Scotts Canada

We are helping communities across Canada sustainably grow and benefit from green spaces together

With urban and economic development at an all-time high, we desperately need to protect and grow our collective connection to nature, to the environment and to each other. Scotts Canada Ltd. is pleased to present Gro for good as our effort to keep the spirit of community and connection to nature alive in Canada.

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Each year, we will be awarding grants to deserving communities, schools and non-profit civic organizations seeking to develop sustainable gardens and green spaces.

We are committed to supporting green space solutions that improve communities throughout Canada and  help our youth and communities enjoy the benefits of gardening; benefits, such as, encouraging healthy eating habits while learning how to grow your own food and the health benefits that come from being outdoors and interacting with nature and other members of the community.

How it works

Each Gro for good Grant will be valued at $2,500 (cash and in-kind product donation) and will be awarded to selected projects across Canada based on community impact, youth involvement and sustainability.  

Each recipient will also have the opportunity to compete for one additional grant of $2,500 that will be awarded by means of a social media campaign.

How to apply

Canadian charitable organizations or non-profit groups are invited to apply for a grant to create or expand a garden or green space that will provide tangible benefits to the community in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Address a health & wellness need, such as:
    • Promoting good health through healthy eating and/or gardening activities
    • Addressing community food security
    • Supporting therapeutic healing
  2. Enhancing the environment, such as providing:
    • Pollinator habitat improvement
    • Beautification of a community space
    • Urban revitalization
  3. Developing Youth through:
    • Engagement in community projects
    • Providing education and awareness related to gardening and gardening related topics
    • Interaction with the community and green spaces

Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have support from their local municipality and/or school authority along with a plan for the sustainability of the garden. Community involvement needs to be a key element of the project.

The gardens or green spaces will need to be substantially completed in the year the grant is awarded and each group will be required to host  a celebratory event (dedication, community activity, harvest) in order to be eligible for the additional grant.

Apply for your Gro for good Grant

Applications will be accepted starting in January of each calendar year. The application deadline is February 28, at 11:59 p.m. EST of each corresponding calendar year.

Take a look at our FAQs below to learn more about our Grants.

FAQs

Scotts Canada Ltd. is pleased to continue its partnerships with Communities in Bloom, Plant · Grow · Share a Row, and Nutrients for Life, to inspire and educate people about the importance of green spaces, environmental stewardship and feeding our communities through the development of community gardens.

Scotts Miracle-Gro celebrated the company’s 150th anniversary in 2018 by marking the end of GRO1000 – a program that supported more than 1,000 community gardens throughout North America and Europe. Scotts Canada is proud of our contribution to meeting this goal.

When people come together in a green space, something good happens

View all our Canadian GRO1000 Grant Recipients