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From government programs to scholarships, there are plenty of funding opportunities for organic producers and processors, as well as for those gearing up for a future in sustainable agriculture.

Below is a list of recently announced opportunities. For federal and provincial programs with ongoing or annual application windows, please visit our Funding & Support page.

Funding Opportunities

2021 AgriRecovery for Wildfire and Drought

Deadline to apply: January 31, 2022

The 2021 Canada – British Columbia Wildfire and Drought Recovery Initiative provides assistance to agriculture producers to help offset the extraordinary costs required to return to production. The wildfires and drought have caused a wide array of impacts and as a result the application process is quite comprehensive.

The Initiative provides assistance for:

Wildfire and drought support:

  • extraordinary expenses caused by the wildfires and drought related to ensuring livestock feeding needs are not impacted due to feed loss or decreased availability;
  • extraordinary expenses caused by the wildfires and drought related to ensuring animal health and safety;
  • transportation costs to move impacted animals to a safe feeding location;
  • feed for breeding livestock, including cattle, sheep and horses, based on a feed need requirement;
  • contributions toward the re-establishment of tame perennial forage damaged by the fires; and
  • where breeding herds are reduced due to lack of forage, support for the herd management costs associated with replacement breeding animals.

Wildfire damages:

  • costs to replace apiaries, bee colonies and beekeeping equipment lost in the wildfires; and
  • costs to repair or replace critical infrastructure damaged by wildfire, not covered by insurance.

For more information about the AgriRecovery Program please see: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/programs/2021-wildfire-and-drought-agrirecovery-initiative

Scholarships and Awards

Tim Armstrong Memorial Bursary

Deadline to apply: December 31, 2021

Applications are now being accepted for the Tim Armstrong Memorial Bursary in Agriculture and Journalism, sponsored by the BC Farm Writers’ Association. The bursary (minimum $1,000) is open to students who are residents of BC and are enrolled in their second year or higher of a full-time agriculture or journalism program at a university, institute or regional college in Canada.

More details: http://www.bcfwa.ca/bursary–links.html