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Grants to Prince Edward County, Ontario Charities to Address and Raise Awareness About Food Issues

Slow Food The County Seed Fund

Slow Food Prince Edward County, administered by The County Community Foundation

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #164027

Grant Description

Grants of up to $1,000 to Prince Edward County, Ontario charitable organizations to promote and raise awareness about food principles and issues that embrace the philosophy of good, clean, and fair practices, specifically is three core areas:

1. Education: Bursaries and programs for youth and adults in the pursuit of learning (individuals or groups).

2. Start-Ups: Seed money for initiating capital or operational funding required for launching new programs (individuals or groups).

3. Food Security: Funding to support charitable organizations for initiatives that work toward eliminating hunger.

Funding may be awarded for capital and equipment needs, but not for general operations or debt financing.

Successful projects will include as many of the following traits as possible:
- They offer solutions for improving a particular community food issue.
- They build on existing community strengths and assets.
- They collaborate with others and build strong working partnerships.
- They promote and/or celebrate ongoing learning.
- They show innovation, creativity, proactive thinking.
- They can demonstrate, with measurable results, the impact that the project will have on the community.
- They have a strong impact on the people of Prince Edward County.

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An applicant organization must be a registered charity or be supported by a registered charity. The applicant organization must have a local Board of Directors and have a good governance process.

The geographic area covered by the Fund’s grants is Prince Edward County. For colleges, the granting area is extended to Belleville. In some cases, food projects are extended to regional partnership initiatives that will have a strong impact on the mission.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are to be submitted to The County Community Foundation and include the following:
- Scope of the project and expected outcomes.
- Demonstrated need for the project/initiative
- Who it will affect
- Partners
- Key staff and partners that are leading the project, including contact information
- Project budget and the portion requested from the Slow Food fund

The written request should be no longer than 1000 words, + financials.

Please send applications by email or mail to:

Slow Food Seed Fund
c/o County Community Foundation
280 Main Street, Suite 103
Picton, ON K0K 2T0


Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Funding is generally capped at $1,000 per organization, per year.

Term of Contract:

Projects must take place within one year of receiving the grant, though funding could be awarded to a multi-year project.

Contact Information:

For further information or questions regarding application processes, contact Cynthia Peters, Vice-Chair, Slow Food The County, at: 613-922-9194 or

RFP & Supporting Documents:

Full Grant Text RFP

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

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