraged to offer the program over multiple years in order to build momentum and encourage lasting change.

Programs can be operated all year round, in the fall, or in March and April during the industry discount period.

Apply for funding

Groups interested in implementing or extending an exchange program starting in winter 2017/18 are invited to put together a proposal. 

  1. Create a proposal following the criteria outlined in the Project Proposal Content (PDF).
  2. Submit the completed proposal by email to the Wood Stove Exchange Steering Committee by the deadline, which is September 25, 2017.

Funding Decisions

Applications are evaluated against the Community Criteria for Pursuing Local Wood Stove Exchange Programs (PDF).

The selection committee reviews applications, notifies proponents of their success and transfers grants.