Three Farm to School Core Elements

Think&EatGreen@School (due November 1)

Think&EatGreen@School Grants Now Available!


From 2010 to 2015 the Think&EatGreen@School (TEGS) project worked to create healthy and sustainable school food systems in the Vancouver School District.   The 2017-2019 TEGS project, funded by the City of Vancouver and based at UBC in partnership with the Vancouver School Board, is modeled on several successful elements of the original.  This two-year continuation of TEGS will support teacher food literacy professional development through school-year workshops and Summer Institutes, and offer small grants to schools and non-profit organizations, as well as support further research. In 2017-2019, TEGS will support activities and research focused on food literacy and food access.


2017-2018 School Small Grants

The City of Vancouver has provided $25,000 for TEGS to distribute to VSB schools for small project grants in the 2017-2018 school year. If your school’s team is eligible, these small grants are available to help you start-up, expand, or improve school projects in the areas of food production, food waste management, food preparation, food access, food policy, food justice, and other food systems-related teaching and learning activities.

School teams may apply for up to $2000 in grant funding.   Applications are due Friday, 3 November!  For more information and the application:

TEGS Schools Small Grant App 2017-18

Please note:  The TEGS small grant funding is provided by the City of Vancouver in partnership with the Vancouver School Board, and hence is only available to VSB schools.  If you are from a school in British Columbia outside of the Vancouver School Board, please visit Farm to School BC for grant opportunities!


2017-2018 Community Organization Small Grants

The TEGS project recognizes the valuable role that non-profit organizations play in supporting food literacy education and healthy, sustainable, and equitable school food systems in Vancouver, and wants to continue to involve and support these organizations.  Accordingly, the City of Vancouver has provided $12,000 in grants which will be available to non-profits for the 2017-2018 school year, either to continue existing projects and activities or start new ones.  There also may be opportunities for non-profit organizations to be involved in professional development workshops and Summer Institutes.  Organizations will also have the opportunities to participate in cutting-edge research on school food systems and food literacy education.

We are accepting grant applications from school food non-profits to support their work. Grants of up to $2000 are available, and smaller funding requests are also welcome.  Applications are due Wednesday, 1 November.  For more information and the application:

TEGS Community Orgs Small Grant App 2017-18

Connection to Farm to School

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