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  • findfundsblogger 1:42 pm on July 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    B.C. Small Business Grants! 

    B.C. Small Business grantsYo-ho-ho, Funs Fans!  Here’s the Two-Week Countdown for “Open for Business Award” applications sponsored by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training.  Communities throughout British Columbia are encouraged to submit their Open for Business award application before the deadline on July 11, 2014.

    The award provides $10,000 for up to 20 local governments that best demonstrate they are operating within the spirit of the B.C. Small Business Accord. The Accord was established to help foster a progressive business culture where government initiatives support current and future generations of small business owners across the province. The intent of the financial award is to fund a local, small business-friendly initiative that aligns with principles of the Accord.

    Award evaluations will be based on local measures that make it easier to do business in that community. The evaluation criteria reflects the Accord by recognizing that when small businesses are celebrated and supported by their local government,, they are more likely to be competitive and innovative in their community.

    Other community organizations such as Chambers of Commerce are encouraged to work with their local governments to submit applications.  Winners will be announced at the Union of BC Municipalities Annual Convention in September.

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  • findfundsblogger 3:20 pm on June 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: July 2014 

    Deadline Alert!Howdy Funds Fans!  Happy pre-Canada Day weekend :)  Here’s the latest Deadline Alert.

    July 2nd, 2014.  Grants range from $20,000 – $30,000. BC Arts Council Special Project Assistance – Capacity and Sustainability Program is designed to assist arts and cultural organizations planning to undertake specific activities that will increase their capacity and contribute to long term sustainability. The program is intended to assist organizations that can demonstrate a high degree of critical self-reflection. A competitive submission will include analysis of the organization’s stage in its life cycle, details of the specific impacts of the current environment, realistic assumptions and explanation of the anticipated results, including the knowledge gained through the project.

    July 2nd, 2014.  Grants range from $10,000 – $100,000. BC Arts Council Innovations. Innovations supports extraordinary commissioning, research, creation, development and/or production costs incurred by B.C. arts and cultural organizations for projects that demonstrate innovation, experimentation and risk taking. Funding will be provided for the commissioning, research, creation, development, production and/or public presentation of new works across the province by organizations with a demonstrated track record in the creation, development and production or public presentation of new work.

    July 4th, 2014. Up to $25,000.  The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is accepting applications to the Community-based projects funding stream that will enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues.

    July 15th, 2014Up to $3,500.  SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism accepts applications for grants of up to $3,500 to help underwrite environmental reporting projects and entrepreneurial ventures. The purpose of the FEJ is to provide incentives and support to qualified journalists and news organizations to enhance the quantity and quality of environmental journalism.

    July 15th, 2014. Grants range from $10,000 – $100,000. BC Arts Council Project Assistance – Arts Based Community Development Awards are available to assist with projects that develop and extend the practice and understanding of arts-based community development through the processes of creating art, producing events, and developing resource materials for arts-based community development practitioners.

    July 15th, 2014.  Up to $2,500.  Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is a national charity that funds environmental projects across Canada.  The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary funding focus on: Environmental education; Urban greening and enhancing biodiversity; Energy conservation.   The following organizations are eligible to apply for TD FEF funding: Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN), Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary), Municipalities, Aboriginal groups

    July 21st, 2014. Up to $4,000.  Peace Direct is launching ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’building jury.  In the longer term, Peace Direct will use this competition as part of our processes to find partner organizations that they can further fund and help to scale up their work. The winners will be announced on the International Day of Peace, September 21. This is a global competition. There is no geographical restriction on applications.

    July 31st, 2014$25,000 - $100,000. The Ockenden International Prizes recognises the value of outstanding self-help projects for refugees and/or internally displaced people around the World. The new annual prize accepts applications from organisations with projects, programmes or activities that help refugees and displaced people with pioneering approaches proven to be highly effective in promoting self-reliance for displaced communities.
    The prize’s prime objective is to:
    • Raise awareness of the scale and range of challenges faced by refugees and displaced people.
    • Recognise and reward organisations giving inspirational and highly effective support, and enabling self-reliance.
    • Share experience and learning about what works and leads to real change in the lives of refugees and displaced people.

    July 31st, 2014. $25,000+ (estimate)  The Snow Leopard Conservation Grant Program is designed to support education, research, or conservation projects on snow leopards that meet the needs identified in the Snow Leopard Survival Strategy (SLSS) . Applicants are researchers, educators, or conservationists from a snow leopard range country, international professionals working closely with, or hosted by, range-country counterparts, and post-graduates of any nationality pursuing a higher degree and whose proposals are compatible with needs identified in the SLSS document. Proposals focusing on grassroots conservation or applied research will be viewed preferentially.

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  • findfundsblogger 2:15 pm on June 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Funds for peace :) 

    Funding for peace initiativesHey Funds Fans!  Some peace with a side of funding is on the menu today.

    Peace Direct is launching ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’, a new competition to find the best emerging peace-building organizations. Four winning entries will be selected by our expert peace-building jury. Each winning entry will receive:
    $4,000 funding for peace-building activities
    • The opportunity to attend a Peace Direct peace-builder conference or visit another peace-building organization
    • Promotion of their work online.
    In the longer term, Peace Direct will use this competition as part of our processes to find partner organizations that they can further fund and help to scale up their work. The winners will be announced on the International Day of Peace, September 21. This is a global competition. There is no geographical restriction on applications.
    In order to be eligible to enter, you must:
    • be a registered organization or community association, established for at least 2 years
    • be undertaking peace-building work: your organization will be either a peace-building organization or have peace-building as a substantial element of your work.
    • have a maximum annual turn-over of $40,000 or less
    • be locally based: Your organization must be based in the country/communities where your work will be done. Your organization should be an independent organization, not an in-country or satellite organization of an international NGO.
    Deadline: July 21st, 2014. However, they strongly recommend applying as early as possible to ensure the information is included correctly.

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  • findfundsblogger 6:58 pm on June 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Environmental project funding! 

    TDLogoHi Funds Fans!  Here’s another great fund for the community minded :)  Don’t forget about the Deadline Alert! $5,000 to $25,000 from the Inspirit Foundation, posted yesterday!!

    Founded by TD Bank Group in 1990, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) is a national charity that funds environmental projects across Canada. Grants range from up to $2,500+. Deadline: July 15th, 2014.

     The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary funding focus on: Environmental education; Urban greening and enhancing biodiversity; Energy conservation.

     The following organizations are eligible to apply for TD FEF funding:
    • Registered Canadian charities with a Charitable Registration Number (CRN)
    • Educational institutions (primary/secondary/post-secondary)
    • Municipalities
    • Aboriginal groups

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  • findfundsblogger 2:33 am on June 16, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert! $5,000 to $25,000 from the Inspirit Foundation 

    inspiritFoundationThe Inspirit Foundation Community Impact program is now OPEN for applications. This granting program will support projects that bring young adults (aged 18-30) of different spiritual, religious and secular beliefs to take action together to achieve a positive outcome for their community. Grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.  Deadline: Thursday, June 26th, 2014, at 5:00 pm EDT.
    The Community Impact grants support projects that bring together young adults (aged 18-30) of different spiritual, religious and secular backgrounds to take action to achieve a positive outcome for their communities.
    Note: Only registered Canadian charities or First Nations Bands can apply to this granting program. In the case  of a collaboration or partnership, the lead partner must be a registered Canadian charity or First Nations  Bands.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:55 am on June 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: $5,000 to $25,000 in capital project funding 

    capital project funding B.C.Hey Funds Fans!  This one almost slipped under my radar…  Big bucks for small communities :)

    FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about enhancing rural communities. If your organization is raising money for a capital project and your city or town has less than 150,000 people, it may qualify for a donation between $5,000 and $25,000 to supplement your other fundraising efforts.  Deadline: June 12th, 2014.

    Successful projects have included hospitals and medical centres, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centres and community gardens.

    Who’s eligible:

    • registered charities with Canada Revenue Agency
    • non-profit organizations that will partner with a municipal body, territorial or provincial government who agree to receive the money contributed and issue a receipt in your name
    • a municipal body (a municipal body can include a town, city under 150,000 people, a rural municipality or a First Nations band)

    Your project must

    • enhance the quality of life for people in rural communities under 150,000 people
    • recognize FCC’s contribution
    • be completed within two years of receiving AgriSpirit funding
    • must be a capital project (equipment, building funds, etc.)

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  • findfundsblogger 10:21 am on June 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    $500 to $1000 for inter-school math competitions 

    mathematics projectsHey Mathy Matherton’s and all other Funds Fans!  This fund opened today :)

    The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) supports activities that promote the learning of mathematics among Canadian youth. In addition to hosting its own math competitions, the CMS offers math competition grants for activities at the elementary and secondary school levels.

    The Math Competition Grants are open to contests of different kinds at the school level. This includes:

    • Traditional: students solve problems in a timed written exam
    • Projects: Teams competing to solve a strategic problem over a longer period of time
    • Posters: Preparation of a mathematical solution or discussion for display purposes

    Preference will be given to:

    • Competitions which embrace a number of regional schools (city, county or province-wide)
    • New ventures or those which are aiming to expand their reach
    • Competitions which have matching sources of funding or which are aiming to become self-sufficient

    Typical grants will be between $500 and $1000. Grants may not be used for salaries but are designed for costs associated with supplies, travel costs, reproduction costs, prizes, publicity, and related expenses.  Deadline: November 15, 2014

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    Don’t forget to check the June Deadline Alert for more great opportunities!

     

     
  • findfundsblogger 9:49 am on May 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    $25,000 for Senior’s focussed projects 

    Funding for Seniors ProjectsHappy Saturday, Funds Fans!  If you missed the June Deadline Alert posted yesterday, check it out!

    For those of you working with seniors in your community, this post is for you!

    The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) is accepting applications to the Community-based projects funding stream that will enable seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and help communities increase their capacity to address local issues.  Eligible organizations will receive up to $25,000.  Deadline: July 4th, 2014.

    Projects must address one or more of the program’s five objectives:

    • promoting volunteerism among seniors and other generations;
    • engaging seniors in the community through the mentoring of others;
    • expanding awareness of elder abuse, including financial abuse;
    • supporting the social participation and inclusion of seniors; and
    • providing capital assistance for new and existing community projects and/or programs for seniors.

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  • findfundsblogger 1:06 pm on May 30, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts for June 2014 

    Deadline Alert!

    Hello, hello, hello, Funds Fans!  Look at me go, sliding in a Deadline Alert in the nick of time :)  Since studies have been keeping me occupied, I feel as if I’ve let things slip around here.  However, while I search around in my database for more June funders, here’s a great list to keep you going.

    June 1st, 2014. Grants from $25,000 to $50,000 (estimate). Established by the Roger Williams Park Zoo and the Rhode Island Zoological Society in 1989, the Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund (SDCBF) supports conservation programs that protect threatened wildlife and habitats worldwide.

    June 1st, 2014The Minerva Education Awards support women from a variety of backgrounds achieve their dreams of furthering their education in schools and programs throughout BC.   For all Education Awards, preference is given to women who meet one or more of the following: Single mothers, immigrant women, Aboriginal women, and women with disabilities obtaining further education; Mature women who want to upgrade their skills when returning to the workforce after an absence; Women in non-traditional fields of study

    June 2nd, 2014: BC Arts Council Media Artists – Individual Arts Awards. This program assists independent media artists with the creation of specific projects. Media arts are defined as works in film, video, audio/sound art and new media, including new information and communications technologies used for artistic expression. Awards are available to support the creation of new works. Applications may be made by individuals or a collaboration of two or more artists who share creative control of a project.

    June 4th, 2014 Via Sport Local Sport Program Development: The Local Sport Program Development Fund makes community sport more accessible to people of all abilities by providing funding to sport programs delivered by local sport organizations, municipalities and Aboriginal communities. Eligible applicants are invited to apply for funding of up to $2,000 for new and expanded programs that directly lead to new sport participation opportunities in their communities.

    June 4th, 2014 Via Sport Girls Only:  The Girls Only grant category was developed to provide opportunities for girls and women in all regions of BC to participate in sport and integrate regular activity into their lives. Organizations can apply for the Girls Only grant to support the development and delivery of sport programs that benefit girls and women of all ages.  Maximum grant: $2,000. 

    June 4th, 2014.Via Sport Forever Active Bodies (FAB) 55+:  The FAB 55+ grant was developed to provide opportunities specific to women aged 55 and older in all regions of BC to help target an audience that does not receive the same level of opportunity and access to sport that their younger counterparts now have.  FAB 55+ provides funding for programs specifically geared towards getting senior women active and participating in sport programming that overcomes barriers and stigmas surrounding women in sport.  Maximum grant: $2,000.

    June 11th, 2014 ViaSport Hosting BC:   The Province of BC through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development invests in event hosting and the Hosting BC program to facilitate sport, economic, and community development. Eligible applicants are invited to apply for Hosting BC funding of up to $35,000 depending on the type of event.  Note: Forevents taking place between April 1, 2014 – July 31, 2015.

    June 16th, 2014: BC Arts Council Special Project Assistance – Early Career Development. The Early Career Development Program will help bridge the gap for emerging and early career arts practitioners, supporting their career development and ability to work as artists and arts and culture workers. The program will support early career practitioners to develop their practice while building their portfolio, professional exposure and/or career experience through co-op placement, internship, residency, and mentorship opportunities. The program is intended to support the development of knowledge, learning and capacity within the sector and to create opportunities for the next generation of artists and practitioners.

    June 18th, 2014. Data for Life Prize invites applicants to submit a successful but under-recognized life-saving intervention for children under five that deserves more rigorous study. Two winners will receive $50,000 each to fund meticulous, independent, year-long field studies of their chosen intervention.  

    June 30th, 2014.  Major capital funding is available from the First Nations Early Childhood Development Council to help with the costs associated with the creation of new licensed child care spaces. Under this program, non – profit child care organizations may receive up to a maximum of $500,000 and private sector child care organizations may receive up to a maximum of $250,000 for building a new child care facility including the cost of buying land or a building; the assembly of a modular building and site development; renovations to a building; and/or – buying eligible equipment and furnishings to support new child care spaces in an existing facility or as part of the above activities to create new spaces.  

    June 30th, 2014 The Alexia Foundation is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant which will provide a $25,000 grant for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women anywhere in the world.

    Happy Fund Hunting!  Don’t forget to check in with a Professional Writer to help with proposal preparation and reporting.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:51 pm on May 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    $100,000 to assist refugees and displaced people 

    Refugee  project fundsHello Funds Fans :) Here’s something new!

    The Ockenden International Prizes recognises the value of outstanding self-help projects for refugees and/or internally displaced people around the World.  The new annual $100,000 Prize accepts applications from organisations with projects, programmes or activities that help refugees and displaced people with pioneering approaches proven to be highly effective in promoting self-reliance for displaced communities.
    The prize’s prime objective is to:
    • Raise awareness of the scale and range of challenges faced by refugees and displaced people.
    • Recognise and reward organisations giving inspirational and highly effective support, and enabling self-reliance.
    • Share experience and learning about what works and leads to real change in the lives of refugees and displaced people.
    Deadline: Thursday, July 31st, 2014.

    Also, for those of you involved in health research within Canada, don’t forget to bookmark ResearchNet for scads of funding opportunities.

    There it is, folks!  Go and get it!!

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