NPOs invited to support local food garden projects

The City of Cape Town's Urban Management Directorate is inviting applications from suitable not-for-profit organisations to apply for grant funding to implement a food garden project in partnership with the City.
 
This is an intervention planned for the current financial year and is set to see an estimated 720 farmers participating in this urban farming project, with at least 30 food gardens in each of the City's 24 sub councils.

The organisations which will be considered will be legally established, registered as a non-profit organisation or as a non-governmental organisation, with proven expertise and/or accreditation in the field of urban farming, poverty alleviation, project management, capacity building and empowerment of disadvantaged communities.

"Growing our own food helps us to create better food security for our communities, improves our diet and health, helps to alleviate poverty and also assists with building skills and creating jobs. The project will provide support to new and existing farmers using secured sites such as backyards, schools, open space around City buildings, churches, NGOs, clinics and libraries that require no capital costs.
 
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