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Urban Ag/Garden Grants

Urban Ag Mini-Grant for Raleigh

The City of Raleigh’s Environmental Advisory Board supports urban agriculture with mini-grants. Applications are now being considered; deadline is March 6 (the day before AHA’s Dig In!) All applicants living within the City of Raleigh will be considered.

Cash awards ranging in amounts from $500 – $1,500 will be presented to individuals, groups, non-profits and/or businesses at the Environmental Awards ceremony on April 22, 2015.  Eligible Applicants include: Community Gardens, Schools, Churches, Community Centers, Day Care Centers, Neighborhoods, Workplaces, Public Housing Sites, Apartment Sites, Senior Centers, Civic Groups, individuals and local businesses.  Funding for projects such as: fences, irrigation and/or water sources, garden structures, equipment, compost, seeds and soft costs.

For more information contact:
Anya Gordon
City of Raleigh’s Environmental Advisory Board
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Project Orange Thumb Grants

Fiskars garden picFiskars’ Project Orange Thumb garden grants provide tools and resources to help communities reach their goals for neighborhood beautification, community collaboration and healthy, sustainable food sources. In 2015, Fiskars is tripling the number of grant recipients to award 30 applicants $3,500 in cash and tools. Fiskars Project Orange Thumb has provided over $1.5 million to more than 150 community groups since the program began in 2002.

Applications are being accepted for 2015 Project Orange Thumb garden grants in the U.S. and Canada now through January 31, 2015. Grant recipients will be announced February 18, 2015. Apply here.

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