Now Available is local food grants for processors and farmers. The intent is get more local food to consumers (grocery stores, restaurants, etc and also for use in institutions such as long term care). Please share this info to our local producers and farmers. The funding is a matching to 50% of eligible costs.
The Fund delivers support to farmers and local food leaders to ensure more of the good things that grow in Ontario are being served and distributed through our public institutions, retail, and foodservice markets. Helping to overcome challenges and support economic growth, the Fund’s goal is to create systemic change to permanently increase the amount of local food consumed in the province through grants, education, policy, and networking initiatives.
(Please note, the Community Development Department does not administer these programs or funds. Please click on the links below for additional resources)
The Local Food Investment Fund has three streams providing financial support to farmers and local food leaders all with the common goal to increase the amount of local food consumed in Ontario.
Updated Grant Application Guidelines for each of our grant streams are now available.
|Round of Funding||Last Day to Submit Inquiry||Projected Start Date|
|Round 2||March 30, 2016||July 1, 2016|
|Round 3||September 12, 2016||December 15, 2016|