"Community Harvest" - ŚW̱,ȻENEṈITEL Grant
ŚW̱,ȻENEṈITEL Indigenous Foods Initiative - Call for Proposals! We have approximately $30,000 available for this granting stream. Grants range from $500-$3000.
Grant Deadlines: March 27 (Friday) 2020; April 17 (Friday) 2020.You will be notified about the grant within one week, and awards will be mailed out within 10 days.
The grant is intended to support people to grow food or medicine gardens in community gardens or harvesting foods or medicines for communities and increase access to fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs.
If you are interested in applying, you can fill out this form and we can contact you. Or, you can contact us and we can fill it out together.
Tiffany Joseph - 250-507-2184
Kati George-Jim: 1-902-478-4176 (may be long-distance, charges may apply)
We can be reached through Facebook messenger with the above listed names, as well.
- Commit to growing or harvesting and sharing local Indigenous foods or medicines;
- Clearly identify connection to any of the 9 Band Nations or territories (listed below);
- Group of people or Indigenous-led organizations working within the CRD;
- Meet (by phone or video conference) with ŚW̱,ȻENEṈITEL Initiative Team.
- Commit to sharing the story with the ŚW̱,ȻENEṈITEL Initiative
We want to support our families and communities to harvest Indigenous foods and medicines!
In response to recent and future impacts of COVID-19, this grant will support increasing access to foods and traditional medicines for the Lekwungen, W̱SÁNEĆ, tSouke, and Nuu-chah-nulth communities. This includes the 9 Band Nations: Songhees, Esquimalt, Tsartlip/W̱JOȽEȽP, Tseycum/WSIḴEM, Tsawout/SȾÁUTW, Pauquachin/BOḰEĆEN, t'Sou-ke, Scia’new and Pacheedaht.
*Eligibility Note: The Initiative seeks to center local protocols and Indigenous laws of the land. In alignment with this commitment, the Initiative will prioritize applicants from the local Indigenous lands and communities listed above.
Requested Grant Amount ($500-$3,000)
Outline of Grant Budget:
Project Contact Name(s):
Preferred method of application, how can we reach you? If by phone, share your number and specify a phone call, or text. If by Facebook, provide your Facebook name.
What community(ies), group(s), families or organization(s) are you associated with?
Small Description of Proposed Work (ex. community harvest for medicine or seafood; community garden) up to 300 words
Grant Cheque Payable To (Name):
Grant Cheque Address (Mailing):
Additional Notes, Comments or Questions
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