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Agriculture Awareness Grant

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits
to Enhance Agricultural Understanding

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Grants of up to $6,000 to British Columbia nonprofit organizations in eligible areas to promote public understanding of agricultural production and local food. Activities must impact more than one municipality in the region, thereby having a regional scope. Eligible activities must take place in the Vancouver metropolitan area.

Evaluation Criteria:

1. The agriculture awareness activity is unique. A high score will be given to awareness activities that are one of a kind in the region and are currently not being done by another organization in Metro Vancouver.

2. The geographic scope of the grants awarded reaches out to municipalities across the region. A high score will be awarded to projects that provide a broad reach in Metro Vancouver or are targeting areas that are not currently well served by agriculture awareness activities.

3. The activity reaches out to culturally diverse audiences, urban residents, youth or K-12 school children. A high score will be awarded to when these audiences are targeted in the awareness activity.

4. The activity contributes to the following desirable outcomes that support regional policy objectives, where a high score is awarded when the agriculture awareness activity aligns with two or more of the regional policy objectives.

  • Educates residents about local food production;
  • Enhances food literacy and skills in schools;
  • Communicates how food choices support the local economy;
  • Supports the next generation of food producers; and
  • Involves community gatherings that educate residents about local food.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180210

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant request is in the range of $500 to $6,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Mandatory requirements:
- Have a regional scope (impacting more than one municipality)
- Are located in Metro Vancouver
- Are administered by a non-profit organization in good standing

More details about eligibility and evaluation are available at:

Pre-Application Information:

The 2021 Agriculture Awareness Grant applications are due by March 1, 2021.

Applicants must have matching funding (dollars or in-kind) from another organization.

A higher score will be awarded if the Metro Vancouver cash contribution is greater than 20% of the total cash budget, so that new or smaller projects that may have a greater financial need are prioritized.

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

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Metro Vancouver Agriculture Awareness Grants
Metrotower III, 4730 Kingsway, 22nd floor
Burnaby, BC V5H 0C6

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Metro Vancouver
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Canada: British Columbia;

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