The BC Housing Garden Fund for Housing Providers

The deadline for the 2023 Garden Fund has now passed. We will start accepting applications for the 2024 fund on January 15.


Apply now for start-up funding of
up to $3,000 to build gardens
and start garden programs

Public garden with many flower beds

Get Growing

Apply now for start-up funding of
up to $3,000 to build gardens
and start garden programs

Learn how you can help support tenants with the benefits of a garden.  Apply for funding through BC Housing’s Garden Fund. 

Garden Grant - Program Overview
Who can apply: BC Housing’s non-profit housing partners
How to use funding: to build gardens and start garden programs
Funding available: start-up funding up to $3,000
Eligible housing: all types of housing in BC
Eligible regions: all regions in BC

The Garden Fund provides start-up funding of up to $3,000 to BC Housing non-profit housing partners to build gardens and start garden programs at their buildings.

In addition, Garden Fund recipients will have access to phone support from BC Housing’s People, Plants, and Homes team for their first growing season.

How to apply

Complete the People Plant & Homes Garden Grant application and submit it to [email protected].

Important dates

  • Deadline for applications: February 28, 2023 

  • Recipients announced: April 1, 2023

Who will review and select the Garden Fund grant recipient?

A volunteer committee of BC Housing staff will evaluate applications and decide who will receive funding.

The committee will review and ensure that:

  • You have a plan and/or funding to maintain your garden after the first season
  • You have a realistic budget for your project
  • You have approval to build a garden from the landowner or management team
  • The scope of your project is doable
  • You have a plan in place to engage residents in the project

Responsibilities of non-profit providers once selected for the grant

Reward recipients will be asked to:

  • Provide BC Housing with stories, feedback and photos of their project
  • Sign a Memorandum of Understanding and return unused funds
  • Provide BC Housing with receipt of money spent
  • Participate in an online event at the end of the season to share your success stories with other funding recipients

Get inspired

Unsure where to start? Explore our Garden Guide below to find ideas, suggestions and inspiration. 

Garden Fund Resource Guide