Community Nature Grants

Got a great idea and need some funding? Apply for a grant!

Apply for PFN Grant

The Peterborough Field Naturalists is pleased to have two programs which offer financial assistance for specific projects or research.  Details on the two programs as follows:

These Grants would not be possible without the generous bequests and donations from our members which have been deposited in the PFN Legacy Fund, managed by the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough.  This is an endowment fund which provides an annual income for the PFN.  The Board has allocated part of the annual income to support two grant programmes.

The objectives of the PFN Grant Progam aligns with the PFN motto:

“To know, appreciate, and conserve nature in all its forms”

 PFN Community Projects Grant

These grants are to support members or community partners in enhancing the naturalist community or natural environment in Peterborough and the Kawarthas.

This year the PFN is able to offer a limited number of grants up to $300.  Each application will be reviewed by our selection committee. Please attach any supporting documents such as letters of permission if your project is on private or public lands.

PFN Research Projects Grant

These grants are available to any undergraduate student at Trent University for the purpose of the completing projects or research that:

  1. Enhance understanding of nature in Peterborough and the Kawarthas


  1. Restore or conserve habitat through stewardship or restoration

Download An Application form now!

Grants will be awarded with a preference to members of our club and require a short submission to ‘The Orchid’ describing your project and its outcomes. Submit your application to [email protected] or by mail to Peterborough Field Naturalists, P.O. Box 1532, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 7H7.

Application form can be downloaded from the PFN website (  )   or by request at [email protected].

Previous bequests to the Peterborough Field Naturalists help support these grants. Help grow our ability to support projects in our community by becoming a member today.

Application for PFN Community Projects Grant

Application for PFN Research Grant