Apply Now: Round 3 Grant Applications due September 13

The Local Food Investment Fund is dedicated to getting more locally grown food onto the plates of Ontarians. The Greenbelt Fund is now accepting applications for Round 3, and we encourage you to apply for a grant to help your business or organization be a leader in championing Ontario food. 

There are three grant streams available for funding:

1) Broader Public Sector - Increasing local food purchases by public sector organizations and institutions.

2) Market Access - Increasing access of small and mid-sized farms and processors to markets

3) Local Food Literacy - Improving understanding of where local food can be found, what local foods are available, and how to use Ontario-grown and raised food

Please consult our grant guideline for application instructions. If you would like to speak with one of our staff about your application, please contact Program Manager Franco Naccarato at fnaccarato (at) or Program Officer Sagal Dualeh at sdualeh (at)

The deadline for applications is September 13, 2016 at 5pm. Visit to get started.

For a better sense of the sort of projects we have funded in the past, please take a look at previous grants made.

The Greenbelt Fund changes the way we eat food in Ontario. Our innovative investments get more local food onto the plates of Ontarians. We work with businesses, institutions and NGOs to make Ontario's farmers the first choice for consumers. The Fund's work has generated a 13-fold return on our investments, permanently changed the food value chain, and improved local food awareness and education across the province. As a not-for-profit, the Greenbelt Fund is supported by public and private sources.