BC School Garden Grants

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BC School Garden Grants

School garden grants make all the difference in the start up, maintenance and enjoyment of a school garden. Grants and funds from sponsors are often necessary to run outdoor classroom and garden programs. And with school budgets so tight, it is all but impossible to get extra money for the supplies needed to run an effective school garden program. Information below is subject to change. I try to update this post at least twice per year. Give yourself plenty of time to write and edit your application. A clear and well considered plan will make your application more desirable to reviewers.

Have I missed an existing school garden grant? Please contact me to let us know about new grants!

BC School Garden Grant Information is current as of February 28, 2022

Walmart Canada

Available to: public schools and charitable organizations specific to healthy eating, food access & building strong communities or disaster relief

Grant window: Ongoing

Grant Value: Varies by request

Go Grants

Available to: public school & independent school classrooms or schools

Grant Window: Two deadlines September 1, 2023 or February 1, 2022

Grant value: $600- $3500

Whole Foods Foundation Canadian Farm to School Grant

Available to: public schools & non-profit organizations

Grant Window opens: November 8, 2021

Grant Window closes: February 18, 2022

Grant value: up to $10,000 for the development of a salad bar service at your school

Whole Kids Garden Grant Program

Available to: K-12 schools in Canada growing edible gardens (previous award winners can reapply if funds received before 2020)

Grant window opens: February 14, 2022

Grant window closes: March 11, 2022

Grant value: $3000 to support new or existing edible gardens

ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge

Available to: Schools & organizations that support physical activity

Grant Value: $500- $1500

Grant window: January 17, 2022- February 21, 2022

BC Hydro Grants

Available to: schools with a CRA charitable number and a project focus that aligns with their 3 priorities: workforce of tomorrow, safety and smart energy ideas

Grant Window: February 1- March 31, 2022

Grant Value: Grassroots grants $2000 Broad Impact Grants $10,000

TD Friends of the Environment School Garden Grants

Available to: educational institutions and charitable organizations

Grant window: Two grant cycles- applications due July 15, 2022 and January 15, 2022

Grant Value: $2000-$8000

Whole Kids Foundation Bee Grants

Available to: The Traditional Bee Grant allows for K-12 schools or non-profit organizations that serve any grades K-12 to start a new or enhance an existing bee program hosting live bees on their campus.

Grant window: Opens for application in September of 2021

Grant value: A choice of a monetary ($1500) or equipment grant intended to support schools in bringing live bees to their campus or grow their already existing educational hive program.

Honda Foundation

Available to: public schools

Grant window: ongoing

Grant value: up to $50,000

Canadian Tire Sponsorships

Available to: Non-profit organizations

Grant Window: Ongoing

Grant Value: Contact your local store for details

Canada Post Community Foundation Grant

Available to: public & independent schools

Grant window opens: May, 2021

Grant value: projects can be funded up to $25,000

Bulbs For Kids

Available to: schools until all packages are claimed

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Previous Grants not available at this time. Check back soon as grant windows can open unexpectedly.

Tree Canada: Greening Canada’s School Grounds

Available to: public & independent schools

Grant value: $3,500

Grant window: closes November 30, 2021

WWF Go Wild Grants

Available to: schools across Canada looking to protect and restore nature their school-yards

Applications due: October 25, 2021

Grant value: up to $500,000

Tree Canada: Greening Canada’s School Grounds

Available to: public & independent schools

Grant value: $3,500

Grant window: closes November 30, 2021

Farm To School BC

Available to: K-12 schools in BC, ongoing

Grant value: $1000- $3000

Grant application webinar on October 19, 2021. Register here.

Grant window closes: November 14, 2021

BC Dairy Association Mini Grants

Available to: K-12 teachers who have taken one of their approved workshops

Grant window: January 1- February 2, 2021

Grant value: $150

WWF Go Wild Grants

Available to: schools across Canada looking to protect and restore nature their school-yards

Grant window: September 15- November 16, 2020

Grant value: $500

Farm To School BC

Available to: K-12 schools in BC, ongoing

Grant value: $1000- $3000

Grant application workshops available! December 10 & 17th. Enrol here.

Grant window closed: January 10, 2021

Community Spaces Funding

Available to: Registered charities & non-profit organizations in western Canada for recreation, environmental conservation or urban agriculture projects that can be publicly accessed

Grant window: February 1- March 2, 2020

Grant value: $25,000- $150,000

Learning For A Sustainable Future

Available to: pubic and private schools

Grant Window closed: November 15, 2019

Grant Value: $400

Rick Hansen Foundation

Available to: schools wanting to improve the accessibility of their parks and playgrounds

Grant Window: Round One: May 31, 2018 Round Two: November 30, 2018 Round Three: May 31, 2019

Grant Value: Up to $20,000

Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots

Available to: Youth led initiatives that address sustainable food systems, indigenous perspectives, or climate change

Grant value: up to $1000

Grant window: applications due December 11, 2021

President’s Choice School Nutrition Grants

Available to: school based student nutrition programs operating a breakfast and/ or lunch program

Grant Window: April 1- September 30, 2021

Grant Value: up to $10,000 to purchase food and consumable supplies for daily school food programs

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