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  • findfundsblogger 8:34 am on April 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    A big boost for B.C. small communities 

    The Rural Dividend funding program will help rural B.C. communities with populations under 25,000 diversify and strengthen their economies. Deadline May 31, 2016.   Funding of $25 million per year is available in four categories:

    • Community capacity building;
    • Workforce development;
    • Community and economic development; and
    • Business sector development.

    Local governments, not-for-profit organizations and First Nations are all eligible to apply. Single applicants can apply for up to $100,000 for community-driven projects and must contribute at least 20% of the total project cost. Partnerships involving more than one eligible applicant can apply for up to $500,000, and must contribute 40% of the total project cost. Applicant contributions can include in-kind contributions of up to 10%.   A project development funding stream will provide up to $10,000 to help communities with limited capacity build business cases and feasibility assessments to support the development of strong projects and future project applications.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:35 am on January 13, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Big funding opportunities coming up! 

    fundingWelcome to 2016, Funds Fans!  This post has a few dynamite opportunities so please share with your networks:)

    January 30th, 2016. Up to $7,500.  BC Arts Council provides funding for community-based arts and cultural organizations in British Columbia.  Apply now for project assistance funding from the BC Arts Council to help produce local arts festivals.  Awards under this program are intended to assist with the fees paid to professional artists and technicians engaged for the event. Eligible projects may include presentation of original work, existing repertoire or exhibitions, or exploration of diverse work. Festivals may feature a combination of local and touring artists. Priority will be given to festivals that engage B.C. and Canadian artists.

    January 31st, 2016.  Up $5,000 (estimate).  The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada (AWFC) is looking to fund innovative projects that fulfill our Vision: that animals be well-cared for, are treated with respect, and that an enlightened ethic of animal care be fostered. Their mission is to improve the lives of animals by effecting a change in the Canadian mindset and culture to place a priority on respect for the needs (physical, psychological, and behavioural) of all animals kept by people for research, education, agriculture, and companionship, and to reduce harms to wildlife caused by human activity.

    February 8th, 2016.  Maximum grant: $25,000.  The Canadian Women’s Foundation is now accepting proposals for 2016-2017 Annual Violence Prevention Grants.  Organizations can apply for one of the following types of grants:

    1. Prevention: Prevent violence against women and girls in Canada through work involving girls, or teens (11 to 19)
    2. Rebuilding Lives: Support women’s organizations and programs in Canada to help women and children rebuild their lives after the crisis of experiencing violence
    3. Loan Funds: Provide interest-free loan funds to women who have experienced domestic violence to aid them in becoming financially independent
    4. Collaborative Projects: Support groups working together in a region, province, and territory or nationally to provide training, to share resources, to advocate or to support women survivors’ participation or leadership in policy issues.

    February 15th, 2016.  Up to $4,000.  TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.  The Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education, urban greening and enhancing biodiversity, and energy conservation.

    February 19th, 2016.  Up to $10,000. GoodLife Kids Foundation is currently only accepting requests for funding for inclusive physical activity programs for children with special needs. In considering any request for funding we will use the following definition of disability to determine a suitable fit for the children participating in the program.  “Disability refers to activity-limiting conditions that prevent full participation in intellectual, social, emotional, or physical functions or any combination thereof, observed in work, leisure, or daily tasks.” (WHO, 2001)

    February 26th, 2016.  Wage subsidies.  Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities.  The Canada Summer Jobs program

    • provides work experiences for students;
    • supports organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
    • recognizes that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.

    Canada Summer Jobs provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for young people aged 15 to 30 years who are full-time students intending to return to their studies in the next school year.

    February 29th, 2016.  Grants range from $5,000 to $15,000.  Healthy Communities Capacity Building Fund – Round Three.  This is a call for expressions of interest from local governments in BC who are leading the way in creating the conditions that enable healthy people and healthy places – in partnership with regional health authorities and other key community stakeholders.  Two funding streams are available: Seed Stream and Grow Stream.

    In both streams, partnership development and collaboration between local governments, health authorities, and other community stakeholders is a priority, as is working upstream for greater impact in one or more of the following focus areas:

    • healthy eating and food security
    • tobacco reduction
    • physical activity
    • healthy early childhood development
    • positive mental health and well-being
    • culture of moderation for alcohol use
    • injury prevention
    • planning for a healthy built environment

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  • findfundsblogger 10:42 am on December 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Funding for BC tourism industry! #finally 

    Deadline to apply: December 31, 2015.  Grants from $6,500 – $15,000Destination British Columbia Visitor Services Innovation Fund.  The purpose of the Innovation Fund is to enable the Visitor Services Network and their sponsor organizations to expand the delivery of visitor services by creating more contemporary and innovative approaches to serving guests’ information needs as they travel throughout BC.

    Goals:

    • Enhance or develop new visitor services initiatives.
    • Increase the impact, reach and accessibility of visitor services in communities to ensure remarkable experiences for visitors at every touch point.
    • Encourage communities to work together to create more visitor services touch points and to drive greater industry collaboration.
    • Distribute funds to support all regions of the province and create opportunities for small, large, rural and urban communities.

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  • findfundsblogger 1:27 pm on December 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Some great funds here! 

    Merry-Christmas-Text-PNG-10Hello dear Funds Fans!  As per usual, another late post… but a post nonetheless :)  At this time of the semester, it’s a miracle that I’m even dressed in something other than pyjamas and have my hair brushed at this time of day. #yayme

    Moving along, here are a few funds that are coming up which may be useful to you or those you work with:

    December 11th, 2015 (Yes. Today.  Come on, I know you have a draft ready that just needs a final touch up. Go for it!).  Grants from $2,500 – $5,000 (estimate)  The British Columbia History Digitization Program promotes increased access to British Columbia’s historical resources by providing matching funds to undertake digitization projects that will result in free online access to our unique provincial historical material.

    December 15th, 2015.  Grants from $5,000+ (estimate)  The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia supports real estate industry organizations’ research, education, and law reform initiatives that:

    • advance the professional competence of real estate practitioners;
    • better connect the public with the latest trends, laws and standards; and
    • support the sector’s efforts to build real estate and land use knowledge that contributes to resilient, healthy BC communities.

    December 17th, 2015. Up to $25,000 (estimate) Ministry of Justice grants from Civil Forfeiture Proceeds.  Grant applications are available to support projects in the following areas:

    • Developing or Enhancing Domestic Violence Units
    • Healing and Rebuilding After Violence Against Aboriginal Women
    • Sexual Assault: Strengthening Responses on Post-Secondary Campuses
    • Sexual Assault: Enhancing/Developing Coordinated, Cross-Sector Responses
    • Vulnerable Women in the Sex Trade,  Trafficked Women &  Women/Youth at Risk of Exploitation
    • Training and Education for Front-line Victim Service and Violence Against Women Service Providers
    • Serving Victims Through Restorative Justice: Enhancing Capacity for Complex Cases
    • Youth Anti-Gang Initiatives & Crime Prevention

    December 31st, 2015.  The BC SPCA Community Animal Spay/Neuter Grant is a grant competition that will help communities across British Columbia address pet overpopulation. The grants are available to registered animal charities and non-profits, municipalities, veterinarians, First Nation’s governments and tribal councils and BC SPCA branches. The amount of funding available for the 2016 grant cycle is not yet available.

    That’s all for now, folks. Please share with your networks and I wish you all a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year❤

     

     
  • findfundsblogger 8:40 am on November 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    NOW OPEN: Grants from Civil Forfeiture Proceeds (B.C.) 

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    The BC Ministry of Justice has announced that applications for one-time grant funding are now available under the Civil Forfeiture program. In order to assist applicants in developing their CFO application(s),  there will be a webinar on “How to Apply for a CFO Grant” on Thursday, November 19th. If you are interested in attending the webinar please contact: crimeprevention@gov.bc.ca with the subject line “CFO Webinar”.

    Grant Applications are available to support projects in the following areas:

    • Developing or Enhancing Domestic Violence Units
    • Healing and Rebuilding After Violence Against Aboriginal Women
    • Sexual Assault: Strengthening Responses on Post-Secondary Campuses
    • Sexual Assault: Enhancing/Developing Coordinated, Cross-Sector Responses
    • Vulnerable Women in the Sex Trade,  Trafficked Women &  Women/Youth at Risk of Exploitation
    • Training and Education for Front-line Victim Service and Violence Against Women Service Providers
    • Serving Victims Through Restorative Justice: Enhancing Capacity for Complex Cases
    • Youth Anti-Gang Initiatives & Crime Prevention

    All applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, 2015.  Late applications will not be accepted.

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  • findfundsblogger 2:00 pm on November 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    NOW OPEN: $50,000 from The Orange Door Project for youth 

    Orange DoorNovember 9th, 2015. Grants up to $50,000. The Home Depot Canada Foundation has made a three year, $10 million commitment to assist with renovation and repair projects and programs that provide youth with access to safe, stable housing and support services.  The Foundation is delivering on its pledge in part by providing funding through The Orange Door Project grant program.

    This program provides grants to Canadian registered charities that support homeless youth. Projects must include repairs, refurbishments and/or modifications to an existing housing accommodation that benefits homeless youth and/or a facility in which supportive and/or life skills development programs are delivered to homeless youth.

    Eligible projects for funding include but are not limited to: window replacement, weatherizing, painting, enhancements to the outdoor landscape (i.e. trees, gardens, seating areas), lighting or fixture upgrade projects, insulation improvements, accessibility/safety upgrades, small kitchen or washroom renovations.

    This program involves a two-stage application process:

    1. Preliminary Application – provides a top-line overview of the project for which funding is required. Deadline: November 9, 2015. Applicants selected to submit a full application will be notified by e-mail on or before December 18, 2015. All other applications will automatically be considered for funding through The Home Depot Canada Foundation’s Community Grants program.
    2. Full Application – provides a more detailed summary of the project for which funding is required. The deadline for organizations invited to submit a full application is February 1, 2016.  A review committee will evaluate invited applications and make recommendations to The Home Depot Canada Foundation Board of Directors for approval.

    Every attempt will be made to contact all applicants regarding their final application status on or before April 29, 2016.

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

    Find more funds for November here.

     
  • findfundsblogger 10:38 am on October 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    $20,000 for air quality research, apply by Oct. 30th 

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    October 30th, 2015. Up to $20,000. The BC Clean Air Research Fund (BC CLEAR) promotes research excellence by funding transformative research of strategic importance for the management of air quality in British Columbia. All applied research projects that have direct relevance to air quality management in British Columbia are eligible for support from the BC Clean Air Research Fund (BC CLEAR). First Nations are encouraged to apply as BC CLEAR is offering specific research grants to support applied air quality research by First Nations applicants.

    Other eligible applicants include: Researchers from academic institutions, government organizations, First Nations, industry, consulting and non-government organizations.

    There it is folks :)  Go and get it!

    For help with your proposal, please contact a Professional Writer today!

     
  • findfundsblogger 8:31 am on October 9, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Deadline Alert: ViaSport funding – Oct. 15th 

    Sports fundingHi again Funds Fans, here are some sport funding options that nearly slipped past my radar.  For other great funds check out the long list from yesterday:)

    October 15th, 2015 ViaSport 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.

    October 15th, 2015.  ViaSport 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. 

    October 15th, 2015. ViaSport 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.

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  • findfundsblogger 10:03 am on October 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Funding :) October and November 2015 

    money picHiya, Funds Fans!  This cat has fallen behind – again…  But for good reason #school #family.  Nevertheless, I have scoured my databanks to bring you a fabulous list of upcoming funds :)  As you will see, I am being proactive about the November deadline alert since my recent blogging history has proven that I don’t quite have it all together sometimes. #lifeofastudent

    Enjoy – Reblog – Post – Tweet!!

    Also please VOTE on October 19th and … “Do not share! Copy and paste!”  lol:) #22Minutes

    October 15th, 2015. $3,500 to $10,000. ArtStarts, Artists in the Classroom (AIC). AIC grants support projects in schools across BC that demonstrate artistic excellence, strong curricular connections, high levels of student engagement and an active partnership between an educator and a professional artist.

    October 15th, 2015. Up to $5,000+. TD Friends of the Environment Foundation supports a wide range of environmental initiatives, with a primary focus on environmental education, urban greening and enhancing biodiversity, and energy conservation.

    October 23rd, 2015. Up to $75,000. Vancouver Foundation Environment & Animal Welfare grants.

    October 30th, 2015. Up to $10,000. Goodlife Kids Foundation. GoodLife Kids Foundation is only accepting requests for funding for inclusive physical activity programs for children with special needs.  In considering any request for funding we will use the following definition of disabilty to determine a suitable fit for the children participating in the program. “Disability refers to activity-limiting conditions that prevent full participation in intellectual, social, emotional, or physical functions or any combination thereof, observed in work, leisure, or daily tasks.” (WHO, 2001)

    October 30th, 2015. Grants range from $2,500 – $5,000. PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada Foundation Leadership Grants Program provides funding for professional development opportunities for staff and volunteers who work at small- to medium-registered charitable organizations in Canada.

    November 1st, 2015. Up to $25,000+ (estimate). Wildlife Habitat Canada. In recognition of the fact that the primary source of funding for the Grant Program is from the purchase of the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp by waterfowl hunters, within the available budget, Wildlife Habitat Canada will primarily support: Projects that address priority activities under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) including the human dimensions goal; Regional and local habitat projects of importance to other migratory game birds; Priority activities under the Newfoundland and Labrador Murre Conservation Fund.

    November 1st, 2015. Up to $100,000. The EcoAction Community Funding Program provides financial support to community groups for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment.  Funded projects promote the participation of local communities to address clean air, climate change, clean water, and nature to protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment.  The program also supports projects that build the capacity of communities to increase knowledge and skills as well as changes attitudes and behaviours so that these activities may be sustained into the future.

    November 6th, 2015. Up to $75,000 . Vancouver Foundation Health & Social Development grants.

    November 6th, 2015. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000.  BCRehab  is an organization working toward a British Columbia that is inclusive and accessible to all people.  They promote projects and initiatives that increase accessibility so that all people — regardless of their physical capabilities — can thrive, participate and contribute in their communities.  Through advocacy and fundraising efforts they are able to assist British Columbians who are living with a physical disability. Grants fulfill individual needs, such as personal mobility equipment, when individuals cannot afford to purchase such items on their own.

    November 15th, 2015. Grants range up to $20,000. Canada Council for the Arts – Elder and Youth Legacy Program.  Through this program, Aboriginal arts organizations can help Elders pass on the many art forms being practiced to the next generation. The program will also increase the Canada Council’s capacity to serve Aboriginal Elders of this country, giving them opportunities to work with youth and pass on their legacy of artistic practice. Generally, projects should be designed as follows; the organization will choose the Elder who will work with their youth. That Elder will then help to decide the number of young people he or she will work with, and will help to select them. Strong applications will demonstrate a clear link between the Elders, participants, the artistic practice being shared, and the expenses to be covered by the grant.

    November 15th, 2015. Grants from $500 to $1,000. 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.

    November 15th, 2015. Up to $10,000. Nike N7 Fund for Canadian applicants must be a non-profit entity, primarily serving the Native American or Aboriginal community, have a sports, wellness, or physical activity focus, serve youth, high school age or younger. Applicants that demonstrate consistent or sustained community programming and impacts, rather than one-time events, will be given priority.

    December 2nd, 2015. Up to $40,000 for 4 years. Canadian Women’s Foundation, Girls Fund. The Girls’ Fund grants are intended to support community programs or networks designed to increase protective factors in girls aged 9 to 13 – such as confidence, critical thinking skills, social connectedness, and overall resilience.

    There it is, folks!  Go and get it :)  For help with your proposal, please contact a Professional Writer today!

     
  • findfundsblogger 11:19 pm on September 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: September 2015 

    Funding Deadlines

    Hello Friends and Funds Fans!  I have not abandoned you.  I’m just slightly tardy and have been altogether swamped with other matters this past month or so.  On with the show, says me:)

    September 15th, 2015. Grants range from up to $5,000+. The Bullitt Foundation concentrates its funding on environmental issues in urban areas, business and technology, ecosystem services and planning, and leadership and civic engagement. The mission of The Bullitt Foundation is to safeguard the natural environment by promoting responsible human activities and sustainable communities in the Pacific Northwest. Our geographic region includes nonprofit organizations that serve Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia, western Montana (including the Rocky Mountain range), and south-central Alaska.

    September 15th, 2015. Up to $50,000. The Canadian Women’s Foundation is now accepting proposals for Multi Year Anti-Trafficking Grants for 2016-2020. The multi-year anti-trafficking grants aim to:

    • Prevent sex trafficking of women and girls in Canada through work involving girls or teens within universal prevention programs; prevention for at-risk youth and for victims of sex trafficking by creating awareness, sharing information and stopping further victimization.
    • Support women’s organizations and projects in Canada to help women and girls rebuild their lives after the crisis of experiencing trafficking by providing multiple layers of intensive support and services.
    • Support collaborative projects for groups working together in a region, province, territory or nationally (in Canada) to create awareness, to share resources, to provide coordinated responses, and to advocate or to support sex trafficking survivors’ participation or leadership in policy issues.

    September 15th, 2015. Up to $5,000+. (estimate) The Hamber Foundation provides grants for cultural, educational and charitable purposes within the Province of British Columbia. The Foundation prefers to support specific projects rather than contributing to general sustaining assistance or to large capital projects. The Foundation may review major grant proposals from time to time.

    September 16th, 2015. General Grants of any size. The Real Estate Foundation Grant Program supports initiatives that non-profit organizations have identified as important based on research and their own, on-the-ground knowledge and experience. These grants help to meet needs, fill gaps and implement solutions.

    September 24th, 2015. $300 to $2,000. RBC Try-it Day grants provide funding for organizations, clubs and communities in British Columbia to plan a sports “try-it” day in the week leading up to and on RBC Sports Day in Canada.

    September 28th, 2015. Up to $20,000+. The Youth Take Charge Program is now accepting applications for projects taking place between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Applications for funding for multi-year projects (with a start date of April 1, 2016) can also be submitted. Through partnerships with youth-serving organizations, the Youth Take Charge Program supports projects that exemplify an ability to strengthen youth attachment to Canada in the following thematic areas: History and heritage, Civic engagement and youth service, Arts and culture, Economic activities. IMPORTANT: Projects promoting Canadian history and heritage will be given priority in this intake.

    September 30th, 2015. Stage 1: Up to $10,000. Stage 2: Up to $200,000. The Community Action Initiative (CAI) has issued a call for letters of intent for proposals to promote mental health and wellness in older adults, including those with low incomes, immigrant or refugee, and Aboriginal peoples living in community, assisted living, or residential care settings. Proposals that focus on a direct service to older adults with chronic health conditions are encouraged. Proposals that focus on promoting mental health and wellness in family caregivers of older adults will also be considered. Applicants who receive a CAI convening grant will then proceed to the second stage, where they will be invited to apply for a service innovation grant valued up to $200,000 to support a project lasting two to three years in duration.

    September 30th, 2015. Up to $100,000. The objective of the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) is to give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities. The CAPF recognizes that arts presenters are key partners in achieving this objective by providing financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series, as well as their support organizations. Eligibility is for Not-for-profit organizations, Aboriginal organizations, government institutions.

    September 30th, 2015. Up to $200,000. Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage, Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals. Successful applicants may receive up to 100 percent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $200,000 for festivals that:

    • present the work of local artists, artisans, or performers of local historical heritage;
    • actively involve members of the local community;
    • are intended for and accessible to the general public.

    There it is folks!  Go and get it :)

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