Meet the Funders: Funding and Proposal writing workshop


The full-day session hosted by the NLEN will bring together NLEN members as well as other non-member environmental organisations for a workshop aimed at professional development and networking.

The purpose of the workshop is threefold:

  • build the capacity of the participants with respect to proposal writing;
  • provide a forum for dialogue between participating organisations and potential funders;
  • provide an opportunity for funders to promote their funding programs.

Participant registration fee: 
NLEN members: $20.00
Non-mebers: $30.00

[Note: Lunch and refreshment breaks will be provided to all participants and resource people].

Transportation subsidies for participants:
Transportation subsidies will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis exclusively to NLEN members. For those travelling by car: 15 cents/km; or 25 cents/km for the driver if carpooling with 1 or more workshop participant(s). By air: if flying within the Island, the equivalent of 15 cents/km driving mileage rate towards cost of the airline ticket; or 1/2 the cost of the airline ticket if flying from Labrador.


Time What Details

Registration Participants arrive, register, find seats, tea & coffee, etc.

Welcome & Introductions Review agenda for the day; go-around for participant introductions.
9:45 – 11:30am

Government: Environment Canada

– Community Programs: EcoAction, Environmental Damages Fund, Science Horizons (Marie Charlebois-Serdynska, Heather MacMillan, Rick Wadman)

– Canadian Wildlife Service: Habitat Stewardship Program, Aboriginal Funds for Species at Risk (Sheri Faulkner-Jackson)


Mountain Equipment Co-op (Christine Krochak)

Small Change Fund (Daniella LaGiglia)

15 minutes for each fund/ program
11:30am – 12:15 pm

Question and answer session Like speed-dating, the resource people from each funding organisation will be at different tables; participants will be divided into 4 groups.  Each group will circulate to each table and will be given a few minutes to speak to the resource people in an informal, small group setting.

1:15 – 1:30pm

Introductions (for the benefit of presenters attending only the afternoon session) Go-around for participant introductions.
1:30 – 2:30 pm

TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (Marilyn Croft and Cathy Murphy)

Community Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (Carmella Butland)

Multi Materials Stewardship Board:
Solid Waste Management Innovation Fund (Ashley Burke)

Government: Provincial
Provincial Wellness Grants (Diane Kieley)


15 minutes for each speaker

Question and answer session Same format as morning Q&A
3:15 Wrap-up & Adjourn Thank you to speakers; evaluation forms to participants

This workshop is made possible thanks to the financial support of Environment Canada.


For further information:

Chris Hogan (NLEN)
Phone: 709-753-7898  /  Email: