Community Garden Funding Project

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Looking to start up a new community garden or grow an existing one? We are offering funding to help community gardens take root.

The City supports and encourages community gardens for the purposes of growing produce for personal consumption or donation. Community gardens in St. Catharines offer residents opportunities to grow garden fresh produce and positive relationships. Community gardens also contribute to the biodiversity of species and support the growth of pollinators.

Who can apply?

Incorporated charities and not-for-profit groups looking to build or expand a community garden can apply for matching funds from the City to cover up to half of eligible start-up costs, including lumber, soil, seeds, rain barrels and other materials and equipment.

The City will not issue a cheque in the name of an individual; only a recognized or accountable group, such as incorporated charities and not-for-profit corporations.

Evaluation criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Capacity to support long term maintenance/operation
  2. Demonstrated ability of the group to complete similar projects
  3. Confirmation of matching funds
  4. Project reach/audience, including at-risk populations
  5. Project supports engagement or is going to be completed through collaboration or partnerships with other organizations, groups, or the public
  6. Ability to leverage other funds

To apply, please fill out form below. Applications close Wednesday, March 10 at 4 p.m. Approved projects must be completed by October 31, 2021.

Contact

Ilyse Norton
Development Horticultural Technician
inorton@stcatharines.ca
905-688-5600 ext. 3140.

Looking to start up a new community garden or grow an existing one? We are offering funding to help community gardens take root.

The City supports and encourages community gardens for the purposes of growing produce for personal consumption or donation. Community gardens in St. Catharines offer residents opportunities to grow garden fresh produce and positive relationships. Community gardens also contribute to the biodiversity of species and support the growth of pollinators.

Who can apply?

Incorporated charities and not-for-profit groups looking to build or expand a community garden can apply for matching funds from the City to cover up to half of eligible start-up costs, including lumber, soil, seeds, rain barrels and other materials and equipment.

The City will not issue a cheque in the name of an individual; only a recognized or accountable group, such as incorporated charities and not-for-profit corporations.

Evaluation criteria

Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  1. Capacity to support long term maintenance/operation
  2. Demonstrated ability of the group to complete similar projects
  3. Confirmation of matching funds
  4. Project reach/audience, including at-risk populations
  5. Project supports engagement or is going to be completed through collaboration or partnerships with other organizations, groups, or the public
  6. Ability to leverage other funds

To apply, please fill out form below. Applications close Wednesday, March 10 at 4 p.m. Approved projects must be completed by October 31, 2021.

Contact

Ilyse Norton
Development Horticultural Technician
inorton@stcatharines.ca
905-688-5600 ext. 3140.

  • Program Overview

    The Community Gardens Funding program provides matching funds for the capital costs of community gardens in St. Catharines. 

    Applications are due by Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by 4:30 p.m. 

    Approved projects must be completed by October 31, 2021, however preference may be given to projects that can be completed earlier. 

    Who Can Apply

    The City will not issue a cheque in the name of an individual; instead cheques will be made out to a recognized or accountable group, such as incorporated charities and not-for-profit corporations. 

    Evaluation Criteria

    Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria

    1.Capacity to support long term maintenance/operation

    2.Demonstrated ability of the group to complete similar projects

    3.Confirmation of matching funds

    4.Project reach/audience, including at-risk populations

    5.Project supports engagement or is going to be completed through collaborationor partnerships with other organizations, groups, or the public

    6.Ability to leverage other funds

    Contact Information

    For additional information contact Ilyse Norton at inorton@stcatharines.ca or 905-688-5600 ext. 3140.

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