UPDATE: this program is now closed as funds have been exhausted as of July 20, 2021. Thank you for your participation!
The Gardening Grant Program is being introduced by the NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. It is designed to reduce food insecurity and strengthen local food production. It aims to support communities and individuals to improve their infrastructure and purchase supplies that will help grow healthy, nutritious and local foods within their community. This program was launched on July 5, 2021.
Eligible applicants (aged 15+) must be located in a community within NunatuKavut and be either a:
- Community governance structure (town councils, local service districts);
- Individual; or
- Non-profit/community group
Community governance structures can access a one-time grant of up to a maximum of $1,000. Individuals or non-profit/community groups can access a one-time grant of up to a maximum of $250.
The grant must be used for costs relating to establishing a new garden or maintaining/expanding an existing garden. Eligible costs include:
- Seed, fertilizer, limestone, mulch, soil and soil amendments
- Pots, trays, and other garden containers
- Plants and trees for fruit and vegetable production
- Soil testing analysis
- Small tools and equipment such as rakes, shovels, weeders, rototillers, lawn mowers, and sprayers
- Watering systems
- Construction materials for raised beds, cold frames and greenhouses
- Garden fencing and pathways
- Garden signage for agriculture awareness or educational purposes
- Composting systems for garden waste
- Equipment rental
- Drainage systems and garden site development
All recipients must provide participant feedback and photos by September 30, 2021.
For enquires about this grant, please contact Roxanne Notley by email at email@example.com or by phone at 709-960-0705.