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Grants to British Columbia K-12 Schools to Connect Students With Local Healthy Food

Farm to School BC Start-up Grants

Public Health Association of BC - Farm to School BC

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #149452

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $3,000 to British Columbia K-12 schools to promote healthy eating and school-based food programs. Funding is intended for a range of food activities including but not limited to small-scale farms, building garden beds, foraging local food, growing indigenous plant gardens, indoor growing spaces, and more. Priority will be given to rural, remote and First Nations Schools.

Farm to School BC is a program that brings local and sustainable food into 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:

  • Sustainable, Local Food
  • Hands-on Learning
  • School & Community Connectedness

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Criteria:
- Must be a K-12 school located in British Columbia.
- Cannot have previously received a Farm to School BC Start-Up grant.
- Applicants located in a Farm to School BC Regional Hub are encouraged to connect with their Regional Community Animator to discuss their project before applying.

Exclusion Criteria:
- Previous or current Farm to School BC Start-Up grant recipient.
- Previous or current recipient of a Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s Salad Bar Grant.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 13, 2022.

If you are unsure if your school previously received a Farm to School BC grant, please contact the Grants Coordinator.

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,000

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