Foundation / Corporation
Grants of $1,000 to Ontario elementary and high schools for programs that encourage healthy eating habits and increase consumption of fruits and vegetables. The funding source aims to support projects that will impact the students' home, school, and community.
The Program aims to encourage young Ontarians to develop healthy eating habits by participating in a project proposed by their school that will have a positive impact on their home, school or community. The Program hopes to demonstrate to young people that eating well is simple, enjoyable and tasty, and to encourage them to adopt healthy habits, which will stay with them all their lives.
As part of its corporate responsibility approach, METRO is committed to making a positive contribution to the communities in which it operates and sources its merchandise. To ensure that METRO invests in these specific communities, grants will be awarded to schools located within a radius of 30 km of a Metro or Food Basics store.
The project can take place within the school property, at home, outside the school grounds, or within the local community.
- Prepare healthy lunches for students
- Get ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ by facilitating a cooking session for students to teach important tips on healthy alternatives.
- Hire a nutritionist to come in and speak to the students on the importance of healthy eating, meal planning advice, tips and recipes etc
- Publish a healthy recipe cookbook
- Design a healthy menu for the school cafeteria
- Organize a healthy recipe contest
- Create a posting campaign in the school on the benefits of healthy eating
- Organize a full day of activities oriented towards healthy eating
GrantWatch ID#: 139034
Grants worth $1,000 each will be awarded to selected applicants.
Projects must be completed by June 22, 2018.
To qualify, schools must comply with and meet all the following conditions:
- Must be a registered Ontario elementary or high school, public or private.
- Must have approval from school principal to set-up the project and administer the funds.
Daycares and adult education courses are not permitted.
Eligibility criteria can be changed without prior notice.
Online Application Deadline: December 31, 2017
Grants may be allocated by this time, so applications should be submitted as soon as possible.
Forms to download before your project:
The applicant must have approval from the school principal to set-up the project and administer the funds.
Projects will be analyzed on a first-come, first-serve basis and grants will be allocated if all the conditions are met. You will also receive a notification email once your application has been processed, notifying you if it has been either approved or declined.
Funding will be paid directly to the selected school (made payable to the school as detailed in the application form) to cover the expenses of their project.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Application Portal:
Send your questions or comments to:
Grants will be awarded to schools located within a radius of 30 km of a Metro or Food Basics store.