Tools & Resources Database

Our crop of tools and resources have been harvested from many sources and compiled here to help you cultivate and grow your farmers’ market and business. Whether you are a board member, market manager, or vendor, you will find a wide variety of useful reports, links, videos, and other documents to explore.

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Accessibility Project Grant
Disability Alliance BC
Arts BC
Useful links for non-profits, grants, and more
B.C. Indigenous Agriculture Development Program
Now in two streams: Stream 1 - Indigenous Governments, Communities and Organizations: Application Intake Closed. Please check back in April 2021 for the next program intake. Stream 2 - Indigenous Entrepreneurs
BC Programs and Funding for BC Agriculture & Seafood Producers and Processors
AgriService BC
BC Traceability Funding Programs
The goal of the Programs is to increase the adoption of traceability systems, practices, technologies and infrastructure across the agrifood and seafood sectors, enabling businesses to meet existing and emerging market and regulatory requirements.
Canadian Experiences Fund
National program that support communities across Canada as they create, improve or enhance tourism products, facilities and experiences - including culinary and farm-to-table experiences.
Community Futures: North Cariboo
Community Futures offers three Community Funding Programs: Sponsorship Fund - up to $500, Facilities & Equipment Fund - up to $2500, Business & Entrepreneurship Fund - up to $5000.
Community Spaces Funding – Co-op
Co-op awards $2 million to projects across Western Canada every year. Categories include Recreation, Environmental Conservation, and Urban Agriculture.
Economic Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA)
Economic Disaster Recovery Program – Resources for Businesses
BC Economic Development Association (BCEDA) (2018)
Funding Opportunities for British Columbian Producers, Processors, Innovators and Industry Developers
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, January 2019
Grant Funding Webinar: Demystifying Grant Funding
Vantage Point (2020)
Imagine Canada
Fundraising information from Sector Source, a project of Imagine Canada and the legacy of the Nonprofit Library and Risk Management and Insurance and Liability Resource Centre
Indigenous Agriculture and Food Systems Initiative
This initiative will support Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs who are ready to launch agriculture and food systems projects and others who want to build their capacity to participate in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector. Proposals can be submitted at any time during the year until September 30, 2022. The initiative ends on March 31, 2023.
Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – British Columbia – Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure
Eligible projects will support public infrastructure, defined as a tangible capital asset primarily for public use and benefit. To be eligible, projects must meet the following outcome. The project will improve access to and/or increased quality of cultural, recreational and/or community infrastructure for Canadians, including Indigenous peoples and vulnerable populations. Not-for-profits are eligible. Deadline to apply: October 1, 2020
Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – British Columbia – Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure
Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – British Columbia – Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure
Eligible projects will support public infrastructure, defined as a tangible capital assets primarily for public use and benefit. Potentially eligible projects include those that improve food security and/or access to and/or increased quality of cultural, recreational and/or community infrastructure for Canadians, including Indigenous peoples and vulnerable populations. Deadline to apply: October 22, 2020
Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – British Columbia – Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure
Local Community Foundations
Community foundations help guide volunteer efforts and financial support to where it will have the greatest impact. Connect with your local community foundation to learn more about the difference they’re making and the best way to contribute to make your community a better place.
Local Food Infrastructure Fund
Infrastructure and Equipment Improvement Projects | Government of Canada, 2020
Music BC Travel Grants
Music BC Travel Grants provide assistance to BC based artists to participate in touring and showcasing initiatives domestically and internationally, and BC based companies and individuals undertaking business travel activities in support of the BC music community.
Northern Development Initiative Trust – Fabulous Festivals and Events Grants
The Fabulous Festivals and Events program provides annual grant funding to support unique festivals and events throughout the region that contribute to service sector revenues in the local economy. The program supports festivals and events that promote northern B.C. as a destination for cultural tourism. Projects undertaken through this program aim to improve the sustainability and expansion of hosting capacity of festivals and events throughout the region, increase tourism revenues and improve community quality of life.
Post-Farm Food Safety Program
This 5-year program provides up to $20,000 in funding to BC food and beverage manufacturing facilities, leading toward the implementation of activities which directly encourage stronger food safety practices.
Sponsorship package template for Farmers’ Markets
North Fraser Farmers' Market Society (2020)
Vancity enviroFund™
Provides an opportunity to organizations and businesses to create the solutions for individuals to live lighter (ex. reducing waste at your market).
Webinar: Ongoing Operating Revenues (Real Operating Revenue Opportunities for Farmers’ Markets Series)
BC Association for Farmers' Market (August 12, 2020)
Working with Local Governments 101
BCAFM conference workshop with Creston Valley Farmers Market, Creston City Councillor (2015)
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