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  • findfundsblogger 5:16 pm on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Major Capital funding for FN childcare facilities 

    fnecdcHey FN Funds Fans!  Big money for capital upgrades to childcare spaces!!  Hey, I don’t make this stuff up, I just report it :)

    Major Capital Funding for the Creation of New Licensed Child Care SpacesDeadline: March 31st, 2015.

    Major Capital funding is available 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; 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.

    Baby Boom?  Boom baby!

     
  • findfundsblogger 1:41 pm on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alert: Conservation funding for B.C. 

    HCTF logoHi again, Funds Fans!  What’s up with all the posts today, right?  I am doing a bit of spring cleaning in my funding database and finding gems all over the place.  Enjoy!  Share!  Apply!

    The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation is a non-profit charitable foundation that invests in projects that maintain and enhance the health and biological diversity of British Columbia’s fish, wildlife, and habitats so that people can use, enjoy, and benefit from these resources.  HCTF is a proposal-driven organization and they invite grant applications from anyone who has a good idea that benefits fish, wildlife and habitat in British Columbia.

    March 31st, 2015: Applications Close for Acquisition Grants.  HCTF accepts proposals for projects that acquire land or interests in land to secure the value of these areas for conservation of fish and wildlife habitats and populations.

    May 15th, 2015: Deadline for submitting PCAF Applications.  The Public Conservation Assistance Fund provides small grants to organizations and individuals who have a conservation project in mind but need financial help to make it happen.  To assist as many groups as possible throughout the province each year, grants are modest, averaging about $2,500 each. There is an annual limit of $10,000 per year per project.

    September 30th, 2015: Applications Close for Go Grants (Second Call)  GO Grants provides grants to K-12 schools for transportation, project materials and program fees that support outdoor learning experiences about BC’s environment.

    November 2nd, 2015: Applications Close for HCTF Enhancement and Restoration Grants.  These grants are provided to projects that:

    • focus on freshwater wild fish, native wildlife species and their habitats;
    • have the potential to achieve a significant conservation outcome;
    • best represent the interests of the Trust Foundations’ contributors, and maintain or enhance opportunities for fishing, hunting, trapping, wildlife viewing and associated outdoor recreational activities.

    There it is folks!  Go and get it :)

     
  • findfundsblogger 11:26 am on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Canucks for Kids Fund NOW OPEN! 

    canucksforkidsHey, Funds Fans!  This has been a tricky fund to find out deadlines for but my perseverance has paid off.  It’s open now until March 27th.

    The Canucks for Kids Fund dedicates resources to assist charities which support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia. They are accepting grant applications for the 2014-15 season until March 27th, 2015.

    To be eligible to receive support from the Canucks for Kids Fund applicants must:

    • Be a registered charitable organization with Revenue Canada and must be able to provide its nine-digit registration number (e.g. 880 975 065 RR0001) on applications for support.
    • Use support provided by the CFKF exclusively to benefit children and youth living within British Columbia.
    • Be able to provide a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of the donation.
    • Demonstrate opportunity for a strong branded community partnership with the Canucks for Kids Fund

    The Canucks for Kids Fund encourages proposals for project based programs delivered over a finite period of time. Continuing or renewable grants are not encouraged.  Successful applicants will be notified in June, with payments issued in July.

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  • findfundsblogger 9:00 am on March 14, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Status of Women Canada funding 

    end violenceGood day, Funds Fans!  Here’s more good news for those of you fighting the good fight.

    Status of Women Canada is launching a Call for Proposals for projects that will contribute to ending violence against women and girls in Canada. All projects will include a number of predetermined elements, which organizations must address in their proposals.  Grants range up to $300,000+.  Deadline: April 17, 2015.

    Proposed projects can address a wide variety of issues related to violence against women and girls, but must include, and will be assessed on, the following points:

    • focus on improving or transforming the environment that perpetuates or contributes to violence against women and girls or that puts women and girls at risk of violence;
    • confirmed key decision-makers and community leaders to work towards ending violence against women and girls within the project; and
    • potential to create sustainable change beyond the life of the project.

    Eligible recipients include legally constituted organizations that are:

    • Not-for-profit, Canadian organizations, excluding labour unions, post-secondary educational institutions, and religious institutions;
    • For-profit Canadian organizations, if the nature and intent of the funded activity is non-commercial and not intended to generate profit;
    • Aboriginal governments (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities) and their agencies in rural and remote areas where there is a lack of capacity among non-profit and for-profit organizations; and
    • Territorial governments (local, regional, territorial) and their agencies in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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  • findfundsblogger 11:35 am on March 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: BC’s Buy Local Program 

    buy local bcHey Foodie Funds Fans!  Check this out :)

    Under the $2 million Buy Local Program, businesses and organizations can apply for matching funding (i.e., applicants are required to contribute 50% in cash of the total cost of the project budget) in 2015 from the provincial government for projects that promote local foods that are grown, raised, harvested, or processed in BC. (BC processed food is any food, seafood or beverage product processed and packaged in BC with more than 85 per cent of the product’s main ingredients produced in BC. Where the main ingredients are not available in BC in sufficient quantities, the food must be processed and packaged entirely in BC.)  Up to $100,000.  Deadline: April 10th, 2015.

    Projects must meet the following objectives:

    • Increase use of British Columbia’s agriculture, food and seafood sectors in the domestic marketplace; and
    • Build consumer preference, demand and sales for BC agrifoods sold within the province.

    ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES

    • Media advertising (e.g., radio, TV, print)
    • In-store promotions and advertising (e.g., signage, recipes, in-store demonstrations, sampling, consumer contests, flyer advertising)
    • On-product labelling
    • Social media or web campaigns (including new websites)
    • Trade shows and events
    • Branding and public relatons activities

    ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

    • Associations
    • Cooperatives
    • Marketing boards
    • Aboriginal groups
    • Non-profit organizations
    • For-profit organizations
    • Individual firms (including food processors)
    • All applicants must have a head office, or be registered, in BC.

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  • findfundsblogger 5:01 pm on March 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Deadline Alerts: March 2015 

    Deadline Alert!

    Happy Friday, Funds Fans!  Share far and wide, there’s lots of funding to go around :)

    NOW OPEN: $10,000 to $15,000.  The Rapid Ocean Conservation (ROC) Grants Program is a project of the Waitt Foundation. ROC Grants provide small grants with a quick turnaround time for solutions to emerging conservation issues and is responsive to conservation opportunities, supports higher-risk ideas at a low financial cost, and engages with small, local NGOs on a global scale.  Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Project funds will be distributed within 2 weeks of funding decisions. More rapid turnaround is possible for highly urgent projects.

    NOW OPEN: LOI’s accepted year-round.  Grants range from $25,000 – $75,000.  The Global Fund for Children makes small grants to innovative community-based organizations working with many of the world’s most vulnerable children and youth.  Applicant must be registered with the local or national government as a nonprofit organization.  Full proposals are accepted by invitation only.

    March 10th, 2015 Mountain Equipment Co-Op provides a range of granting streams for the following program areas: Land Acquisition (Grants range from $10,000 to $100,000), Capacity Building (Grants range from $5,000 to $35,000) , Advocacy and Awareness (Grants range from $1,000 to $15,000), and Access and Activity. (Grants range from $500 to $15,000).

    March 15th, 2015 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.

    March 15th, 2015.  The BC Arts Council is offering several streams of Operating Assistance Grants. Grants range from under $10,000 to over $100,000.  These include:

    • Arts Periodicals
    • Professional Arts Training Organizations Professional Performing Arts Organizations (Dance)
    • Professional Performing Arts Organizations (Music)
    • Professional Performing Arts Organizations (Theatre)

    March 16th, 2015  Ploughshares Fund supports organizations and individuals working to build a safe, secure, nuclear weapons-free world. We place very few restrictions on our grant making. There are no geographical limitations to their grants and they DO fund direct lobbying programs. This program will also make grants to individuals. However, this program does not fund the production of films, videos, books, art projects or the research and writing of academic dissertations.  Ploughshares Fund staff may also consider requests for emergency funding on a discretionary basis.

    March 16th, 2015 RBC After School Project grants of up to $40,000 are provided by the RBC Foundation to programs for at-risk or underserved communities that offer structured, supervised activities in an environment that provides what RBC has termed the “3 S’s”: safety, social skills and self-esteem. To qualify for a grant, organizations should offer after school activities five days a week and include a variety of programs such as computer instruction, sports, literacy, music and art lessons, nutritional guidance and help with homework.

    March 18th, 2015. The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) provides the Mentor-Apprentice Program which supports one-on-one teams of a language mentor and apprentice to complete 300 hours of language immersion work together between June 2015 and March 2016.

    March 22nd, 2015   BCAA & United Way Community Child Car Seat Program  The British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA) and United Way of the Lower Mainland (UWLM) are working in partnership to make child car seats available to non-profit agencies and community groups that work with families with children age nine and under through their Community Child Car Seat (CCCS) Program. The value in child car seats must range from a minimum of $500 to a maximum of $1,100 per applicant.  Your agency/community program must meet at least one of the following criteria to be eligible: work with families who do not have the resources to purchase a child car seat; transport children age 0-9 as part of your program; operate a child seat loaner program.

    March 30th, 2015. Grants range from $25,000+. (est.) AANDC is now accepting submissions for Aboriginal Representative Organization Project Funding for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.

    March 30th, 2015. The Canada Post Community Foundation will fund projects that support three primary focus areas—community, education and health.  The Foundation’s maximum grant is $50,000. However, in order to fund as many organizations as possible, the majority of its grants are $25,000 or less.

    March 31st, 2015. Up to $5000USD. The Tiet Foundation aims to support organizations that maximize impact and create change. Its grant programs seek to support high-impact, low-cost solutions to the world’s toughest problems—in particular, social injustices. It mostly supports projects in the areas of: Social/economic inequalities; Marginalized populations (women, older adults, people with disabilities, LGBTQI, indigenous/native people, refugees/internally displaced persons, etc.)

    March 31st, 2015. $1Mil. 2016 TED Prize nominations are now open!  Nominate an individual — or yourself — to envision and execute a high-impact project that can spur global change. The TED Prize winner will have an ambitious wish — and the vision, pragmatism and leadership to turn it into reality.

     Alrighty then.  Ya good to go?

     
  • findfundsblogger 11:56 am on March 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Hamber Foundation accepting applications until March 15th 

    hamberHello Funds Fans!  Welcome to Friday :)

    March 15th, 2015 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.

    There it is, folks.  Go and get it!  Don’t forget to check out the recently posted mental health funds and

    the 7 funding streams for First Nations now available from AANDC!

     
  • findfundsblogger 7:38 am on March 4, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: Canada Post Community Foundation grants 

    community_Foundation_StampHey Funds Fans!  Another great fund has just opened up!

    The Canada Post Community Foundation will fund projects that support three primary focus areas—community, education and health.  The Foundation’s maximum grant is $50,000. However, in order to fund as many organizations as possible, the majority of its grants are $25,000 or less.  Deadline: March 30th, 2015.

    Funding will be allocated to projects that will generate maximum impact, creating lasting change for children and youth (up to the age of 21), in the following areas:

    • education programming to help children reach their full potential
    • programming supporting healthy children
    • building safe, kid-friendly communities
    • services for children and youth with special needs and their families
    • programs that promote the interest of children and youth
    • mental health programs for children and youth

    Organizations applying for project funding should either be based in the community or rely significantly on community resources to undertake the activities proposed or to achieve the objectives stated.

    Eligible organizations include:

    • Registered charity with a Canadian Charitable Registration Number
    • Registered non-profit organizations with a valid B/N business registration number
    • A school (as defined by the education act in each province)
    • An unregistered community organization
    • A community library
    • A registered Canadian amateur athletic association.

    Eligible organizations must:

    • Have a volunteer Board of Directors/organizing committee (this does not apply to schools and community libraries):
    • While paid employees can be used to deliver programming, the Board of Directors must be unpaid positions (payment for expenses incurred by the Directors is acceptable).
    • Have a detailed plan for the project being submitted.
    • Have a budget for the project being submitted.

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  • findfundsblogger 5:24 pm on March 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    FN Organization funding – 7 Streams! 

    aandc logoHi Funds Fans!  I’ll post a March Deadline Alert very soon.  While you are waiting, have a look at this if you are – or are working with – an FN organization :)

    AANDC is now accepting submissions for Aboriginal Representative Organization Project Funding for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  Grants range from $25,000+. (est.) Deadline: March 30th, 2015.

    This year’s funding will continue to focus on projects that support Government of Canada priority areas, yield concrete results and promote healthier, more self-sufficient Aboriginal communities. In order to be considered for approval each project will be screened against ARO Project Funding Eligibility Criteria, and must fall under one of seven project funding themes:

    Improving First Nation Elementary and Secondary Education Outcomes

    Community Infrastructure

    Economic Development

    Métis and Non-Status Indians Partnerships and Policy Development

    Social Program Reform

    Capacity Development and Accountability

    Northern Research and Development and Climate Change Programs for Aboriginal and Northern Communities

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  • findfundsblogger 11:17 am on February 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    NOW OPEN: FPCC Language Grants 

    FPCC language immersion fundingHi Funds Fans!  This post seems to be font-challenged but whatev’s, right?  That’s just WordPress keeping things lively for me, I guess.

    At any font, here is a worthy selection of funding opportunities for language and culture revitalization within and between B.C.’s Aboriginal communities.  Check it out :)

    The First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) provides leadership for the revitalization of Aboriginal languages, culture and arts in British Columbia. The First Peoples’ Cultural Council monitors the status of B.C. Aboriginal languages, cultures, and arts, and facilitates and develops strategies which help Aboriginal communities recover and sustain their heritage. The First Peoples’ Council is committed to establishing itself as the key source of current and accurate information on the state of Aboriginal languages in British Columbia and to continuing to provide program coordination and funding for Aboriginal language and cultural preservation and enhancement.

    The Mentor-Apprentice Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The Mentor-Apprentice Program supports one-on-one teams of a language mentor and apprentice to complete 300 hours of language immersion work together between June 2015 and March 2016. Deadline: March 18, 2015 at 4:00pm

    The Language Nest Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The Language Nest Program provides grants to support language immersion programming for children from 0 – 5 years of age. Deadline: May 6, 2015 at 4:00pm

    The Language Revitalization Planning Program is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 program year. The Language Revitalization Planning Program supports communities that share the same language to collaboratively develop strategic language plans. Deadline: June 10, 2015 at 4:00pm

    There it is folks!  Go and get it :)

     
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