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Spark Fund

What is the Spark Fund?

What is the Spark Fund program?

In alignment with the transformative 25×25 initiative, the BC Parks Foundation is offering funding to community-serving groups.

This initiative, rooted in a commitment to equitable access, aims to empower community groups to provide outdoor opportunities to members of underserved communities.

Selected groups should be motivated by one of the two following criteria while keeping safety as their top priority:

  • Facilitating new experiences and accessibility by spending time outside in nature
  • Promoting stewardship by collecting nature observations

Many groups have already received funding and are undertaking important work across the province.

If you have questions or if you would like to express interest in applying for a Spark Fund, please complete our eligibility form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

A man looking for wildlife through binoculars.
That was so much fun, I can’t believe eagles soared so close to us!! I’ve never seen an eagle that close ever! Thanks again for everything. A participant with a huge grin talking about Bright Lights at Stanley Park Bright Lights - Participant

Spark Fund recipients

Groups we have funded:

  • NatureKids BC
  • Arrowsmith Naturalists
  • Save Estuary Land Society
  • Stanley Park Education Society
  • Squamish River Watershed Society
  • Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
  • Pacific Community Resources Society
  • WildResearch Society
  • BC Marine Trails Network
  • Environmental Youth Alliance