Ontario Farmland Trust

Farmland protection through Greenbelt expansion
Ontario Farmland Trust
$8,050 (over 4 months)
www.ontariofarmlandtrust.ca

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: February 23, 2017

The project develops a technical submission for the Greenbelt expansion consultations, linking the long-term health of water systems and agricultural viability in the Outer Ring.

 

 

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North Dufferin Agricultural Community Taskforce (NDACT)

NDACT and Expansion of the Greenbelt
North Dufferin Agricultural Community Taskforce (NDACT)
$15,000 (over 10 months)
www.ndact.com

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

Community meetings and activities increase citizen and stakeholders understanding of the agricultural, ecological and economic value of protecting farmland and water resources in Dufferin County.

 

 

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National Farmers Union - Ontario

Mobilizing Farmers
National Farmers Union - Ontario
$25,000 (over 9 months)
www.nfuontario.ca/new/

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: February 23, 2018

NFU-Ontario engages its local membership by promoting awareness of provincial consultations, hosting facilitated discussions on growth pressures and farmland and protection and submitting formal comments to the province.

 

 

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Langford Conservancy

Community Organizing to Grow the Greenbelt
Langford Conservancy
$25,000 (over 9 months)
www.lconserv.org

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: February 23, 2018

Langford Conservancy will increase awareness about provincial consultations taking place to protect water resrouces and how their members can participate. The conservancy will also collaborate with its members to develop a formal submission to the province.

 

 

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Ecospark

Grow the Greenbelt to protect our waters
Ecospark
$37,930 (over 3 months)
www.ecospark.ca

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: February 23, 2018

The Oak Ridges Moraine Partnership (Ecospark, Ontario Nature, STORM) researches and develops a technical/science-based submission as part of the provincial consultations considering expansion of the Greenbelt. Document to be shared among a network of community organizations to increase understanding of the issues and needs.

 

 

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Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO)

Engaging Stakeholders in Greenbelt Expansion Consultations
Ecological Farmers Association of Ontario (EFAO)
$8,080 (over 3 months)
www.efao.ca

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: February 23, 2018

Activities promote awareness of provincial consultations considering Greenbelt expansion and encourage participation by farmers. Capacity funding supports a joint submission with the Organic Council of Ontario.

 

 

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Alternatives Inc.

Engaging stakeholders to expand the Greenbelt into the Waterloo Region and Guelph/Wellington
Alternatives Inc.
$16,750 (over 3 months)
www.alternativesjournal.ca

Grant Stream: Expansion Consultation Fund
Date Approved: February 23, 2018

Educational community events in Waterloo, Kitchener and Guelph, discuss the importance of preserving farmland and sensitive environmental lands, encourage participation in the provincial consultations to consider expansion of the Greenbelt.

 

 

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Environment Hamilton

A Resilient Greenbelt Needs Places to Grow
Environment Hamilton
$58,597 (over 1 year)
www.environmenthamilton.org

Grant Stream: Resilient Greenbelt
Date Approved: June 20, 2018

The project raises awareness among Hamilton residents about local growth management issues and impacts on the Greenbelt. It will also support the protection of farmland and natural systems in the City of Hamilton, increasing urban intensification and halting sprawl.

 

 

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GREENBELT FOUNDATION ACCEPTING FUNDING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL GRANT ROUND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 24, 2018

GREENBELT FOUNDATION ACCEPTING FUNDING APPLICATIONS FOR FALL GRANT ROUND

The Greenbelt Foundation invites applications for funding to protect and enhance Ontario’s Greenbelt and its water systems in particular

Applications are now open through the Greenbelt Foundation’s Prosperous Greenbelt and Resilient Greenbelt funding streams. Eligible charities and non-profit organizations are encouraged to submit their project ideas by September 28, 2018. The Greenbelt Foundation particularly welcomes applications for projects related to enhancing the Greenbelt’s water resource systems and the role they play in the continued prosperity and high quality of life offered in the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

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Neptis Foundation

Monitoring Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe
Neptis Foundation
$300,000 (over 3 years)
www.neptis.org

Grant Stream: Resilient Greenbelt
Date Approved: March 20, 2018

The Neptis Geoweb, a mapping and digital information platform, will be used to increase community awareness and understanding of the current forces shaping growth in their community. Subsequent community collaborations to model different growth scenarios will enable councillors, stakeholders and the public to understand the impact of land use planning on their communities, natural heritage and farmland. Visualization tools will support this work.

 

 

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