FUNDING CRITERIA

Our funding priorities:

regional food economies

local organic agriculture

community food strategies

worker co-operative

Who we fund:

We focus on small groups that have trouble securing funding from more traditional sources or are in a growth phase. Projects and organizations must be Ontario based.  This includes:

Farms

Small Businesses

Workers Cooperatives

Not-for-Profit Organizations

Community Groups*

Research and Advocacy

Media

*You do not need to be a legal entity to receive money from the Carrot Cache.

We do not fund:

Organizations that have received funding from Carrot Cache 3 or more times in the past

Organizations that currently receive money from family foundations, the United Way or government (including grants from the Trillium foundation)

Travel, individual education, HST, conferences and projects outside of Ontario

Grants and Loans

Carrot Cache grants and loans are between $500 and $5000.

Secured Loans and Shares

 Carrot Cache makes secured loans through Alterna Savings credit union and purchases non-voting shares in worker co-operatives and businesses. These can be for amounts between$5000 and $15,000 and requires an accompanying business plan summary.

 

regional food economies

local organic agriculture

community food strategies

worker co-operative

Farms

Small Businesses

Workers Cooperatives

Not-for-Profit Organizations

Community Groups*

Research and Advocacy

Media

Organizations that have received funding from Carrot Cache 3 or more times in the past

Organizations that currently receive money from family foundations, the United Way or government (including grants from the Trillium foundation)

Travel, individual education, HST, conferences and projects outside of Ontario

FUNDING CRITERIA

Our funding priorities:

local organic agriculture

Who we fund:

We focus on small groups that have trouble securing funding from more traditional sources or are in a growth phase. Projects and organizations must be Ontario based.  This includes:

Farms

Small Businesses

Not-for-Profit Organizations

Media

*You do not need to be a legal entity to receive money from the Carrot Cache.

We do not fund:

Organizations that have received funding from Carrot Cache 3 or more times in the past

Grants and Loans

Carrot Cache grants and loans are between $500 and $5000.

Secured Loans and Shares

 Carrot Cache makes secured loans through Alterna Savings credit union and purchases non-voting shares in worker co-operatives and businesses. These can be for amounts between$5000 and $15,000 and requires an accompanying business plan summary.