This year’s application portal is closed. Check back in October 2024 for the next granting cycle.
Farm to School BC $3K Grant
Key Dates of the Grant Process:
Grant Information Session: October 25th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Notified by: December 15th, 2023
Funds will arrive: January 2024
Mid-term report due: October 31st, 2024
Final report due: May 30th, 2025
About Our $3,000 Grants
The 3K is ideally suited for larger more elaborate projects with a clear vision which may require more time and planning to complete. These projects typically rely on a school community with the engagement of a school project team, student participation, and additional support from community stakeholders.
Examples of farm to school projects can include:
You may apply for a maximum of $3,000 to invest in your Farm to School BC project. The amount granted will be dependent on the scope of your proposed program.
A total of 30 grants will be distributed this year across the province with a priority of 50% of all funding dedicated to supporting rural/remote and First Nations schools. We hope to bring more farm to school (also known as Food to School, Land to School, Sea to School) initiatives into these communities, so please apply or recommend these grants to schools in your area.
*Rural schools are defined as communities with a population of less than 20,000. Remote schools are defined as communities with a population of less than 1000. A First Nations school refers to a school located on-reserve and operated and administered by one or more First Nations in BC.
If you are unsure if your school is defined as rural or remote, please connect with our grants manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eligibility Criteria and Considerations
For questions, contact our Grants Coordinator at email@example.com
About Farm to School BC
Farm to School BC is a program that supports local and sustainable food in schools across British Columbia and provides students with hands-on learning opportunities that develop food literacy, all while strengthening the local food system and enhancing school and community connectedness.
Farm to school activities differ by school, but always include the following three elements:
Farm to School BC is a program of the Public Health Association of BC and is supported by the Province of British Columbia.
Farm to School BC is organized into eight Regional Hubs, each coordinated by a local Community Animator (see list below), and supported by an advisory committee, which is constructed of a network of stakeholders.
Regional Community Animators
(SD 61, 62, 63, 64)
Vancouver Area + Sunshine Coast Region
(SD 38, 39, 44, 45, 48)
(SD 73, 83)
Central Island Region
(SD 68, 69, 70)
(SD 52, 54, 82)
North Central Region
(SD 28, 57, 91)