1. Decide if you are interested in applying for a grant, loan, secured loan or the purchase of coop shares.
  2. Fill out the questions on the preliminary inquiry form here. Please allow at least 3 weeks before our application deadline.
  3. Our Coordinator will be in touch and invite suitable candidates to submit a formal application.  This application is by invitation only, and is not available on our website.
  4. Submit your formal application by either September 15th or February 15th
  5. Our board meets in October and March to select recipients.  All applicants will be contacted within a week of our meeting.  Please allow 3 weeks for processing of award letters and cheques.



Please provide us with a short description of your current idea, including rough budget amount for your entire project. This must support the regional food system in Ontario, and be implemented in the next 6 months. Grants range from $500-$5,000, Loans could be for a larger amount.

Do you have any major funders such as Trillium, Metcalf or other family foundations?