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James L. Baillie


James L. Baillie Memorial Fund

Small Grants

The Small Grants program is intended to provide grants of $250 to $1000 to individuals or non-profit groups for volunteer-based projects that promote the overall goals and objectives of the Baillie Fund. Matching cash or in-kind contributions are not required.

A maximum of $5,000 is available annually under the Small Grants program. The number of Small Grants per year is expected to range up to 10.

The deadline for receipt of Small Grant applications is 15 January. Grant decisions are announced by April. Applications should follow the recommended format and be a maximum of 6 pages. Electronic applications (in Microsoft Word, .RTF or .PDF format) are encouraged. Faxed applications are not acceptable.

All Small Grant proposals are evaluated by at least three Baillie Fund Trustees, a volunteer committee comprising five to seven professional and amateur ornithologists from across Canada. The Trustees rank the Small Grants proposals based on the following criteria:

  • how and to what extent does the project, as described, advance the goals and objectives of the Baillie Fund;
  • is the project volunteer-based? How many volunteers are involved?;
  • is the work plan and budget for the project realistic?; and
  • is all the necessary information included in the application?;

Download Small Grant Application in:

Word format

Download Small Grant Reporting Template in:

Word Format





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