Funding Eligibility & Requirements
GMI funds initiatives that contribute to the survival and recovery of the targeted snake, turtle and avian SAR species. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the types of projects that GMI is seeking to support:
- Projects that address threats to affected SAR species within their Ontario range;
- Acquiring or stewarding new habitat for the benefit of SAR;
- Enhancing biodiversity to support the targeted SAR on First Nations reserves in the region (e.g. restoration of degraded habitat); and
- Supporting public education programs related to SAR (e.g. anti-persecution initiatives) and preserving Indigenous SAR-related ecological knowledge.
Projects that address physical threats on the landscape are prioritized over research-based projects.
Proposals may be submitted by:
- Indigenous and non-Indigenous organization;
- non-government organizations;
- non-profit organizations;
Proposals from Indigenous organizations or communities are strongly encouraged.
GMI Will Not Fund the Following Project Expenditures
- Administrative costs above 15%;
- Costs incurred outside of the proposed project timeline, including those associated with preparing proposals;
- Costs for cancelled projects;
- Capital expenditures not directly related to the purpose of the project;
- Any taxes associated with fees or disbursements or any other costs for which the applicant is eligible for a rebate; or
- Any other costs deemed outside of the scope of this funding opportunity.
Apply for the EGBI Fund
If you have a project or initiative that could fit within GMI’s funding mandate, please send an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.