What does GMF fund?
GMF funds local sustainability projects that help municipalities adopt climate solutions faster in five priority sectors: energy, waste, transportation, land use and water. Our funding can cover between 50 and 80 percent of your eligible project costs.
GMF funding types
We offer grants for planning, studies and pilot projects. Loans are also available for capital projects, and most recipients receive an additional grant of up to 15% of their loan amount.
- Early-stage planning: Get support for the beginning stages of a project or foundational work. Learn more
- Plans: Develop strategies to deliver sustainable solutions in your community. Learn more
- Studies: Assess whether your project is technically and financially feasible, as well as its potential environmental, social and economic impact. Learn more
- Pilot projects: Evaluate a small-scale version of your project in real-life conditions. Learn more
- Capital projects: Implement a full-scale version of your project. Learn more
Who can apply?
- Canadian municipal governments
- Project partners of municipalities, including private-sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and Indigenous communities
Exceptions apply. See individual funding opportunities for more information.
How to apply
GMF accepts funding applications year-round through a two-stage process:
- Stage 1: Submit a pre-application form to determine the eligibility of your project. GMF will contact all applicants and eligible projects will be invited to submit a full application.
- Stage 2: Submit a full application with all the required supporting documents.
Looking for funding for your sustainability project? Use FCM's Funding Opportunity Finder to find compatible GMF funding that could suit your municipality. Select the responses that apply best to you and receive suggestions for relevant funding opportunities. Then, connect with GMF to confirm your eligibility.
Explore all GMF funding
Wondering how GMF can support your next project? We’ve got you covered with the right type of project funding, from plans and studies to pilots, capital projects and more. Grants are available for planning, studies and pilot projects. Loans are available for capital projects, and most recipients receive an additional grant of up to 15% of their loan amount.