Monday’s Money

DEADLINE ALERT:  Do you have First Nation clients or contacts?  Tweet this!!  Hurry!  $5,000 available from the Aboriginal Youth Sport Legacy FundDeadline March 6, 2012.


Where’s the money?  I love this question as much as I love finding the answer.  The fascinating thing about money is that it shows up in the strangest places.  For instance, I just found 30 cents on the breadbox in the kitchen.  Granted, thirty cents is not much but the interesting thing is that it appeared out of nowhere.  Money is weird that way.  It often disappears without a trace too but that’s a topic for another post.

Okay, down to business folks.  For those of you who have just tuned in, this is what I intend to do: provide you with timely updates on open funding calls, Request for Proposal opportunities and other juicy tidbits on where and how to find money for your organization or client.  The thing is you’ll need to tell me what kind of funding you are looking for.  You can go to my webpage at: and send me an email or you can post a query on my Facebook Page and sometime soon, when I get it figured out, we’ll be able to Tweet to one another.  On a side note, if you are just looking for beer money or if you’ve blown your grocery budget on scratch tickets, shoes or “antiques” from e-bay…. well, you probably need a different kind of help than what I offer… but send an email or do a post anyway.  I’ll call you a dumb-ass for free!

Today’s offerings include:

$7,500 available for Grant Writing Support through NDIT: Deadline is March 31st, 2012.  Each year, $7,500 in rebate funding is provided to approved municipalities, regional districts, incorporated improvement districts, and First Nations bands to support employment of a locally-based grant writer that is directly supervised by local or band government administration to prepare funding application to agencies, foundations, and government programs.


Canadian Heritage funds for Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage.  Deadline for applications April 1, 2012.  This funding suite includes:

  • Local Festivals –  up to a maximum of $200,000.00.  The Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans, or historical performers.
  • Community Anniversaries – provides funding for non-recurring events (including capital projects up to $25,000). Successful applicants may receive up to 100 percent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $200,000 for events.
  • Legacy Fund – successful applicants may receive up to 50 per cent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $500,000.  The Legacy Fund provides funding for community capital projects that commemorate a local historical anniversary of 100 years or greater in increments of 25 years.


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