Wellness - Community Food Action Program
This grant program will provide up to $5,000 to support community-led solutions to help improve healthy eating in New Brunswick by creating greater food security at the community level.
To be considered for funding your initiative must contribute to the three goals of the Community Food Action Program:
• Increase access to healthy food
• Increase food knowledge and skills
• Strengthen your community’s ability to create greater food security for all
Your initiative must also be led by a New Brunswick organization that is committed to furthering the wellness of New Brunswickers. The types of organizations may include Wellness Networks, coalitions, schools, communities, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations (local, regional, provincial) and associations. Individuals and private businesses are not eligible to apply.
New Brunswick enjoys the support of many groups and organizations that contribute to New Brunswick’s Wellness Strategy and its vision of a healthy New Brunswick where, together, we learn, work, play, and live in a culture of wellness.
As part of the Department of Social Development’s support for the Wellness Strategy, the Wellness Branch provides funding for community based initiatives which support mental fitness and resilience, healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free living.
Many communities, organizations and individuals are already working hard to make a difference, to make New Brunswick stronger and healthier. The Community Food Action Program is designed to help improve healthy eating in New Brunswick by creating greater food security at the community level. Typical actions that are funded through this program include community gardens, community kitchens, bulk buying clubs, farmer’s markets, and food related education programs.
Grant applications for the Community Food Action Program will be accepted throughout the year, providing funds are available. Eligible applicants can receive up to $5,000 in grant funding.
For more information, see the Application Guide