Farm to School BC Grants

Farm to School BC Grants

The 2022 granting cycle is NOW CLOSED!

Farm to School BC offers two types of grants: Start-Up Grants of up to $3,000 and Scale-Up Grants of up to $1,000. Learn more about each grant below. 

What’s new this year?

Expect this grants cycle to be more competitive than previous years! A total of 30 grants will be distributed this year across the province. Also, while all schools are encouraged to apply, please note that priority will be given to rural, remote and First Nations Schools. We hope to bring more farm to school initiatives into these communities this year so please apply, or recommend these grants to schools in your area.

 

Farm to School BC Start-Up Grants

Start-up Grants

Amount: Up to $3,000

Deadline: Sunday, November 13th, 2022

Start-Up Grants are the largest grant offered by Farm to School BC and are ideally suited for school communities with a clear vision for their farm to school project and who have a team of supportive stakeholders in place.

Projects may include building garden beds, foraging local food, growing indigenous plant gardens, small-scale farms, indoor growing spaces, and much more. For more farm to school program ideas, click here.

You may apply for a maximum of $3,000 to launch your Farm to School BC project. The amount granted will be dependent on the scope of the proposed program. A total of 30 grants will be allotted for the 2022 granting cycle.

Learn more here!

 

Farm to School BC Scale-Up Grants

Scale-up Grants

Amount: Up to $1,000

Deadline: Sunday, November 13th, 2022

Farm to School BC Scale-Up Grants are for schools with existing farm to school programs that want to build upon their farm to school vision. These are the smaller of the two grants offered by Farm to School BC and are ideal for schools that received a Farm to School BC Start-Up Grant in the past and would like additional support to sustain their projects.

Projects may include foraging local food, cooking activities, farm field trips, indoor growing spaces, garden upgrades and much more. For more farm to school program ideas, click here.

Learn more here!

 


Farm to School BC Workshops

Grant Writing Workshop

Planning to apply for a Farm to School BC Grant? Needing some support with the application process or looking for fresh ideas to bring to your school? We hosted a Grant Writing Workshop webinar on Thursday, October 27, 2022.

You can watch the recording below: