BCAFM Inclusion Grant for Farmers’ Markets

Applications are now closed for the 2023 BCAFM Inclusion Grant for Farmers’ Markets.

As part of the BCAFM ongoing commitment to building an equitable, just, inclusive and resilient food system and local economy, the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets is proud to offer a 2023 BCAFM Inclusion Grant for Farmers’ Markets!

Everyone gains when our farmers’ markets reflect the diversity of our communities. It’s good for business, good for food security, and good for social cohesion. Markets become more vibrant, attract new customers, and develop relationships with new sectors of the community. Ultimately, there will be more abundant and diverse farmers and food producers, and a stronger local economy.

The BCAFM Inclusion Grant for Farmers’ Markets is open to BCAFM member farmers’ markets who are working to reduce systemic barriers in their market and create a more inclusive and diverse environment for market staff, vendors and customers.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 

Applications are open to BCAFM member farmers’ markets governing organizations.

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES 

Grant funds can be used to support a BCAFM member farmers’ market’s inclusion journey. Eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Equity, Justice and Decolonization (EJD) workshops
  • Signage for markets
  • Translation services
  • Accessibility audits
  • Paying for First Nations Elders to attend farmers’ market opening ceremonies

 

FUNDING DETAILS 

A total of $5,000 in funding is available, with a maximum ask of $500 or less per applicant.

KEY DATES 

  • July 7, 2023 at noon PST: Application deadline. Applications will not be accepted after the noon deadline.
  • Mid to late July, 2023: Applicants notified of application status.
  • July 31, 2024:  Deadline for successful applicants to complete grant activities.
  • October 31, 2024: Deadline to submit a brief grant report to BCAFM.

We invite interested applicants from all regions of the province to submit a grant application.

If you’re a vendor, our 2024 BCAFM Inclusion Vendor Grant will open in the fall of 2024.

Questions? Please get in touch with BCAFM Grant Administrator, Stacey Santos, at grants@bcfarmersmarket.org.

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