Funds Fans, I have let you down over this past month but perhaps you will forgive me when I tell you that I’ve been working on a 21-credit summer semester, juggling household duties and dealing with a horde of listless, “bored” and rather unimaginative children who don’t seem to know how to a) clean up after themselves, b) appreciate that Mum does work and it’s called going to school and, c) understand the concept that their life is not going to magically fill with memorable, life-enhancing moments by just sitting around the house playing Black Ops or watching My Little Pony for the umpteenth time. Bless their hearts. Where is my wooden spoon…
Moving on, there are a number of great funds coming up in August and if you are a keener you still have a couple of days to get in on the first few.
August 1st, 2014. Maximum grant: $50,000. The Community Accessibility Stream of the Enabling Accessibility Fund is designed to provide funding to eligible recipients for projects that improve accessibility in communities across Canada. Projects may include: renovating, retrofitting or constructing community facilities where programs or services are offered to people with disabilities; retrofitting motor vehicles used as community-based transportation; and, providing information and communications technologies to make them more accessible for the community. Eligible recipients for this CFP are: Not-for-profit organizations; Municipalities with a population under 125,000 as per census data; Aboriginal organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); and, Territorial governments.
August 1st, 2014. Award $5,000. Jill’s Family Education Award. The purpose of this award is to provide a woman who is solid/successful in her recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, a life transforming opportunity to build those dreams which result from the gift of sobriety. This award is intended to enable a woman in recovery to develop her talents through post-secondary education, which will help provide a new beginning for herself and her family. Recipients may attend any post-secondary (or other related) education institution in BC. To be eligible for the award, a recipient must: be a female resident of British Columbia; be a woman who has been in recovery from alcohol and/or other drug addiction for a minimum of three years; demonstrate financial need; demonstrate academic proficiency consistent with graduating (75% or GPA 2.5); demonstrate community engagement.
August 1st, 2014. Grants range from $15,000 – $40,000. The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation welcomes proposals from any of the natural and social sciences and the humanities that promise to increase understanding of the causes, manifestations, and control of violence and aggression. Highest priority is given to research that can increase understanding and amelioration of urgent problems of violence and aggression in the modern world. Applicants for a research grant may be citizens of any country. While almost all recipients of our research grant possess a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, there are no formal degree requirements for the grant. The grant, however, may not be used to support research undertaken as part of the requirements for a graduate degree. Applicants need not be affiliated with an institution of higher learning, although most are college or university professors. Applications are submitted online.
August 4th, 2014. Maximum grant: $500,000. The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) through its Office of Religious Freedom (ORF), is launching a Religious Freedom Fund call for proposals. The call is intended to achieve one or several of the following outcomes: Enhance the rights of religious communities whether they are threatened or violated; Strengthened institutions’ and civil society’s response to specific violations of religious freedom in targeted countries and promote tolerance and pluralism; and/or, Increased effectiveness of organizations, including national and international stakeholders, to act against violations of freedom of religion. The geographic scope includes countries from Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia (including Central Asia). Eligible Recipients include: local non-governmental, community, religious, academic or not-for-profit organizations based in foreign countries; international, intergovernmental, multilateral and regional organizations; and, Canadian non-governmental, community, religious, academic and not-for-profit organizations operating abroad.
August 20th, 2014. Grants range from US$5,000 to US$60,000. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the UNAIDS convening agency on HIV prevention, treatment and care for people who use drugs, invites proposals from civil society organizations working in the area of harm reduction. The primary aim of the funding opportunity is to strengthen the capacity of civil society to address HIV prevention, treatment, care and support among people who inject drugs. The proposals must focus on one, more than one or all of the following – HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support among people who inject drugs. The projects should support the active participation of drugs user communities, have an international reach (regional or global), and are initiated, planned, managed, implemented, monitored and/or evaluated by community based organization.
August 22nd, 2014. Maximum Grant: $10,000. GoodLife Kids Champion Grants are available to registered charities and qualified donees in Chilliwack and Victoria which provide the opportunity for sustainable physical activity , primarily focused on children ages 4 to 14 years. The primary basis of the program will have children participating in physical activity for a significant portion of the program. Nutrition and educational components may be supporting elements of the program.
August 29th, 2014. Maximum Grant $500,000. Workplace Opportunities: Removing Barriers to Equity is a new grant and contribution program designed to support employers subject to the Employment Equity Act in their efforts to improve designated group representation in areas of low representation through partnerships and industry-tailored strategies. Workplace Opportunities will consider concepts that will achieve one or more of these outcomes:
- Improved representation of one or more designated groups within workplaces, occupational groups or sectors with low representation.
- Improved understanding among stakeholders of industry specific barriers to inclusion and effective human resources practices to address them.
- Development of new inclusion tools and guides tailored to industry specific needs.
Also, please have a look at the extensive database of funding initiatives from Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.
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