Agroforestry Industry Development Funding NOW OPEN!

Agroforestry BC

Deadline for applications: September 11th, 2012. Maximum Grant $25,000 + (estimated)

The Agroforestry Industry Development Initiative (AIDI) is working to support the development and adoption of agroforestry practices for the benefit of all British Columbians.
Their goals are to:

  • Develop the business case for agroforestry practices in British Columbia;
  • Improve market connections for agroforestry products and services;
  • Demonstrate agroforestry practices to showcase operational examples of agroforestry systems;
  • Improve agroforestry awareness, extension and education; and,
  • Expand and strengthen partnerships among agroforestry practitioners and stakeholder organizations.

AIDI funding is open to qualified Canadian legal entities (as it relates to the legal jurisdiction of the entities), capable of entering into a contract to deliver a project, including but not limited to:

  • Individuals;
  • Organizations and associations;
  • Cooperatives;
  • Marketing boards;
  • Corporations;
  • Aboriginal groups;
  • Non-profit organizations including Industry Councils; and,
  • For-profit companies.

Notes: Federal, provincial and territorial government departments or agencies, and colleges and universities are not eligible for funding. The project funding level will be considered on a case-by-case basis. There may be a cap on funding available for individual projects.

The Agroforestry Management Committee will be considering new letters of intent (LOI) and proposals to the BC Agroforestry Industry Development Initiative (AIDI) at their Tuesday, September 18, 2012 meeting.

To ensure your LOI or proposal is considered at this meeting, please submit them no later than Tuesday September 11. Those wishing assistance in developing a proposal for consideration at this review meeting should contact the Project Development and Communication Services Manager ( well in advance of the intake deadline.

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