MEC Community Grants

MEC Community Grants

Through our grants of up to $20,000 MEC supports the community of active outdoor enthusiasts. MEC conduct two grant cycles annually. Applications must be completed and submitted by midnight (pacific time) on the closing date to be considered.

  • 2018 spring grants are accepted January 9 to March 19. Applicants are notified mid-May

  • 2018 fall grants are accepted July 3 to September 11. Applicants are notified mid-November

MEC’s Community Grants program supports organizations that can demonstrate their commitment to at least one, and preferably both, of the following areas:

1. Identify and reduce barriers to outdoor activity and increase the community of active outdoor enthusiasts.

This may include:

  • Inspiring and enabling participation in outdoor and indoor activities or providing opportunities to try new activities and developing technical or safety skills, or

  • Planning, construction and maintenance of facilities or infrastructure such as trails, skills-parks or backcountry shelters

2. Teach responsible outdoor recreation practices and environmental stewardship.

This may include:

  • Outdoor environmental education programming to teach about areas of environmental importance

  • Deliver programming that will increase awareness about ecologically sensitive areas and how to recreate responsibly in them

Preference will be given to programs that can deliver on both criteria described. Capacity building may also be considered as part of applications related to the two focus areas.

Becca Gould