The Scaling Out Community Agriculture Award will see $ 20,000 contributed towards design, engineering and implementation costs of one (1) urban or community agriculture project that has the potential to scale community-wide and will:
- Support increasing local UA infrastructure capacity by embedding emerging technologies or knowledge sharing;
- Have measurable shared community benefits embedded in their goals;
- Use UA to collaborate with local NFP organizations to improve local food access;
- Take urban and community farming approaches from concept to built-form projects that the Guelph-Wellington community can see, touch and learn from and are ideally replicable;
- Build upon or expand the efforts of farmers, gardeners, citizens, schools, and other stakeholders in urban and rural communities;
- This project may include a mix of built-form and/or virtual projects such as:
- data or technology tools
- raised garden beds, community greenhouses and smaller scale built-form projects noted in the Transformative Stream
- water conservation infrastructure for gardens and UA practices
- mapping, leveraging and promoting community UA assets
- This stream is open to both for-profit and non-profit businesses. All projects must specify significant and measurable community benefits and/or identify a community not-for-profit partner in the application.
- Matching contributions. A 100% matching cash contribution is required for project proposals submitted by for-profit businesses. Matching funds are NOT required for non-profit organizations. Consideration will be given to all projects that are highly supported by partners, in-kind contributions, and/or can scale the impact of the grant through both in-kind and financial contributions.
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