Grow Local Program

The Grow Local program is not accepting applications at this time.

Grow Local provides funding up to $25,000 each for ten communities to encourage British Columbians to grow their own fresh fruit and vegetables and help strengthen local food-supply security. The two year pilot project assists communities to work with local residents and help them grow their own food.

The goal of the Grow Local program is to provide a deeper connection between B.C. food, B.C. communities and the people who live in them.

Eligible Activities

  • Group education and awareness activities on how to grow local food (e.g. workshops, info sessions, mini-courses, ‘how to’ demonstrations, ‘meet ups’ between novice and experienced gardeners)
  • Individual education activities on how to grow local food (e.g. one-on-one consultation and advice)

Ineligible Activities

  • Community Supported Agriculture initiatives
  • Assisting citizens to grow food crops for commercial sale
  • Infrastructure costs (e.g. cold storage, machines and equipment, establishment of community/allotment gardens)

Eligible Applicants

  • Local government
  • Regional Districts
  • Non Profit organizations
  • Social enterprises
  • Aboriginal organizations
  • First Nation governments

For-profit businesses are not eligible to apply.

Application Instructions

Applications to the Grow Local Program are now closed.