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Agricultural not-for-profit benefits from Growing Forward 2 funding

June 22, 2016

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When you’re a charitable organization that depends on funding programs to help support special projects, the funding agent and their approach to program delivery can make all the difference.

That’s been the experience of Ontario Agri-Food Education, who recently rebranded under the new trade name AgScape, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bridging the gap between agri-food and the public through classroom resources and programming for educators, and their relationship with the Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC).

In Ontario, AAC assists in the delivery of Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, providing a one-window approach to funding delivery for agricultural organizations and collaborations like AgScape.

“As a charitable organization, our lifeblood is the ability to apply for and secure meaningful grants,” explains AgScape Executive Director Colleen Smith. “In working with AAC, we feel like they are helping us realize a shared vision and I can’t tell you what that means to an organization like us.”

AgScape has been able to access funding for two significant projects under GF2. This includes the development of a new five-year ...

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