Foundation / Corporation
Farm to School, a program of Public Health Association of BC
Grants of up to $4,000 to British Columbia, Canada K-12 schools to partner with a food organization to bring healthy, local food into schools, and provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that foster food literacy, all while strengthening the local food system and enhancing school and community connectedness.
Farm to School BC has designed this grant opportunity to take place in two phases to acknowledge and honor the time it takes to plan and implement Farm to School programs for busy schools, teachers, parents and students. The first phase is a $500 grant to successful applicants to support program planning, followed by a $3,500 grant for implementation.
1) Planning funds of $500 may be used for:
-Support teacher release time for program planning.
-As a stipend for a program lead to plan the Farm to School program such as a parent, community organization or food service coordinator.
-Cover expenses incurred in developing the Farm to School program plan.
-To host a Farm to School team or community event to support the Program Planning phase.
2) Implementation funds of up to $3,500 may be used for:
-Major kitchen equipment such as refrigerators, dishwashers, freezers, sinks, etc.
-Salad bar units including inserts, serving utensils, sneeze guard, rails, etc.
-Minor kitchen equipment such as food warmers, food processors, soup pots, dishes cutlery, storage bins, cutting boards, knives, soap and towel dispensers, etc.
-Equipment and material costs for the production of the food such as seed, soil, lumber, garden tools, composting unit, green house materials, etc.
-The costs to modify the school space for food service.
-Food costs for the initial startup week up to a maximum of $3 per child registered in the school.
-Communications and/or promotional materials.
-Start-up costs associated with the ‘hands-on learning’ core element of Farm to School.
-Honorariums to support initial overall coordination of the project on school premises, including coordination of the food preparation and service component of the program, communications and promotion of the initiative (within the school and the broader community), or supporting an evaluation of the initiative.
GrantWatch ID#: 149452
Up to $4,000 total; $500 for planning and $3,500 for implementation.
Planning and Implementation will take place between January 2015 - June 2017.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Vanessa Perrodou, Provincial Manager
Farm to School BC
See below for a list of Farm to School BC Regional Leads around the province. Please connect with your lead as you work through your application:
Health Authority, Vancouver Coastal
Health Authority, Sunshine Coast
Farm to School Salad Bar
#210 - 1027 Pandora Ave
Victoria BC V8V 3P6
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