Services
Grant appliations for farms

We offer grant writing services to farmers for a variety of projects and funding sources, including
  • Growing Forward
  • SARFIP
  • Greenbelt Fund
  • Local Food Fund
  • Greenjobs Young Employment(AAFC)
  • Summer students
  • Private or community foundations
  • ...
All of our staff has many years of farming experience and a good understanding of what you need. We can help you to meet eligibility, with support, advice, or by summarizing your reasoning into a professional marketing or business plan. Just because your season is busy, you should still be able to access the funding that you deserve!
Grant applications for organizations

Our grant writing services are targeted on agricultural and environmental projects. Services include researching grant opportunities, writing highly competitive grant proposals, debriefings if a proposals is rejected. For successful proposals, we support our clients in building long-term relationships with funders. We also offer ongoing contracts with organizations where we act as grant writers and project managers, helping to ensure the successful implementation of the grants program.
Data Analysis &, Statistics and background research

Our team offers in-depth data analysis of and type of dataset, ranging from census data to statistical analysis, modelling, computations. Our preferred data analysis tools include statistical packages, GIS, EXCEL, and MatLab. We offer geospatial modelling as well as hydrological modelling. We gladly provide our clients with the full knowledge to replicate and update any results.

Do you need in-depth analysis of Census Data? We offer complex analysis techniques including time series, correlation, factor analysis, or description on shifting factors! Such data analysis is helpful for market analysis or media releases.


Staff is skilled handling large datasets with various modelling tools (example publication), mathematical and graphical tools, and how to use this information for stronger media releases (e.g. example article)

We also conduct background research on specific topics, which can lead to very consumer-oriented products (example consumer outreach product)!
Business & marketing planning

Our team has a broad expertise of different fields of agriculture, mostly with focus on small- and medium scale farms and food hubs, their products, and their farming practices. We are offering business planning services to farms and food organizations, in order to grow your business, such as:
  • Business Studies
  • Business Plans
  • Strategic Plans
  • Marketing Plans
We generally work closely with our clients, because we believe that every business planning should be a learning experience by the business owner or manager. But we can also provide plans on a very short timeline.
For an example business plan, please refer to the Eat Local Grey Bruce Co-operative plan that was implemented successfully in 2016 link!
Building Food Hubs

Our team has a broad expertise of different fields of agriculture, mostly with focus on small- and medium scale farms and food hubs, their products, and their farming practices. We are offering business planning services to farms and food organizations, in order The Grey Bruce Centre for Agroecology has gained deep experience in building food hubs after being the main consultant for Eat Local Grey Bruce Co-operative. Our team was involved in a long business planning process that explored a variety of enterprise scenarios, identifying farmer needs and aspirations, and testing these against market potential. The main challenge though is building a community of like-minded individuals who make any plan reality.

With Eat Local Grey Bruce (website), we have developed both theoretical and practical experience on team building, market development, community outreach, fundraising, facilitation, cost-effectively sourcing start-up materials, and start-up management. We offer these services to communities who want to establish food hubs in their region.
Workshops & Presentations

Our members reflect a broad range of practical expertise, backed up with academic education and professional experiences. On a wide range of topics, we can either offer workshops, classes and seminars ourselves, or identify and organize leading experts. Topics include ecological food production, food hubs & food distribution, food systems, and special topics (see more link).
Impact Assessment

Many organizations aspire social and environmental benefits. A precise understanding how activities impact on their target region, group of people, or environment is absolutely necessary to improve the strategic focus of an organization, communicate beneficial impacts to funders and customers, and use resources effectively. We offer impact assessment on environmental, social and economic indicators using cost-effective and simple, yet scientifically sound methodology.



For example assessments, please refer to the Fresh City Farms impact assessment (link) or climate change impacts (link).
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