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Gro for good Grant

Grants to Canada Nonprofits and Schools
for Community Garden Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Scotts Canada

Deadline Date:

02/28/21 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants and in-kind donations to Canada nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and schools for green space community projects. Funding is intended to encourage healthy eating, youth development, beautification of neighborhoods, and gardening education through gardening projects.

Canadian charitable organizations or non-profit groups are invited to apply for a grant to create or expand a garden or green space that will provide tangible benefits to the community in one or more of the following ways:

Address a health and wellness need, such as:

  • Promoting good health through healthy eating and/or gardening activities
  • Addressing community food security
  • Supporting therapeutic healing

Enhancing the environment, such as providing:

  • Pollinator habitat improvement
  • Beautification of a community space
  • Urban revitalization

Developing Youth through:

  • Engagement in community projects
  • Providing education and awareness related to gardening and gardening related topics
  • Interaction with the community and green spaces

The gardens or green spaces will need to be substantially completed in the year the grant is awarded and each group will be required to host a celebratory event (dedication, community activity, harvest) in order to be eligible for the additional grant.

Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have support from their local municipality and/or school authority along with a plan for the sustainability of the garden. Community involvement needs to be a key element of the project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 132265

Number of Grants:

6

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each Gro for good grant will be valued at $2,500 (cash and in-kind product donation).

One additional grant of $2,500 (in cash) will be awarded to one of the recipients based on a social media voting process.

Term of Contract:

Projects need to be substantially completed in the year the grant is awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Canadian charitable organizations or non-profit groups are invited to apply for a grant.

Non-Profit organizations (including municipalities and schools) may also apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted starting in January of each calendar year. The application deadline is February 28, at 11:59 PM EST of each corresponding calendar year.

All applicants, recipients and non-recipients, will be notified in the Spring (April/May) of each granting year.

Grants will be awarded shortly following notification of the winners. Grant payments are typically awarded in late May / early June.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HVD57S9

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

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