See the Finalists and Vote for Your Favourites!
After receiving a number of exciting Transformative Urban Agriculture applications, we have shortlisted our five favourite projects that will be shared with our final review panel.
We want to hear from the community - Which projects are you most interested in? What ideas stand out to you?
Note: You must be logged in to Kitchen Table to vote for an idea. While we care deeply about community interest and enthusiam, project judging will take place independently of the public Up-voting process.
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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