2021 BIPOC Vendor Grant

2021 BC Farmers’ Markets

Empowerment Grant for BIPOC Owned Vendor Businesses

As part of its ongoing commitment to Equity, Justice and Decolonization, the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets is proud to invest in the success of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour owned farmers’ market vendor businesses who sell farm or food products at BCAFM member farmers’ markets across the province of BC. Farm or food products include farm products, prepared foods or ready to eat foods.

BCAFM acknowledges the systemic and oppressive barriers in the food system and local economy, in particular anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism rooted in colonialism. An equitable and resilient food system and local economy compels BCAFM to work for meaningful change and increased equity for BIPOC vendor business owners who sell at BC farmers’ markets. Our hope is that these grants represent a tangible step in this direction.

A total of 4 grants of $500 each will be awarded to self-identified BIPOC owned farmers’ market vendor businesses. The grant amount has been increased from $250 to $500 with additional matching funding from Square Root Farm. Grant funds can be used to to strengthen or support the growth of your business and eligible activities include:
  • Marketing, promotions, communications
  • Equipment and Supplies
  • Training
  • Services, Contractors, Staff and Consultants
Self identified BIPOC owned vendor businesses who currently sell at BCAFM member farmers’ markets and sell food or food products including prepared and ready to eat foods.
Grant activities need to be completed by November 30, 2021. Upon project completion, grant recipients will be required to submit a brief, grant report to BCAFM.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, June 6, 2021
We invite interested BIPOC owned vendor businesses from all corners of the province to submit a brief grant application. The 4 grant recipients will be notified by the BCAFM team before the end of June.
Thank you for your interest and we can’t wait to hear from you!