The Local Food Fund is the only charitable funding source in the province with a mandate dedicated to healthy local food issues. Interested groups are invited to apply for grants of up to $1,000 each. Applications can be downloaded from www.localfoodns.ca or www.cfns.ca. The application deadline is March 28, 2014. Grants will be awarded in April.
This year, one successful applicant will be considered the “Dr. Ralph Martin” signature recipient in honour of Dr. Martin’s dedication to the local food movement throughout Nova Scotia. Dr. Martin was the inaugural Chair of Local Food NS and is a founding director of the Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada. A former professor at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, he is now the inaugural Loblaw Chair in Sustainable Food Production at the University of Guelph.
Local Food NS is part of the Spirit Nova Scotia movement. Its goal is to help develop and sustain a healthy, local food supply for all Nova Scotians. This team of dedicated volunteers has partnered with the Community Foundation of Nova Scotia to create and administer the Local Food Fund. For more information, please visit: http://www.localfoodns.ca
The Community Foundation of Nova Scotia is a public charitable foundation created by and for the people of Nova Scotia. It works with private donors, communities, and charitable organizations to stimulate charitable giving, establish permanent endowment funds, and support initiatives which make an ongoing difference in communities across Nova Scotia. For more information, please visit: http://www.cfns.ca
For further information contact:
Executive Director, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia
1-877-999-5907 or email@example.com