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The Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation ASCF is an independent, federally incorporated, non-profit organization, which was established through a one-time grant of 30$ million from the Governement of Canada.  The interest generated from investment of the grant is used to support activities related to the conservation of the wild Atlantic salmon and its habitat.

The goal of the Foundation is to help achieve healthy and sustainable wild Atlantic salmon stocks in Atlantic Canada and Quebec through partnerships among volunteer conservation groups, Aboriginal organizations, governments and others.

Who can apply?

  • Non-governmental organizations (e.g. community-based conservation organizations, cooperatives, watershed-based organizations, etc.)
  • Municipalities
  • Education institutions
  • First Nations and Aboriginal organizations
    Note: Partnership among these groups are preferred.

Eligible Project Categories:

  • Development of salmon and salmon habitat conservation plans for a watershed or sub-watershed (watershed planning)
  • Conservation, rebuilding and restoration of wild Atlantic salmon and salmon habitat
  • Restoring access of wild Atlantic salmon to salmon habitat
  • Public education and awareness of the importance of conservation of wild Atlantic salmon and its habit

Project location:
The proposed project must be located in a watershed within the provinces of Québec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia or Newfoundland and Labrador.

Funds Available:

At least $1 million will be available for the 2016 round of grants for projects within Québec and the Atlantic provinces.  The funding available for new projects is as follows: New Brunswick* $254,986; Newfoundland & Labrador $213,340;  Nova Scotia $77,225; Prince Edward Island* $54,150; and Quebec $103,418.

*Available funding for NB and PEI includes contributions from funding partnerships with NB Liquor and PEI Liquor Control Commission, respectively. 

Submissions for individual projects should not be less than $5,000 nor exceed a maximum of $100,000 (per year).

Funding deadline
Proposals are now being accepted for 2016 projects.  The final submission date for receipt of proposals is December 18th, 2015 4pm AST. 

If you are unable to download the application documents, or are having trouble filling in the forms, please contact a project coordinator at darla@salmonconservation.ca, krystal@salmonconservation.ca or call 506-455-9900.


All forms from New Brunswick and Québec can be submitted directly by e-mail to darla@salmonconservation.ca.

All forms from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island can be submitted directly by e-mail krystal@salmonconservation.ca.

You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.  If you do not receive a confirmation, please call 506-455-9900 to ensure your proposal has been received.

Download 2017 Instructions NEW

Download 2016 Application

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