2021 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 2021 will be assessed on an ongoing basis, as opposed to a single deadline each winter.  While it is likely that most gardens applying in 2021 will receive funding in 2021, it is possible that some will not be able to access funding until 2021. We are also seeking sponsorship opportunities for 2021 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 2021, we strongly recommend you get your proposal in by the end of May 2021.

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

2021-Existing-CGN-Garden-Application

Community Gardening Network Coordinator: Sun Shan 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.
8) Is this garden on city owned land?
Maximum upload size: 8.39MB
(1) Site Plan (required if there are new site additions to garden) (2) Schematics (Required if new infrastructure is to be built, please provide a schematic/drawing for each new feature (3) Landowner permission letter (if expanding garden/developing land – Please email communitygardening@justfood.ca if the garden is located on City of Ottawa land), (4) Letters of Support (required for major developments)

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.
*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. Gardens 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 CG Coordinator before the application deadline.
This could be an individual, or an organization, etc.
This is for in the event the funding cannot be dispersed in person
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