Community Food Literacy and Access

Community Funding and Awards

Community Food Literacy and Access

The Community Food Literacy and Access Fund supports food literacy initiatives that help older adults share food and nutrition skills and knowledge with younger generations. It also supports programs that improve access to affordable, healthy food for vulnerable older adults.

The Community Food Literacy and Access Fund supports 2 kinds of projects:

  • intergenerational food literacy projects that help older adults share and develop food and nutrition skills and knowledge (like growing, preparing and preserving food) with younger generations.
  • projects that improve access to affordable healthy food for older adults (or for older adults and people from other generations) in a sustainable way

These initiatives support aging in place by helping older adults stay connected to community life and by improving access to affordable, healthy food and nutritional information.

SHIFT: Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for an Aging Population doesn’t use an exact age for when someone becomes an older adult. You can use your organization’s own definition when you explain how older adults fit within your project.

Eligibility

To apply for funding, you must be either:

  • a registered Nova Scotia-based non-profit society or co-operative in good standing
  • a Nova Scotian Mi’kmaw community

How it works

  • Read the Community Food Literacy and Access Fund guidelines. We also encourage you to contact the program officer to discuss your project before you apply.
  • Complete the application form and supporting documents, if needed, and submit it by mail or courier. Or visit Communities Nova Scotia to drop off your application.

Before you start

We encourage you to contact the program officer to discuss your proposal before you apply.

You can include relevant support materials like photos or support letters with your application.

Application Deadline: May 21, 2019

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