Neighbourhood Kitchen Fund

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Now accepting Expressions of Interest

The United Way Halifax Neighbourhood Kitchen Fund, created by BMO and Medavie, allows community organizations to renovate gathering or dining spaces, upgrade or purchase equipment, purchase dishes or dining furniture, and upgrade electrical or plumbing. The Neighbourhood Kitchen Fund was designed to help local, neighbourhood-focused organizations use good food to bring people together and build relationships, skills, connection and belonging.

This fund is for charitable, neighbourhood-focused organizations that serve marginalized people in Halifax Regional Municipality.

We are currently accepting Expressions of Interest for funding projects in 2023.

Before you begin:

  • Please read the RFP Guide. This guide will help you to ensure your organization meets the criteria, determine if your project can be accomplished within the timelines provided, help you decide on the size of project you will be proposing, and determine what expenses are eligible within your budget.
  • Please read the Expression of Interest carefully and review your responses before submitting. Your proposal must be submitted using our online framework by November 17 at 4 p.m.

Those organizations who meet the funding criteria will be invited to submit a proposal through an RFP process. All organizations that submit an EOI will receive an email on December 1, 2022 to let them know whether they were successful and can move on to the RFP process.

Proposals will be evaluated over the winter. Successful projects will be executed between March and November, 2023.

Want to learn more? Visit our Neighbourhood Kitchen Fund page to find a list of successful organizations who completed projects in 2021 or see our blog to read about two successful small projects: Beechville Baptist Church and Hope Blooms.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Expression of Interest process, please contact Miranda Cain at