Grants

Three Farm to School Core Elements

Artists in the Classroom Grants

Deadline: October 17, 2016 & May 2017

Region: Province wide

Funding Available: $3500-$10,000 per project

Artists in the Classroom grants support projects in schools across BC that demonstrate artistic excellence, high levels of student engagement, strong curricular connections, and an active partnership between an educator and a professional artist.

Connection to Farm to School

Schools could use this opportunity to help animate or tell the story of their Farm to School programs. Projects could include the creation of a video or film showcasing their Farm to School program, a mural on a school wall near the school garden, a beautiful carving for their traditional foods garden, etc.

Link to Application

Honda Canada Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

Region: Canada wide

Funding Available: $1M dispersed annually (grant amounts unspecified)

Enabling the realization of dreams. We support people and organizations that focus on our four pillars: Family, Environment, Engineering, and Education. This allows us to make a contribution to Canadians everywhere.

Connection to Farm to School

Schools could create a project proposal that connects both the Environment and Education pillars (or one or the other), focusing on supporting the development of sustainable regional food systems (Environment pillar) and/or in the area of the Hands-on Learning core element of Farm to School (Education pillar) focusing on school gardens, creation of composting systems, food skills development, etc. The scope of these grants appear to be fairly wide, so perhaps infrastructure or equipment for food service could also be included as it relates to food literacy education.

Link to Application

McCreary Youth Action Grants

Deadline: Ongoing

Region: Province wide

Funding Available: Up to $500 per youth-led project

The Youth Action Grants are a project of the McCreary Youth Advisory & Action Council. The Youth Action Grants were created to provide BC youth (ages 12-19) from school districts that participated in the 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey, the opportunity to deliver a project which aims to improve youth health in their school or community.

Connection to Farm to School

The sky’s the limit here, any youth-led Farm to School project connected to health could be proposed.

Link to Application