Apply for funding for community gardens and greenhouses

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The Community Agriculture Program provides funding to First Nations and non-First Nations groups of people for community gardens and greenhouses.

Eligible activities

Examples of activities include:

  • hiring a community garden coordinator or manager;
  • hiring a horticultural trainer or mentor;
  • constructing a community garden, greenhouse, or livestock structure. This including boxes, beds, fencing and livestock housing; and
  • purchasing community garden equipment, tools, materials, supplies and soil.

Eligible recipients

Agricultural non-profits and governments.

Eligible funding

Funding up to 100% of project costs for wages and honourariums 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

Complete the:

We encourage you to get a program manager to review your application. Email agriculture@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5838 to set up an appointment.

Apply for funding

  1. Gather your completed documents.
  2. 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.
    Email: agriculture@gov.yk.ca
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Agriculture Branch (K-320A)
    Box 2703
    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.