Seed Grants

2018 Seed Grant Program to Emphasize FCI Training Events

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From FCI Director Stuart Reid:

“Many of you have been asking for details on the 2018 Seed Grants. FCI relies on outside contributions to support the Seed Grant program, and we cannot make any commitments until we know we have funding. This year our budget will not allow for our typical grant offerings. However, we will be creating a new program that will greatly expand the number of Up & Coming scholarships that we can offer and will also be available to help cover attendance at regional training events we are planning. This will be an on-going program throughout the year, rather than a one-time application process. Once we have the new application materials ready, we will share more details on this exciting new opportunity. Instead of a limited number of larger grants, we will now be able to encourage many more co-operators to participate in our intensive (and fun!) training programs.

“Next year we will evaluate the success of the new programs and decide whether or not to continue on that path or, if we have room in the budget, whether we should offer Seed Grants again.”

June 28, 2018

Help Support Our Seed Grant Program

Startups are the seedlings of the retail food co-op community, and our Seed Grants are a great way to nourish them. Donate to the FCI Seed Grant Program today.

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