New Grant Stream: Food Sovereignty

Launched on March 2nd, 2021, the Gwaii Trust Food Sovereignty Grant funds small projects that contribute to improving local food production, harvesting, and distribution in a way that is sustainable in the long term. The ultimate goal is to improve food security and self-sufficiency on Haida Gwaii.  This is different from our Food Security Grant which provides funding to organizations that support access to perishable and non-perishable food for residents of Haida Gwaii. 

Grants should be used to improve the production or access to locally produced or harvested foods, and may include projects like:

  • Creation, expansion or improvement of community greenhouses, community gardens, food pantries or farmer’s markets
  • Workshops on growing, harvesting, storing or preparation of local foods.  
  • Projects aimed at increasing local food system control, including access to fresh and healthy food. 
  • Strategic community planning around food sovereignty.

This grant is open to local non-profit organizations and local governments and has an annual budget of $65,000 which will be divided between two intake dates (April and September). Application deadlines are April 1st at 4pm, and September 1st at 4pm. While the maximum application amount is $10,000, projects that include partnerships and serve multiple communities may be eligible for grants up to $25,000.

For more information on this or any of the grants within our Food Program, contact Meghan Cross, or check out the associated grant pages: