Upcoming Food Security Grants Available


The Healthy Living Program (HLP) of Vancouver Coastal Health is pleased to announce grant funding to support community projects in Vancouver. To learn more about the Healthy Living Program, please read our “Frequently Asked Questions” at the end of this document.

We provide grant funding to Vancouver community grassroots organizations for projects that address health promotion, healthy living and prevention of risk factors for chronic disease. Projects must focus on one or more of the following: increased healthy eating, active living, tobacco reduction. Projects must address target groups that HLP serves, specifically individuals aged 35 to 64 who are from one of the following groups: high risk ethno-cultural groups (for example, South Asian people are known to have a higher rates of diabetes), Aboriginal people and people impacted by social determinants of health (i.e. low-income).

Healthy Living Program grants of up to $4,000 are now available for the 2014 funding stream, and the total pool of funds available is $20,000. Funding is allocated annually on 1st May.

For more information and full description of this grant contact caroline.price@vch.ca


The Hometown Heroes Award Program 2014 has launched and is looking for everyday eco-heroes who are doing extraordinary work to create greener communities across Canada.

Heroic candidates can win one of the following:

Individual Hometown Heroes Award—a $10,000 cash-prize to donate to a local environmental group/cause of their choice
Group Hometown Heroes Award—a $10,000 cash-prize to support their work
Small Business Hometown Heroes Award—a $5,000 cash-prize that must be used by the business to make an operational change that results in the business lessening their environmental impact, and permission from EDC to use the award and the EDC logo for one year to help market and promote the business and/or an approved product

For more information, or to nominate someone, please visit earthday.ca/hometown. The nomination deadline is March 31, 2014.


Since 1999, Vancouver Foundation has helped neighbours connect and engage in their community by supporting resident-led projects through small grants of money. Our grants range anywhere from $50 to $500 (with two grants of $1000 per neighbourhood) and are designed to help make your project a reality. A community garden, a canning workshop, an intergenerational storytelling project, a street party, and a book exchange – these are just some of hundreds of wonderful resident-driven ideas we fund each year through the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program.


A second round of funding in the Healthy Communities Capacity Building Grant Program supports local governments to create the conditions that enable the health and well-being of B.C. citizens and communities.

Grants of $5,000 and $20,000 are available in two funding streams for activities that support partnership development and collaborative action between local governments and health authorities, and other community partners.
Both funding streams support local government learning about the community context for health and well-being, collaborative priority setting in local planning and policy, and innovative action to influence local health outcomes.

Applications for Stream One and Stream Two grants will be accepted up to March 14, 2014.
Applicants will receive notification by May 5, 2014.
Download the application guide and forms, and subscribe to PlanH eNews announcements for an invitation to a webinar for applicants to be held early in the New Year. More info here


Now in its fourth year, Scotts Canada Limited proudly announces its continuing support of greenscape development with the availability of our 2014 GRO1000 Grassroots Grants. The grants are part of the larger GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Program, which is ScottsMiracle-Gro’s commitment to create over 1,000 community gardens and green spaces in Canada, the U.S., and Europe by 2018, the company’s 150th anniversary. Grassroots Grants will be made available to selected projects across Canada and will be awarded based on community need and impact, scope and long-term sustainability of the project.

Scotts Canada has partnered with Communities in Bloom, Plant a Row · Grow a Row and Nutrients for Life to offer this exciting initiative in Canada. If you are or know of a recognized charitable organization or non-profit group committed to establishing or expanding a community garden or green space in Canada, applications for the 2014 GRO1000 Grassroots Grants are being accepted online at:

The 2014 GRO1000 Grassroots Grant application will is now live. The deadline for application submission is February 17, 2014, at 11:59 p.m. EST. GRO1000 Grassroots Grants will be made available in amounts of up to $1500 and will be awarded as a combination of cash and in-kind product donation. Projects must be able to accept in-kind donations prior to April 30, 2014 and must be completed in 2014.
For further details on the GRO1000 Gardens and Green Spaces Program, please visit www.grogood.com/GiveBackToGro/GRO1000/Canada. Questions can also be directed to GiveBackToGro@scotts.com.

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