Environmental Action Incubator Program

The London Environmental Network's Environmental Action Incubator program supports actions that demonstrate a positive impact on the local environment. 

Applications for 2023 have now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who applied, we will be contacting successful participants shortly. 

Thank you so much to the groups that participated in our 2022 projects, you can check them out and more below!

View the 2022 Projects here.

  • Friends of Medway Creek - Water Health Event at Medway Creek
  • Community Minded - Storytelling Campaign & Tree Planting
  • Bird Friendly London - Litter Clean-up and Fishing Line Receptacles
  • Climate Action London - Plant-Based Cooking Classes for Indwell
  • Urban Roots London - Invasive Species Management
  • Friends of Stoney Creek - Get To Know Your Creek Community Event

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Environmental Action Incubator program?

The London Environmental Network's (LEN) Environmental Action Incubator program supports six community projects per year that demonstrate a positive impact on the local environment. Each project receives up to $1,000 in funding and promotional support to bring their project to life!

What types of projects are accepted?

We accept two projects in each of the categories, Emissions Reduction, Waste Reduction, and Enhancing Waterways, for a total of six projects. Your project must fit into at least one of the above categories. Examples of projects that we are looking to support include:

  • Bike rack installation
  • EV charger installation
  • Community cycling event and engagement program
  • Litter clean up event(s)
  • Repair workshop
  • Community composting depot and education program
  • Rain and/or pollinator gardens
  • Urban agriculture and edible food forests
  • Water health event(s)

See past projects on our website: 2022 projects, 2021 projects, 2020 projects.

We are looking to support projects that have high feasibility, environmental benefits and impact, and community engagement opportunities for the London community. Particular interest will be given to projects that are led by and/or benefit underserved communities, including but not limited to BIPOC communities, newcomers to Canada, LGBTQA+ communities, and persons with disabilities.

Who is eligible to apply?

Any London-based nonprofit or community group with an environmental project is eligible to apply. We highly encourage LEN members to apply, however, you do not need to be a member of LEN in order to apply.

Unfortunately, individuals and businesses are not eligible for funding through the Environmental Action Incubator program.

When do projects need to be completed?

Projects must be implemented between March to December, 2023.

When is the deadline?

The deadline to submit your project for consideration is January 27, 2023 at 11:59PM.

What happens after I apply?

Applications will be reviewed and selected projects will be contacted in early-mid February. Unsuccessful projects will be contacted soon after and we will direct you to alternative funding opportunities as best we can.

Previous Environmental Action Incubator Projects

View the 2021 Projects here.

  • Community Moth-Up - Events & Communications Campaign
  • Xúwii Shoopéekal Enterprises - Alumiikun Waxkaniim (Growing Seeds)
  • Let's Talk Science - Waste Reduction Campaign 
  • Antler River Rally - Cleanups and Creativity Contest
  • Indwell - Bike Share Program 
  • Forij Thrills - Educational Episode on Wild Urban Foraging

View the 2020 Projects here.

  • London Cycle Link - E-Cargo Bike
  • Play Away & German Solar - LED and Solar Panel Installation
  • Climate Action London - Rain and Pollinator Garden at Westminster Ponds Centre
  • Pollinator Pathways Project - Dundas Street Pollinator Pathway
  • Urban Roots London - Community Composting Program
  • London Vegan Food Bank - Vegan Community Meals

Check out our YouTube Playlist to learn more about each of these projects!

Check out our pamphlet for more information or to share. 

City of London Logo   *This initiative is supported through funding from the City of London's Community Grants Program