ASSINIBOIA - Peavey Industries LP recently announced that applications are now being accepted for its 2023 Community Agriculture Grant.
First launched in 2013, the grant has already awarded $800,000 in support to community groups across Canada through various agriculturally-based initiatives.
The grant aims to fund innovative community-building and agriculturally focused projects that will help strengthen local areas, towns, or cities.
The Community Agriculture Grant awards up to $100,000 annually to registered non-profit organizations or groups of individuals that have identified a need and developed a strategy to achieve their vision. The grant supports projects such as community gardens and green spaces, agricultural programs, recreational spaces, and rural enhancements.
“Each of us has a community, and most of us have ideas about how our community can be helped to be stronger and better,” said Doug Anderson, CEO of Peavey Industries LP. “The Peavey Industries Community Agricultural Grant exists to nourish the entrepreneurial spirit of the people and organizations within our communities with a focus on agriculture. We have been proudly serving Canadian communities since 1966, and most of these communities have a long, rich agricultural heritage.”
“The Peavey Industries Community Agricultural Grant is one more way that we can connect with the land and help realize tangible benefits for all.”
Jest Sidloski, vice president of marketing at Peavey Industries LP, stated, “The grant is open to community groups across Canada, from food security to ag societies, community spaces, conservation learning programs, youth in agriculture, indigenous programs, and more. Applicants must operate within 350 km of a Peavey Mart location and must demonstrate a clear understanding of how their project will positively impact their community. We encourage your group to apply.’
Applications for the 2023 Community Agriculture Grant will close on May 31. Winners will be announced in August, and the grant funds will be distributed in September. For more information on the Community Agriculture Grant and how to apply, visit their website at peaveymart.com.