The Local Food Fund is focused on improving the access to and awareness of local food in Ontario. This government funding program will support Innovative projects that improve the access to, demand for and awareness of local food in Ontario. Open to for-profit, non-profit and public organizations.

  • Amount: $10 million/yr to award. No maximum project amount. Funding is up to 50%. Stacking of federal funds to 75%.
  • Timeline: This program is now closed.
  • Eligibility: Ontario based for-profit, not-for-profit and public organization.

Additional Eligibility Details: Universities can be co-applicants with innovative projects that improve/increase the awareness, access to, demand for local food in the following categories:

  • Regional and local Food Networks,
  • Enhanced Technology, Capacity or Minor Capital,
  • Research and Best Practices,
  • Marketing, Promotion and Education

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