The Community Agriculture Program provides funding to First Nations and non-First Nations groups of people for community gardens and greenhouses.
Examples of eligible activities.
- Hiring a community garden coordinator or manager.
- Hiring a horticultural trainer or mentor.
- Construction of a community garden, greenhouse, or livestock structure. This includes boxes, beds, fencing and livestock housing.
- Purchase of community garden equipment, tools, materials, supplies and soil.
Agricultural non-profits and governments.
Funding up to 100% of project costs for wages and honorariums for:
- community garden coordinators or managers;
- horticultural trainers and mentors;
- consultant fees for garden or greenhouse design;
- garden/greenhouse construction and maintenance costs (materials, equipment and freight); and
- garden/greenhouse supplies (tools, soil, seeds, fertilizer).
There is a maximum of $10,000 per year.
Before you apply
While preparing your application, you can:
- review our project assessment matrix; or
- ask a program manager to review your application.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 867-667-5838 to set up an appointment.
Apply for funding
- Gather your completed documents.
- Submit your application. Applications are generally reviewed once a month. The submission deadline is the 1st Friday of the month.
In person: Room 320 in the Elijah Smith Building at 300 Main Street in Whitehorse. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Government of Yukon
Agriculture Branch (K-320A)
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
Find out the decision
Most applications are reviewed by a Project Evaluation Committee that meets once a month. The program manager may review some. We will contact you once a decision has been made. This is usually within 2 weeks of the monthly deadline. If your project is approved, we can explain the next steps at this time or you can find them in the programming guide.
Evaluate your completed project
We will release your final payment once you submit:
- the completed evaluation form;
- an itemized list of expenses; and
- copies of receipts.
If you host an event like a conference or workshop, include feedback from attendees.
We make project results, excluding financial details, available to the public.
Find more agriculture funding programs
This program is one of many available under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership. See all of our agriculture funds.
About the Canadian Agricultural Partnership
The Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a 5-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agri-food sector. It provides funding to help Yukon’s agriculture industry:
- increase competitiveness, productivity or profitability;
- increase environmental sustainability;
- expand domestic and international markets; and
- improve the anticipation, mitigation and response to risks.