Funding Opportunities


Grant opportunities available to community-based initiatives in Newfoundland and Labrador. Let us know if we missed any. Best of luck with your applications! FSN is available to write letters of support for proposals relating to food security. Email Sarah at or call 237-4026 to talk over your idea.


Food Banks Canada Community Kitchen Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

Recognizing the positive and lasting impact that Community Kitchen programs can have in communities large and small, Food Banks Canada offers this program to its Members and Affiliate Member food banks to develop, maintain, or expand their community kitchen programs. For more information visit


Awesome St. John's

Deadline: Ongoing; 15th of every month

Grants to create something awesome don’t come around every day. But they do come around monthly, with Awesome St. John’s. So for the artists, the community builders, the tech visionaries, the socially conscious and others with ideas that can be described as ‘awesome’ there’s now help. Help, in the form of a $1000 grant to make an awesome idea happen. For more information and to apply visit:


Growing Forward 2

Deadline: Ongoing

Growing Forward 2 is a five-year federal-provincial-territorial agreement intended to achieve a profitable, sustainable, competitive and innovative agriculture, agri-food and agri-products industry. Growing Forward 2 in Newfoundland and Labrador will provide $37 million to the agriculture and agri-foods industry through government investment into three priority areas to advance and strengthen the sector:

  • Innovation
  • Competitiveness and Market Development
  • Adaptability and Industry Capacity

For more information and to apply visit:


TD Friends of the Environment

Deadline: February 15

Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN), Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary), Municipalities, and Aboriginal groups are invited to apply for funding for projects including Environmental Education and Community Gardening Programs. For more information and to apply visit:


GRO1000 Canada Community Grants

Deadline: February 17

Scotts Canada is offering grants in amounts of up to $1500 that will be awarded as a combination of cash and in-kind product donation. Recognized charitable organizations and non-profit groups involved in establishing or expanding a community garden or green space in Canada are eligible. For more information visit:


Tree Canada Edible Trees Program

Deadline: February 21

Clean the air, beautify your neighbourhood, and bring fresh fruits or nuts to your community all at the same time with Tree Canada's Edible Trees program. Your community gardening group, arboretum, school, housing project, or other organization can apply to have a project funded. For details and to apply visit:


Walmart-Evergreen Green Grants

Deadline: February 24

Walmart Canada and Evergreen have partnered to offer this national program, funding community-based initiatives across Canada. Projects supported through the Green Grants program include Community food gardens. Available to Canadian community groups and non-profit organizations working on community development and environmental initiatives. Grants of $10,000, $5,000, and $3,750 are available (up to 50% of the total project budget). For more information and to apply visit:


Age Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador Grants Program

Deadline: February 28

The Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador (AFNL) Grants Program is designed to provide funding to incorporated municipalities, Aboriginal governments and communities, and seniors’ organizations throughout the entire province to support them in planning for an aging population. An age-friendly community is one where the physical and social environments are designed to enable older individuals to live in a secure setting, enjoy health and continue to participate fully in society. For more information and to apply visit:


Conservation Corps NL Green Team Program Community Partners

Deadline: February 28

Community Partners are eligible to receive funding and assistance from the Conservation Corps associated with hiring youth to work on their proposed community project. The Conservation Corps searches for projects that meet the following criteria; involve the enhancement, restoration and sustainable development of natural or cultural resources; provide young people with an opportunity to develop leadership, teamwork and employment skills; and demonstrate broad community / regional support and partnerships. To apply to be a community partner visit:


Regional Wellness Coalitions - Upcoming Community Grant Deadlines

The Regional Wellness Coalitions provide grants up to $1000 to coalition members with projects focusing on wellness priority areas. See each application for more details. Two Regional Wellness Coalitions have grant deadlines coming up:


Community Capital Grant Program

Deadline: March 1

Funding of up to $15,000 is available for non profit provincial and community based organizations/groups that provide sport, physical activities and recreation opportunities including: Municipalities, Local Service Districts, Incorporated Recreation Commissions, Municipal/School District Agreement, Provincial Sport and Recreation Organizations. For application form visit:


RBC After School Grants

Deadline: March 14

We want the learning to continue after the school bell rings. Since 1999, we have committed millions of dollars to after school programs across Canada that provide a safe environment where kids can develop social skills and self-esteem. For more information and to apply visit:


J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Institutional Food Program

Deadline: April 4

This J.W. McConnell Family Foundation has established a new fund with the objectives to:

  • Increase the amount of healthy, local and sustainable1 food served in public institutions in Canada
  • Shift supply chains for public institutions in Canada to increase the production and supply of local and sustainable food.

The fund will support work in individual institutions to develop new practices and supplier relationships which ensure that more healthy, local and/or sustainable food is served. Institutions covered under the fund include publicly funded hospitals, long-term care facilities, college and university cafeterias, municipalities, prisons and school boards. For more information visit: