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.
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:
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
Deadline to apply: November 19, 2021
The B.C. Hazelnut Renewal Program is a cost-sharing funding program which is intended to revitalize, regenerate and increase the competitiveness of the B.C. hazelnut industry in local and global markets.
The goal of the Hazelnut Renewal Program is to mitigate the spread of Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB) by removing infected trees and to increase the amount of acreage planted with new-disease resistant trees.
The priority for 2021/22 is to provide cost-share funding for eligible hazelnut fields that have been removed, planted, or will be planted in 2021. Successful applicants will be reimbursed for a portion of their plant/removal costs following planting/removal and a satisfactory field inspection.
The program will be accepting applications September 30 to November 19, 2021 for planting and removal projects that occurred or will occur between April 2021 and December 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.
Please visit the Hazelnut Renewal Program website for full details.
Deadline to apply: October 31, 2021
The 2022 Eco-Scholar Award, brought to you by Yorkshire Valley Farms and the Guelph Organic Conference, offers $10,000 in total funding to four full-time Canadian students in any area of study.
To apply for the 2022 Award, students are asked to submit a video (maximum 2 minutes in length) in which they talk about themselves, how they are engaged in organics, and how they intend to use their studies and their actions to progress organic regenerative practices in their community.
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