2020 Existing Garden CGDF Applications

If you are an Ottawa Community Housing group please contact the coordinator at the email below.

*NEW* Applications to the CGDF can be submitted year round.  They will be assessed as they are received.

Applications received during 2020 will be assessed on an ongoing basis, as opposed to a single deadline each winter.  While it is likely that most gardens applying in 2020 will receive funding in 2020, it is possible that some will not be able to access funding until 2020.      We are also seeking sponsorship opportunities for 2020 gardens to help fund as many gardens as are ready.

Prospective gardens will have different needs for land access approvals depending on who owns the land the garden is seeking to use.  Gardens wishing to build on City-owned land will take longer to approve. For those wishing to build on City-owned land up in 2020, we strongly recommend you get your proposal in by the end of May 2020.

If you would like to mail, or email, in the application here is the downloadable file:


Community Gardening Network Coordinator: Christine Burton Communitygardening@justfood.ca (613) 824-7771

Just Food
Community Gardening Network
2391 Pepin Crt.
K1B 4Z3

For applications in french: http://www.alimentationjuste.ca/reseau-des-jardins-communautaires-dottawa/fonds-de-developpement-des-jardins-communautaires/

2) Contact Information of Project Coordinators

Garden Details

An infrastructure or community space addition could be as simple as a few raised beds or could be a composting system, benches, pic-nic table arbour, walking path gazebo, pergola, etc.
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Please include proof of community consultation including any tweets, facebook posts, newsletter announcements.
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Garden Financing

Gardens will be assessed on their ability to pay their operational expenses before being given additional funds. If you still have a shortfall you need to identify what the gap is and how this will change and by when. Garden are expected to be covering their own program and operational expenses (routine soil amendments, replacing lumber or tools and equipment, purchasing water, etc). as the Community Garden Development Fund is only for capital expenditures (New Garden Beds, water infrastructure, new garden features, etc.). If you are unsure about a particular expense please contact the CGN Coordinator before the application deadline.
This is for in the event the funding cannot be disbursed in person
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