Do you want to help protect your community’s land and water from invasive species? 

Walk the walk on invasive species by submitting your project ideas for a chance to be awarded a $1,000 or $5,000 microgrant!  

Recognizing the importance of collaboration to prevent invasive species in our land and water, the Invasive Species Centre (ISC) is awarding microgrants of $1,000 and $5,000 each to support invasive species education, community action, and management planning in Ontario. Individuals, groups, or organizations in Ontario (e.g., municipalities, Indigenous communities and organizations, non-profit or charitable groups, schools and school boards, clubs and associations) can apply for a microgrant, towards a one-time, small size education, community action and/or management planning project that focuses on prevention and/or management of invasive species. 

Applicants will submit a 3-page Microgrant Submission Form with the project name, description/justification, objectives and expected outcomes, budgets, schedule, and applicant information by Friday, February 4, 2022. Successful applicants will be notified by February 25, 2022. Project activities can occur anytime between March 2022 and December 2022. 

Nominations will be assessed by a panel using a standardized scoring rubric, based on the impact of their project outcomes and the strength of their project plan. Scoring criteria includes: 

  • Strength of the project in relation to addressing an invasive species issue 
  • Possible co-benefits (i.e., habitat impacts, species at risk, wildlife in general, related biodiversity values, provision of ecosystem services, climate change adaptation and mitigation, socio-economic benefits) 
  • Project design and methodology 
  • Reasonable schedule for project completion 
  • Appropriateness of the budget 

Successful recipients will receive a single award of $1,000 or $5,000 for activities to be completed in 2022. We are also looking forward to showcasing the funded projects and ask that successful candidates provide updates and/or a report during the year. 

See the complete guidelines and download the submission form using the link below. Please submit applications by email to info@invasivespeciescentre.ca by Friday, February 4, 2022. 

If you would prefer to complete the Submission Form in a Word Document format, please email info@invasivespeciescentre.ca.

To see past microgrants winners, click here.


The Invasive Species Centre would like to thank the following organizations for their support: