Unsmoke Canada Cleanups

Unsmoke Canada Cleanups is a grant-giving program established in 2020 through a partnership between The Great Outdoors Fund and #UnsmokeCanada to support litter cleanup projects anywhere in Canada. 2024 marks the program’s fifth year and to celebrate, we’re gifting $125,000 in grants to community organizations across Canada.

#UnsmokeCanada is an initiative of Rothmans, Benson & Hedges, Inc. (RBH) to help rid Canada of cigarettes. RBH is committed to encouraging and enabling society to reduce litter globally.

From city parks to national parks, our goal is to help everyone work together to keep Canada’s great outdoors great!

To learn more and access this funding opportunity, click here. It’s free, but you will need to sign up as a new user and create an account with Submittable to apply for a grant.

Who Can Apply:

  • Nonprofit organizations with a connection to nature, outdoor recreation, outdoor conservation, health and wellness, volunteer engagement, and/or community service.
  • Individuals, corporations, and government agencies are not eligible to apply.

2024 Schedule and Deadlines:

  • Grant applications will be accepted between April 22 – May 19, 2024.
  • Grant applicants will be notified by no later than May 31, 2024, as to whether their project will be awarded funding.
  • All grant recipients must complete projects no later than October 13, 2024.
  • Grant recipients are encouraged to conduct cleanups during the month of September to help us with a challenge associated with World Cleanup Day 2024.
  • Final reports from grant recipients must be submitted no later than two weeks after the completion of a project.

Past Years

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