Scotts® Gro for Good Grant Program 2023
Helping communities across Canada sustainably grow and benefit from green spaces together.
April 20, 2023
2023 Grant Recipients are announced!
Scotts Canada is proud to announce the 5 Gro for Good grant recipients who have been awarded $2500 to start growing fabulous gardens. They will all compete in a video contest later this year where another $2500 will be awarded! Congratulations to the 2023 Gro for Good grant recipients: Groundswell Network Society, Invermere BC, Thorold Community Activities Group, Thorold ON, Elmastukwek First Nation, Benoit's Cove NL, NorWest Co-op Community Food Centre, Winnipeg MB, and Al Ritchie Community Association Inc., Regina SK
🤗 We can't wait to see your beautiful gardens come to life! 🍅🌼🌶🥒
What is Gro for Good?
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.
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.
Each year, we award grants to deserving communities, schools and non-profit civic organizations seeking to develop sustainable gardens and green spaces.
Grant applications for 2023 are now closed.
Scotts Canada is proud to offer another year of Gro for Good grants to support green space projects.
Gro for Good grants are valued at $2,500 (cash plus in-kind product donation) and will be awarded to selected projects across Canada based on community impact, youth involvement and sustainability. The applicants will need to demonstrate one or more of the following benefits to the community: addressing health and wellness needs, enhancing the environment and/or engaging with youth. Each recipient of a grant will also have the opportunity to compete for one additional grant of $2,500 in cash that will be awarded based on a social media contest hosted by Scotts Canada.
We're making a difference
Together, we continue to create beautiful gardens and inspire many others to do the same.
Trees and shrubs planted
Gardens and greenspaces
Volunteer involvement (Construction & Maintenance)
Donation to Food Banks
2022 Gro for good Grant Recipients
Congratulations to the following projects and organizations that received a grant in 2022:
(EPICC) Garden, Lacombe Composite High School Ecovision, Lacombe, AB
Intergenerational Garden, Maple Ridge, BC
XPAND-XTEND, Fredericton, NB
Western Fair District, London, ON
Mon coin du ciel, Edmundston, NB
Congratulations to the winner of the 2022 Gro for Good Social Media Video Contest:
Intergenerational Garden (Seniors Network Community), Maple Ridge, BC
Some comments from our grant recipients:
"Carrots do not magically appear....gardening teaches patience and nurturing..."
S. Egan-Olsen, retired teacher and garden volunteers
Concours motivant et rassembleur - Comité forêt et jardins nourriciers de Roberval (Motivating and unifying competition )
"The Scotts Gro for good program has helped us expand our garden and provide a greater area for our participants to learn skills and build confidence, to feel socially connected and learn about food sustainability in an accessible therapeutic environment. Thank you Scotts!"
Anne-Maria Hawkes, Community Garden Coordinator
For any questions related to the grant application or grant process, please email [email protected]
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.